Sidewinder’s View: Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010)

Purely as an exercise in aesthetics, the film could be appreciated, but it was tough to get through for the reasons mentioned above. This is the kind of arthouse movie I can admire without really enjoying.

Peckinpah’s Classic, Slandered Again

"Rape-revenge movies -- from Wes Craven's "Last House on the Left," Meir Zarchi's "I Spit on Your Grave" and Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" in the 1970s to Niels Arden Oplev's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2009) -- are made almost exclusively by men." Yet again, Peckinpah's Straw Dogs gets lazily lumped into the … Continue reading Peckinpah’s Classic, Slandered Again