Video Nasties, Part 3

There is a long, if not necessarily venerable, tradition in the arts of creating confrontational, deliberately offensive work to challenge received ideas and to make people conscious of their own conventional assumptions. When work like this is created, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to get indignant at people who are genuinely offended; in […]

Blasts from the past

Fractured dream: Georges Franju’s Spotlight on a Murderer (1961)

Basil Dearden, Humphrey Jennings, and the fires of London

Harry Dean Stanton’s swansong: Lucky (2017)

Criterion Blu-ray review: Here Is Your Life (1966)