Screening Log #65: Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

Written and Directed by Panos Cosmatos Starring Eva Allen and Michael Rogers         One of the most interesting elements that comprises science fiction work, for me, is the element of extension that runs through it. The science fiction works that I have found most compelling are uniformly works that regard the present … Continue reading

Screening Log #38: Dead Ringers (1988)

Written by David Cronenberg and Norman Snider, based on the book Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland Directed by David Cronenberg Starring Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold       A strange thing happens when one considers the nature of self-consciousness. The self-reflexivity of self-consciousness reveals a structure that is at once a thinking subject … Continue reading

Screening Log #24: Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

Written by Paul Morrissey, Pat Hackett, and Tonino Guerra based on a character by Mary Shelley Directed by Paul Morrissey Starring Udo Kier, Monique van Vooren, Joe Dallesandro     Twinned with Blood for Dracula, Paul Morrissey’s Flesh for Frankenstein again sees the skeleton of a Victorian monster animated to serve as an allegory for … Continue reading

Play Time (1967): M. Hulot, an Absurdly Prescient Modern Man

Jacques Tati’s comic masterpiece of the absurdity of modern living uncannily predicts living in the digital age.

Stroszek (1977): A Nowhere Man in Wisconsin, or: the Perpetually Dancing Chicken

I celebrate Werner Herzog’s birthday with a (re)viewing of his equally absurd and insightful portrait of both Bruno S. and and society. Also, I’ve been told there’s a dancing chicken.