Recent viewing, part 3

Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports (2010) began as a couple of shorts (2003 and 2005) which were a success on the Internet. In the form of industrial training films, they depicted the hunting, taming, and training of wild Santa Clauses in Northern Finland. These are strong, rather vicious creatures which end up being marketed around the […]

Blasts from the past

Brief comments, part one

Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour (1945): Criterion Blu-ray review

Ousmane Sembene’s Mandabi (1968): Criterion Blu-ray review

Arrow Video, part two: White of the Eye (1987)