Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999)

  Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999) Apichatpong Weerasethakul documents where stories come from. “The Mysterious Object and the Dogfar story had been told and acted by the Siamese Villagers from the north to the south and ended in December 1998.” What results is an innovative deconstruction of narrative itself. Elvis Mitchell wrote, “Mr. Weerasethakul’s film … More Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999)

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) A comedy of terror normally associated with Harold Pinter plays fuels the brilliant dialogue of Jack Moran’s screenplay in this Russ Meyer exploitation film that caters to America’s worst fears about female gangs. Go-Go girls on the loose from their Pussycat strip club in Van Nuys, California, cruise the desert … More Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

Repo Man (1984)

    Repo Man (1984) “The life of a Repo Man is always intense,” Harry Dean Stanton [as Bud] tells Emilio Estevez [as Otto], and no more so than when repossessing a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu full of alien bodies from outer space. Alex Cox wrote and directed this punk satire of science fiction and teen … More Repo Man (1984)

Absolution (1978)

Absolution (1978) Richard Burton stars as a troubled priest under Anthony Page’s direction from Anthony Schafer’s original screenplay. Playing off the sacredness of the confessional, this plot traps the form master at a Catholic Boys School in a dilemma: what should he do when one of the boys confesses to murder? And then the murder … More Absolution (1978)

The Bride (1985)

The Bride (1985) Can a male scientist create a woman “as bold and proud as a man. A woman equal to ourselves.” What a chauvinistic question, especially when the man christens his perfect woman “Eva,” after Genesis. Designed, I suspect, as a vanity project either for Sting or for Jennifer Beals, the screenwriter Lloyd Fonvielle … More The Bride (1985)

The Birthday Party (1968)

The Birthday Party (1968) William Friedkin directs Robert Shaw in an outstanding performance in Nobel-Prize Harold Pinter’s 1958 “comedy of menace.” Stanley [Robert Shaw] is an anonymous lodger in a seaside boarding house, run by gossip Meg [Dandy Nichols} and her deckchair attendant husband Petey [Moultrie Kelsall]. Into this residence two strangers appear, the thuggish … More The Birthday Party (1968)