ANALYZE THIS: The Holy Mountain
Analyze This!

ANALYZE THIS: The Holy Mountain

by Kevin Fermini The Holy Mountain… Where to begin? Alejandro Jodorowsky’s third feature is, simply put, an artistic triumph: a film rife with visual symbolism, striking imagery, comic book colors splattered over grotesque scenes and a layered story of enlightenment and spirituality. The amount of subtext imbued in every frame immediately established Jodorowsky as a … Continue reading

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Review / Throwback Review

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

by Jacob Schaffel-Scherrer“Why don’t you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?” These seemingly innocent words are turned chilling as they are spoken to trigger the brainwashing of a United States soldier in John Frankenheimer’s neo-noir/political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate. Released in 1962, the film follows Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), a Korean War veteran … Continue reading

The Witch
Contemporary Review / Review

The Witch

by Haley GoetzRobert Eggers blends fantasy and realism in a strikingly imaginative manner in The Witch, a film that is already being regarded as the horror film event of the 21st century. Eggers began his career as a production designer, and this becomes apparent in the carefully constructed sets and costumes as well as in … Continue reading