Review: Bacurau

Year: 2019 Runtime: 132 minutes Written and directed by: Kleber Mendonca Filho and Juliano Dornelles Actors: Barbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima, Ruben Santos, Sonia Braga, Udo Kier By Erica Richards I think I successfully summarized my immediate thoughts on this film in one simple tweet, “BACURAU is nucking futs!” If that isn’t enough to make you want to seek out this film–I … Continue reading Review: Bacurau

Witchcraft Month: “Suspiria” (1977)

Witches are among the first villainous archetypes many of us come across in our stories. Although I was personally introduced to these magical women via much friendlier interpretations, such as “Kiki’s Delivery Service” (1988), “Harry Potter”, or even Julia Donaldson’s “Room on the Broom”, others would look to “Snow White” (1937), “The Witches” (1990) or any number of others for more maniacal examples. However, few stories take the concept of witchcraft to its extreme, revelling in the sheer dread such a common villainous template can exude.

Enter Dario Argento’s “Suspiria” (1977), a techni-coloured gore-fest that not only revels in the eerie aspects of witchcraft, but also happens to be a staple in Italian cinema. Continue reading Witchcraft Month: “Suspiria” (1977)