Race and Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead was released for the first time 60 years ago, and I went to see it in my local (independent) cinema as they were showing an anniversary screening. I have been aware of the film for its status within the horror film industry; and the film’s tropes loom over modern releases… Continue reading Race and Night of the Living Dead

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Lady Divine and the Cavalcade of Perversion

Last week I went to watch a screening of Multiple Maniacs - it is a black comedy from the 1970 from John Waters, and members of his Dreamland acting troupe. This post is not a review of the film, but I do recommend it. The film, other than being funny, made me think of the… Continue reading Lady Divine and the Cavalcade of Perversion

Lars von Trier and Schopenhauer

  Melancholia (2011, UK certificate 15) is Lars von Trier 12th film in a career that spans 30 years, and is a 130 minute lesson in Schopenhauer and the art of beautiful filmmaking. It has a high profile cast including Alexander Skarsgard, Brady Corbet, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Kirsten Dunst, and… Continue reading Lars von Trier and Schopenhauer