3 items from 2017
The Eyes of My Mother, 2016.
Written and Directed by Nicolas Pesce.
A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
You can’t but applaud director Nicolas Pesce for lack of vision. His streamlined feature debut, The Eyes of My Mother, a gruesome, gaudy descent into the psychosis of a lonely woman, aims high but ultimately misses, in the process taking notes from the films of Pedro Almodovar, David Lynch, Tobe Hooper and Ingmar Bergman. It’s a puzzle made of pieces that don’t fit.
The seemingly idyllic life of an American-Portuguese family is suddenly interrupted by the presence of creepy salesman Charlie, who having worked his way into the house massacres the mother in the bathtub for little purpose. The father (characters are mostly left unnamed) decides »
- Amie Cranswick
The Love Witch has set her sights on the UK. The Final Girls have teamed up with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to bring Anna Biller's latest film to select UK theaters. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Kumail Nanjiani's curates a Shudder collection, the music video for Deathless Legacy's "Witches' Brew," details on The Quacky Slasher, and The Sunken Convent festival screening.
The Love Witch UK Theatrical Release Details: Press Release: "Feminist film collective The Final Girls partner with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to present a UK-wide preview tour of Anna Biller’s highly anticipated new feature, The Love Witch.
Launching at The Prince Charles Cinema, London on Thursday 23rd February 2017, The Final Girls will host a series of events, Q&A’s and discussions across the UK at venues including Glasgow Film Theatre and Bristol Watershed.
The tour will conclude on Tuesday 14th March with a »
- Tamika Jones
Judd Apatow has always been a student of comedy, but in particular (especially lately), he’s been intrigued by the lives of stand-up comics. In 2009, he explored the topic with the dramedy “Funny People,” but in the year ahead he’s putting his producing powers behind a couple of intriguing projects. Later this month at Sundance, he’ll be behind the indie “The Big Sick,” co-written and directed by Michael Showalter, and starring Kumail Nanjiani playing a man making his way through the world of dating and stand-up comedy.
- Kevin Jagernauth
3 items from 2017
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