El Topo and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Jodorowsky and Gabriel).

Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo (1970) has rightly earned a place in the pantheon of cult cinema. Watch any number of documentaries or interviews with the man himself and the film will often stand proud as the pioneer of the "Midnight Movie"; a film obviously shown late due to its content but also exuding free reign … Continue reading El Topo and The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Jodorowsky and Gabriel).

Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn) – Violent Sonatas and Dreaming in Colour.

This article contains spoilers. Cinema was built for dreams.  It’s almost cliché now, adding dreams, dream sequences, dream-scapes; endless tumbling ambiguity to add depth and distance to a film.  Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives (2013) is not a dream in the sense of Inception (2010) or Spellbound (1945) but more in the sense of … Continue reading Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn) – Violent Sonatas and Dreaming in Colour.