Film bits and bobs

Punishment Park (1971)

First published by EyeforFilm Note: this was published in 2005, during the depths of the Bush era After becoming bogged down in a foreign conflict, the US Government has declared an … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Carnival of Souls (1962)

First published by EyeforFilm Carnival Of Souls may open with that most conventional of scenes from the movies of the Fifties/Sixties, a drag race, but there is something not quite … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fateless (2005)

First published by EyeforFilm In Fateless (Sorstalansag), Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertesz adapts his 1975 debut novel, which was based on his teenage experiences as a survivor of the Nazi … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Watchmen (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm “Oh, the times, they are a-changin’”, goes Bob Dylan’s lyric over the opening credits of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, and it turns out to be true in … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

First published by EyeforFilm Remember the scenes of mass destruction in and around Metropolis with which Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (2013) ended? Well, it turns out that Bruce Wayne … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Mind’s Eye (2015)

First published by EyeforFilm Filmmakers love to look back to the movies that were the bread and butter of their formative years, helping make them who they are today – … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Patchwork (2015)

First published by EyeforFilm One evening – Friday the 13th, if you listen carefully – three complete strangers all spend an evening in the same bar, without actually running into … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Holy Mountain (1973)

First published by EyeforFilm In a sense Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first three feature films – Fando y Lis (1968), El Topo (1970) and The Holy Mountain (1973) – all tell essentially the same story: a … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 3 Comments

El Topo (1970)

First published by EyeforFilm “If you are great, El Topo is a great picture. If you are limited, El Topo is limited.” So says Alejandro Jodorowsky, writer, director and star … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Fando y Lis (1968)

First published by EyeforFilm For surrealist filmmakers, creating a public riot used to be the equivalent of trashing a hotel room for today’s rock stars – a necessary rite of … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 2 Comments


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