Häxan

Häxan (Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages) (1922, 1968)

Häxan (Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages) first published by Film4 in 2007 Summary: Benjamin Christensen’s pioneering 1922 semi-documentary account of ‘witch madness’ just will not stay silent.  Review: The year 1922 was to be a landmark in the history of cinema. Not only would it see the release of both Robert Flaherty’s proto-documentary Nanook of the North…

Dementia

Dementia Part II (2018)

Dementia Part II first published by SciFiNow If Mike Testin’s Dementia (2015) was a serious, slow-burning domestic thriller in which an ageing, demented Vietnam War hero is revisited by his questionable past in the form of a vindictive bunny-boiling home carer, then Dementia Part II – co-directed by Testin and its star Matt Mercer – is…

Jodorowsky

A Brief Guide to Alejandro Jodorowsky

First published by Little White Lies, Issue 65, May/June 2016 (dedicated to Nicolas Winding Refn and The Neon Demon) In seven [and now an eighth] avant-garde directorial features spread across five decades, Chilean-born Alejandro Jodorowsky has, in his own inimitable way, allegorised the ordeals of life, the paths of reality and the masks of identity. His…