Henry Hathaway – Shoot Out (1971)

Clay Lomax, a bank robber, gets out of jail after an 7 year sentence. He is looking after Sam Foley, the man who betrayed him. Knowing that, Foley hires three men to pay attention of Clay’s steps. The things get complicated when Lomax, waiting to receive some money from his ex-lover, gets only the notice of her death and an 7 year old girl, sometimes very annoying, presumed to be his daughter. Read More »

Rut Hillarp – Vart vill du rida hän? (1970)

Short piece by Rut Hillarp (De vita händerna) based on a poem by Karl Vennberg.

Rut Hillarp has an assured place in Swedish literary postwar modernism thanks both to her collections of poetry and her novels, tinged with erotic imagery and mythological patterns. After some decades of silence as a writer she re-emerged in the 1980s as a poet experimenting with photography and photo montage in combination with her poetry. Read More »

Nicolas Roeg – Cold Heaven (1991)

Along with his penchant for complex, often fragmented narratives and innovative montage editing techniques, one of the things that makes Nicolas Roeg such a fascinating filmmaker is his approach to the supernatural. Roeg’s interest in strange phenomena can be traced all the way back to Performance (1970), which saw Roeg and co-director Donald Cammell present a sort of symbolic form of reincarnation or “rebirth” via the fusing of the characters played by James Fox and Mick Jagger. Read More »

Richard Carlson – The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)

Ex-army sergeant Jed Givens and his gang rob an army payroll shipment led by Lt. Hemp Brown. Givens kills a civilian woman and all the soldiers, leaving Brown alive to face a military tribunal in which he is branded a coward, stripped of all insignia and drummed out of the army. Brown sets out to track down Givens in an effort to clear his name.
Meets and gets help from a showgirl (Beverly Garland) in tracking down the killer (John Larch). Read More »

Mike Hoolboom – Incident Reports (2015)

After a bike accident, the amnesiac produces one-minute shots. The voice-over weighs in on gender, animals and the end of literary culture. An essay featuring Elvis, wrestlers, boy ballet, naked cyclists and the heavenly voices of ChoirChoir!. (from MUBI) Read More »

James Tinling – Strange Journey (1946)

Reformed racketeer “Lucky” Leeds flees from the police when he thinks they are about to arrest him for a murder he didn’t commit. Read More »

Zbigniew Szymanski – Jesien aka Fall (1976)

Not to be confused with the Borowczyk short of the same title, Zbigniew Szymanski’s film documents a day in the life of a worker. An exquisitely beautiful fusion of graphic and photographic imagery, similar in style to the great Jerzy Kucia’s films. Read More »