CERTIFIED WEIRD: Silent Night is an unbalanced black comedy with little laughs

The concept behind Camille Griffin’s holiday black comedy Silent Night had potential, but the tonal balance of the film betrays the comedy elements, melodrama, and warped sentimentality. It sets out to make a Hallmark moment Holiday extravaganza while looking directly into the eye of impending doom. The ensemble piece takes center stage at the end of the world slash Christmas get-together, as the script slowly but surely reveals more damning plot details.  … More CERTIFIED WEIRD: Silent Night is an unbalanced black comedy with little laughs

CERTIFIED WEIRD: Ingmar Bergman pushes the limits of provocation with his made-for-TV-movie The Rite (1969)

It all culminates in the presentation of the act – a mock-pagan staging, with the overdramatized, blasphemous masks and costumes, leads to mock-pornography that purposefully provokes. … More CERTIFIED WEIRD: Ingmar Bergman pushes the limits of provocation with his made-for-TV-movie The Rite (1969)