Tag Archives: English

Karen Cinorre – Mayday (2021)

Ana is transported to a dreamlike and dangerous land where she joins an army of girls engaged in a never-ending war. Though she finds strength in this exhilarating world, she realizes that she’s not the killer they want her to be. Read More »

Fred Halsted – LA Plays Itself [+Commentary] (1972)

Fred Halsted plays himself in his notorious autobiographical portrait of Los Angeles. Two men have a fleetingly idyllic meeting outside of town while Halsted shows a young pick-up the ropes within city limits. Read More »

Robert Rossen – Lilith (1964)

Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her. A restless, but sincere young man with an equally obscure past is seemingly drawn into her web. As time passes, their relationship deepens and intensifies, and the differences between them begin to blur, leading to a shocking, but oddly logical conclusion. Read More »

Ray Enright – Golden Dawn (1930)

Plot: Talkie Era musicals were usually all-star revues or tales of backstage heartache and triumph. Golden Dawn – based on a 184-performance, 1927 operetta co-created by Oscar Hammerstein II – ambitiously breaks free of those musical confines to expand the genre’s cinematic reach. Set in World War I-era Africa, it tells the tale of Dawn, a tribal woman in love with a British soldier but chosen to be the sacrificial bride of a god. Stage sensation Vivienne Segal (perhaps best known for starring opposite Gene Kelly in 1940 Broadway’s Pal Joey) portrays Dawn. The film was originally shot and released entirely in color (another example of the production team’s ambitiousness), but color prints have unfortunately long been lost. Read More »

Errol Morris – Gates of Heaven (1978)

Gates of Heaven is a documentary film by Errol Morris about the pet cemetery business. It was made when Morris was unknown and did much to launch his career. Read More »

Lech Kowalski – I PAY for YOUR STORY (2017)

Lech Kowalski returns to Utica (New York), where he grew up. He decides to document the struggles of his fellow citizens by offering to pay to hear their stories. Read More »

Orson Welles – Hopper/Welles (2020)

An intimate and revelatory 1970 conversation between two film giants, Dennis Hopper, then riding high on the massive success of Easy Rider, and Orson Welles, ever the iconoclast and an offscreen interviewer of probing authority. Read More »