Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le pacte des loups) (2001)

Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le pacte des loups) first published by Little White Lies, as entry 175 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Christophe Gans’ Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le pacte des loups) is a fantasy adventure set in a history within a history. The framing narrative that bookends its actions (and occasionally interrupts them with…

Calvaire

Calvaire (The Ordeal) (2004)

Calvaire first published by EyeForFilm After winning the hearts of his adoring female audience at a nursing home, two-bit cabaret singer Marc (Laurent Lucas) is heading south for a Christmas gala when his van breaks down in the bleak backwoods of Belgium. There he is guided by dog-seeking local Boris (Jean-Luc Couchard) to the nearest…