Lisa And The Devil (1973 France)

“It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream – a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought – a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!”  Mark Twain “Number 44: The Mysterious Stranger.” While I think the horror films of Mario Bava vary tremendously in quality, this one impressed me. His direction was great—very, very artistic. [Read more…]

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The Exterminating Angel (1962 Mexico)

The-Exterminating-Angel-5835_3This film is surrealist masterpiece for all seasons. This is early Bunuel at his absurdist best with a satirical attack on the Church, the upper class and everything else in between. It echoes Jean-Paul Sartre’s  existential play, “No Exit.” Other people certainly can be hell. [Read more…]

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