Clairevoyant

Clairevoyant (2021)

“I think that feeling the need to express your spirituality comes form a place of deep-rooted longing, and feeling like you need validation, and needing to be loved by others, and need to show instead of do, with quiet confidence. Like me.” So says Claire (co-writer/co-director Micaela Wittman) directly to the camera of heard-but-not-seen Earl…

Holy

The Holy Mountain (1973)

First published by EyeforFilm In a sense Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first three feature films – Fando y Lis (1968), El Topo (1970) and The Holy Mountain (1973) – all tell essentially the same story: a man goes on a metaphysical quest for self-knowledge and divine enlightenment through an imperfect world of symbols, delusions and perversions. Yet despite their shared DNA, each…

Valhalla

Valhalla Rising (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Many films can boast moments of intensity, but there are very few that maintain their intensity from beginning to end. Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest, Valhalla Rising, is a Viking apocalypse that begins in the misty Scottish highlands before drifting through yet more mist to the end of the world – yet…