Drowsy

Drowsy City (Thành Phố Ngủ Gật) (2019)

Drowsy City (Thành Phố Ngủ Gật) first published by EyeforFilm at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019 When a film starts with an aerial looking down on a busy metropolis, it often serves as economic cinematographic shorthand for one of those now-hackneyed voiceovers promising that what we are about to witness will be just one…

Mata

A Mata Negra (The Black Forest) (2018)

The opening shot in Rodrigo Aragão’s A Mata Negra (aka The Black Forest) is of a stone church atop a rocky outcrop, overlooking the forest below. There humble herbalist Pai Pedro (Markus Konka) finds an abandoned girl, and takes her in as his own. Years later, foundling Clara (Carol Aragão) is a good-natured, naïve teenager…

Eraserhead (1977)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: “Oh you are sick.” David Lynch’s feature debut is a monochrome fever dream of frustrated desires and horrific unease. Review: “They’re still not sure it is a baby!” The precise nature and identity of the monstrous infant at the centre of Eraserhead remains a mystery, but then the same could be said of the…