The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard

The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard. “These are the oldest memories on earth, the time codes carried in every chromosome and gene. Every step we’ve taken in our evolution is a milestone inscribed with organic memories. From the enzymes controlling the carbon-dioxide cycle, to the organization of the brachial plexus and the nerve pathways … More The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard

Poetic Response Film: Spider Baby (1968) – Jack Hill

Spider Baby (1968) Jack Hill wrote and directed this cult classic that cast Lon Chaney, Jr. as a guardian of three mentally disturbed children in a creepy, backwoods mansion. When a greedy cousin with lawyers arrives to claim custody, mutilation and gore result. The film was released under multiple, different titles. (Press Play)   1 … More Poetic Response Film: Spider Baby (1968) – Jack Hill

Foxy Brown (1974)

Foxy Brown (1974) Jack Hill wrote and directed Pam Grier in this classic blaxploitation film about a woman who takes revenge on the mobsters who murdered her man.   “Well who’s black and what is a black person?” – Pam Grier   Beneath all the pop pizzazz, Jack Hill channels Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time … More Foxy Brown (1974)

Modern Slavery

    Modern Slavery   The conquered were not citizens, Livia Drusilla knew, so her Roman etiquette was attended by invisible hands whose bodies sometimes came into view when their assistance became indispensable.   The more familiar the help, the more likely servitude could acquire a personal name, especially as being of service became a … More Modern Slavery

Gogol’s Nose (1963)

  Gogol’s Nose (1963) 12 Min. Animation. Gogol’s absurdist short story has inspired many short film adaptations, but none so remarkable as  this made entirely on pinscreen by Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker. for film go here:   The fact that Gogol’s nose fled his face seems weird, not fit enough for news to join … More Gogol’s Nose (1963)