Cruising

Cruising (1980)

Cruising first published by Little White Lies, as the 86th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Police patrolmen DiSimone (Joe Spinell) and Desher (Mike Starr) cruise in their radio car through Brooklyn’s Meatpacking district, notorious for its nocturnal nightclubs and BDSM scene. “They’re all scumbags,” says Desher as he surveys the streets filled with leather-clad…

pass

The Pass (2016)

First published by Sight & Sound, January 2017 Review: In the ninth book of Homer’s Iliad, the great Greek hero Achilles – homosexual in some versions of the myth, but not in Homer’s – reveals that he has been given a choice between two destinies: a short life with everlasting glory, or a long life of…

Der Samurai

Der Samurai (2014)

Der Samurai first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Everybody knows everybody. Everybody making sure no-one steps out of line. Did you never want to leave?” Just passing through in the evening on her way to the Eastern border, a free-spirited, spliff-smoking driver (Kaja Blachnik) is giving young, uptight local policeman Jakob Wolski (Michel Diercks) a lift into…