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: Cannes Palme d’Or Winner Titane Marks the 2021 Highpoint of Weird Cinema

Titane is an acid-laced experience, hard to describe in exact words the sensation of it. Julia Ducournau’s body horror, Palme d’Or winning film takes the completely unhinged premise of a symbiotic relationship between woman and machine, slaps on a complex human drama, and lingers on the one question that holds your attention to the last moment. Outside of the batty story, the sheer energy of the filmmaking and performances give way to a strange type of horror that is unconventional. … More CERTIFIED WEIRD: Cannes Palme d’Or Winner Titane Marks the 2021 Highpoint of Weird Cinema

The Best Damn 501 Films Ever Made: Part Seven (199-150)

Part One – Part Two – Part Three – Part Four – Part Five – Part Six –Part Seven – Part Eight – 199. A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Dir: John Cassavetes (2) DP: Al Ruban (2), Mitch Breit (2) Editor: David Armstrong (1), Shila Viseltear (1) Writer: John Cassavetes (2) Starring: Gena Rowlands … More The Best Damn 501 Films Ever Made: Part Seven (199-150)

‘Under The Skin’ by Jonathon Glazer

Director: Jonathon Glazer Cinematographer: Daniel Landin Writers: Jonathon Glazer, Walter Campbell Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan Rating: 83   ‘Under The Skin’ is the perfect metaphor for how this film operates. It’s a bizarre picture from the first scene on and instantly generates intrigue, the same intrigue in the film that leads characters into surreal situations. The visuals create the dreary … More ‘Under The Skin’ by Jonathon Glazer