Brimstone & Treacle

It's very difficult to tell what, exactly, director Richard Loncraine was going for when he decided to make a feature film adaptation of Dennis Potter's television play, Brimstone & Treacle- it's gothic, but not quite a horror film; it can be quite silly and goofy, but it's not really a comedy; it's dramatic for sure, … Continue reading Brimstone & Treacle

Drowning by Numbers

No one but no one defines the phrase Art Film with a capital "A" the way Peter Greenaway manages to do; his exquisitely composed frames put Wes Anderson to shame, and his obsession with the human body put Matthew Barney to shame. Everything about him screams excess, and yet... he's such a good filmmaker, he … Continue reading Drowning by Numbers