Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

Part of the Film Preservation Blogathon co-hosted by Self Styled Siren and Ferdy on Films – a fundraiser to benefit the National Film Preservation Foundation. The National Film Preservation Foundation is the independent, nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America’s film heritage. They work directly with archives to rescue endangered films […]

Categories: film theory, vampires

The short version is: no, Michael Haneke’s new version of Funny Games does not need to exist. Regardless of its inherent quality or lack thereof, it serves essentially no useful purpose. As to the useless purposes it serves, well, that’s the long version. In 1997, the German director made his first major international splash with […]

I am here to inform these modern times of the grammatical era’s end and the beginning of flamboyance especially in cinema. -Joseph Balsamo (Daniel Pommereulle) Fin de conte Fin de cinema -Closing title card It feels more than a little bit facile to write about Week End, which like all of Jean-Luc Godard’s films is […]

Joking is all well and good, but the surprisingly virulent controversy around Hostel, Part II perhaps deserves some consideration. By the way, the first thing you’ll see after the jump? Not safe for work. Caveat emptor. If we follow the official narrative, you had one of two reactions to that poster: you thought it was […]