Arrebato

Arrebato (Rapture) (1979)

Arrebato (Rapture) first published by Little White Lies, as entry 173 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Arrebato begins with a shot of a celluloid strip being cut – a promise of a feature where the very medium of film will play a prominent rôle. Sure enough, this is a film about two filmmakers, about the…

Transfiguration

The Transfiguration (2016)

First published by Sight & Sound, May 2017 Review: “There’s no such thing as a realistic vampire,” Sophie (Chloe Levine) tells Milo (Eric Ruffin) in The Transfiguration – the feature debut of writer/director Michael O’Shea, and a continuation of O’Shea’s 2014 short Milo. A diminutive, withdrawn African-American teenager, Milo is preoccupied with vampire films, drawn…