Probably not for you, if the moon is really your thing. By Jacob Lynch. In 1989, the American photographer Andres Serrano exhibited a photo in North Carolina of a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's own urine. People got mad. It was called Piss Christ;...

Savage Grace is a tale about the incestuous relationship of a mother and her homosexual son. The entire film is an ever-deepening downwards spiral that is disturbing to watch. Yet, like a car accident, the viewer cannot help but be interested by the dysfunction; it's...

Collections like Fantastic Parasuicides, which combine three shorts by different directors under one title, always manage to peak my interest. In this case, all of the three shorts explore the idea of "suicide," and due to my preference for black comedies, I thought this collection...

A film written and directed by filmmaker Joe Lia, Sweet Thing is one of the worst movies I have seen in a while. Don't read ahead unless you want to see spoilers...

[caption id="attachment_38613" align="aligncenter" width="700"] BLOOD OF A POET, (aka GLASS LIPS), 2007. ©Vivarto[/caption] Glass Lips (English translation), or Blood Of A Poet (literal translation), is Lech Majewski's latest offering for the year 2007. Perhaps it is because I watched Glass Lips back to back with another...

Phillippines, 2006, 35mm, Tagalog (with subtitles) Jeffrey Jeturian’s film revolves around luck. Amy, a middle-aged woman who endlessly roams the winding streets of her Manila neighborhood relies entirely on it. Searching for people to place bets on jueteng, a popular gambling game in the Philippines, her...

United Kingdom/Austria/Netherlands, 2006, 150 minutes, HDcam English Slavoj Zizek is one of the few philosophers I can think of who can so easily slide between schizophrenia and didacticism, two characteristic which basically sum up his new film, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema. Unlike his last documentary, simply...

Spain, 2007, 114 minutes, 35mm English I wanted to like Goya’s Ghosts. The previews had made it out to look like the film was centrally focused on controversy about Goya’s work and life, when in fact Goya’s presence was merely a fleeting tangent. That was the first...