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The Best Mind-Altering Animated Movies

New York City’s Metrograph theater is currently screening Eiichi Yamamoto’s psychosexual masterpiece Belladonna of Sadness, from Japanese animation studio Mushi Production. “One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese and adult animation, has never before been officially released in the U.S,” writes the theater. 1,647 more words

Film

Title Matchup: Alice vs Alice

In Title Matchup we pit two films with the exact same title against each other to see which comes out on top. Today’s versus match is between Woody Allen’s Alice (1990) and Jan Švankmajer’s Alice (1989). 269 more words

Art

Movie Review: Little Otik (2000)

Rating: C/ I remember when I was about eleven, I saw a trailer for a Jan Svankmajer film called Lunacy, which involved dancing pieces of raw meat interspersed with people screaming/ being tortured. 731 more words

Flora

Director: Jan Švankmajer
Release Date: 1989
Rating: ★★★★
Review:

‘Flora’ is an ultra-short film made for MTV. It only lasts 30 seconds.

In it we watch a woman who’s tied down to a hospital bed. 116 more words

★★★★

Tma, světlo, tma (Darkness Light Darkness)

Director: Jan Švankmajer
Release Date: 1989
Rating: ★★★★★
Review:

In ‘Darkness Light Darkness’ we watch several body parts entering a small room in order to assemble a complete man. 269 more words

European Films

Another Kind of Love

Director: Jan Švankmajer
Release Date: September 1988
Rating: ★★★★
Review:

‘Another Kind of Love’ is a beautiful result of the glory days of MTV: A video clip by Jan Švankmajer! 141 more words

★★★★

Mužné hry (Virile Games)

Director: Jan Švankmajer
Release Date: 1988
Rating: ★★★★½
Review:

Švankmajer’s films in the communist years preceding the velvet revolution of 1989 show a lighter tone than his earlier films. 252 more words

European Films