Bloody marvelous film! Propaganda, of course, but surprisingly rich in intentional, genuinely funny, humor, which I was not expecting from Eisenstein. Some of the scenes of intrigue reminded me of Lang and the scenes in the factory look forward to Metropolis. Highly recommended.
1932 horror/mystery/comedy(?) about a cannibalistic full-moon killer with synthetic flesh. Great and eerie two-strip technicolor, gorgeous Fay Wray, more mad scientists than you can shake a stick at… read review
Phenomenal. There’s Camp in it of course, but the movie’s main draw is Faye Dunaway’s incredible OTT performance as Joan Crawford. Almost every other aspect of the film is competent but usually no… read review
A short from 1967, in which Carolee Schneemann films herself while having sex with her lover, composer James Tenney. Schneemann boasts about how FUSES features “no objectification or fetishization… read review
Joris Ivens’ agitprop in favor of the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. (Not to be confused with our Republicans.) Surprisingly great for a film that was created to be a fundraising aid. But Ivens’… read review