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Film Review

If From Every Tongue It Dripped

By - Gareth Jones For fans of experimental documentaries, international queer stories and poetry, philosophical connections between science and art Continuing the spotlight on queer cinema for Pride Month, I decided to challenge myself by watching a film by someone I didn’t know.  The Criterion Channel (always a worthy investment) has a wonderful selection this month and a great introduction by film scholar/programmer Dennis Lim and Criterion curator of Queersighted: […]

todayJune 13, 2024 10

Film Review

I Don’t Know (1970) – Ungentle (2023)

By - Gareth Jones For fans of short films, LGBTQ+ stories, Penelope Spheeris, and Ben Whishaw This is Pride month, so I thought it fitting to review a couple of wonderful short films that focus on LGBTQIA+ themes. These two films represent different eras but are still very connected to today’s world and representation. The first is I Don’t Know, directed by Penelope Spheeris, who is best known for the […]

todayJune 6, 2024 16

Film Review

Strawberry Mansion

By - Gareth Jones For fans of David Lynch, lo-tech sci-fi, lightly philosophical yet humorous love stories Sometimes names just stick with you.  That is the case of the star and co-director/writer of Strawberry Mansion.  The name I am referring to is Kentucker Audley.  His real name is Andrew Nenninger.  Quite a difference when you are trying to stay in someone’s memory.  Staying in someone’s memory is an actual theme […]

todayMay 30, 2024 29

Film Review

Sasquatch Sunset

By - Gareth Jones For fans of the Zellner brothers, Cryptozoology films, Micheal Cera and Riley Keough in full body suits Nathan and David Zellner have had quite a career. Between the two of them, they have acted in 75 films, and written/directed seven feature length films as well as numerous shorts and television projects. Their last three films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, which is where I […]

todayMay 25, 2024 21

Film Review

Paris, Texas

By - Nick Adrian For fans of Americana, Wim Wenders, and Sam Shepard It’s been forty years since Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It won the Palme d’Or and went on to cement its place in cinema’s history - the Sam Shepard-penned script, the European eye viewing American landscapes, and the affecting performances ensuring its reputation. It was something I was drawn to early as […]

todayMay 25, 2024 10

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