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Żuławski's Possession

The return to a childlike state. The return of a child.
The dissolution of a marriage not into passive-aggressive bickering but delirious, violently disturbed hysterics. Not brought on simply by sexual impropriety but actually the loss of a child, the accidental drowning of Bob which each are blaming themselves and each other for. 523 more words

Best of 2017: #3. The Untamed (Amat Escalante)

3. The Untamed (La región salvaje). Amat Escalante. Mexico/Denmark/France/Germany/Norway/Switzerland.

Slyly humorous and unexpectedly poignant best describe this ecstatically queer science fiction tale of a unpredictable, tentacled alien, divinely inspired by Isabelle Adjani’s slithering lover in Andrzej Zulawski’s masterpiece… 106 more words


Moving pictures 2017, #64

Six films from three countries – two of each. Odd, how it works out sometimes.

Two Women, Vittorio De Sica (1960, Italy). I found this on Amazon Prime which, in among the populist crap and, well, the just plain crap, throws up the odd gem. 2,055 more words


The endurance of the human bladder

As Alfred Hitchcock famously said, “the length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder”, but some of the films below stretch that endurance somewhat – happily, not as much Béla Tarr’s… 328 more words


A Month of Horror 2017: Possession

It’s that time of year again! I’ve emerged from the crypt to bring you another month of Horror! And what a film I have to start with, Andrzej Żuławski’s… 185 more words


Possession / **** ½

The last time I saw Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession was back in 2012, at a midnight screening of what turned out to be the American cut of the film (something I didn’t know at the time). 815 more words

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