If there is ever a core idea behind our modern-day celebration of Halloween it is the need to escape. We run from ourselves into masks and costumes, for one night becoming that which we wish we had been. Sometimes we choose the face of a monster, only because we as mere humans are the most monstrous creations of all. Fear of oneself is essentially fear of your seed, of your origins. No filmmaker has captured the very psychology of America like David Lynch, and even in his early student and short film work, one finds an artist digging into the depths of his psychic plane, and our own. [Read more…]
Cinema Disordinaire is a unique of selection of strange and wonderful films -- along with their original reviews -- which showcase the singular in all of cinema, the seminal, and the utterly sublime come to screen this past half century. For fans of off-kilter and/or confounding films, there's not much here you won't thoroughly enjoy.