On the surrealist filmmakers 83rd birthday, we take a look at the wonderfully disturbing worlds of Jan Švankmajer HERE.
Meet The New Editors of The 405 Film...here's a hint...one of them is me!
Previously only issued on VHS, the 4K restoration of Multiple Maniacs (by The Criterion Collection) will see a whole new audience delve deep into the mind of the Pope of Trash, John Waters. Now almost crystal clear, viewers can now witness the perverse pleasure of Divine and Co in almost a little too much detail.
Black metal, if represented at all, is often given a bad rap in films. Its fans are usually the bad guys, the school shooters, the satan worshippers, the deviant teens - and whilst there is definitely evidence that supports those stereotypes, it is far from a fair view.
I'm currently stuck at a plateau of 794 Instagram followers - and for some reason, it's really getting on my nerves - WHY CAN'T YOU GO UP TO 800 GOSHDARNIT?! And it's this bizarre misplaced anger and annoyance that forms the basis of 'Nosedive', the first episode of the latest series of Black Mirror.
Countless times I have seen this title on those "Most Disturbing Films Ever" lists, so when I saw that Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth was free to watch on the BFI Player (with an introduction from Mark Kermode) - I hit play almost immediately.
In this week's 'Best of the BFI Player', we focus on Green Room - the hard hitting thriller that will really get under your skin.
When Nicolas Winding-Refn announced The Neon Demon, he described cannibal supermodels, taking inspiration from the Hungarian Countess, Erzsebet Bathory (who is also the basis for many vampire myths). Of course, if you've seen the film that's obvious, but what I saw was a ritual. Each stand out moment fits perfectly with the concept of witches performing an invocation of a demon - one that will grant them eternal beauty and power. Believe me, this is no Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922).
Well, female robots that is. In a time where human gender binaries are becoming more and more irrelevant, why are onscreen androids being forced further into archaic stereotypes? And why are most female robots used as a sexual outlet for both fellow characters and viewers, whereas males are predominantly evil antagonists?