One of the most anticipated dates in the local cinephile's calendar of events is the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). Fortuitously, this issue of Senses of Cinema comes online almost concurrently w...
Part Two of a unique research piece that documents and transcribes the contents of many, though now, rarely seen trailers to Hitchcock's features. A valuable document for Hitchcock scholars and film historians.
Decision at Sundown (1957 USA 77 mins)
Source: Sony Classics Prod Co: Ranown Prod: Harry Joe Brown Dir: Budd Boetticher Scr: Charles Lang Jr., based on story by Vernon L. Fluherty Phot: Burnett Guffey Ed...
Gus Van Sant's film produces a kind of poetry from the most unlikely of events, the Columbine shootings. Drawing on ideas from Antonin Artaud and Slavoj Zizek, Neera Scott demonstrates how the film 'wrests something from disaster'.
Understandably, the 'rape-revenge' scenario has been endlessly controversial, yet the cinema continues to replay it in different guises and contexts. This article charts the evolution of a genre, giving particular emphasis to the Japanese cinema's take on the theme.
Like fellow Canadian Guy Maddin, Gonick hails from Winnipeg, the city at the heart of Stryker, his visually arresting feature film shot by noted cinematographer Ed Lachman. That and much else about this distinctive film are discussed in depth.