Last House on the Left, The: Wes Craven’s Feature Debut, Influenced by Bergman’s Oscar Winner, The Virgin Spring

Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning The Virgin Spring, a tale of savagery in medieval Sweden, served as a direct influence on Wes Craven’s debut feature, The Last House on the Left.

Devil’s Own, The (aka The Witches): Routine Hammer Horror Film, Starring Joan Fontaine in Final Performance

The Witches (released in the US as The Devil’s Own), directed by Cyril Frankel, is a routine and quite disappointing horror flick by standards of other and better Hammer Films. It was adapted by Nigel Kneale from Norah Lofts’ novel The Devil’s Own, published under the pseudonym Peter Curtis. It is mostly known for featuring […]

Making Love (2014): Haitian Director Djinn (Donoma) Carrenard’s Romantic Triangle at Cannes Fest

Critics’ Week of the 2014 Cannes Film Fest will kick off with Making Love, Haitian helmer Djinn Carrenard’s follow-up to his microbudgeted “Donoma.” The love-triangle drama turns on a young musician who is in a loveless relationship with a woman who wants to have a baby.

Emmy Awards 2018: Making History–Sandra Oh, First Actress of Asian Descent, Nominated in Lead Category

About time: Sandra Oh, who had been nominated five times in the supporting category for her work on Grey’s Anatomy, is now the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series.

Speed Walking (2014): Niels Arden (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) Oplev’s Tale of Teenage Sexuality

Breaking Glass Pictures will release the coming-of-age drama Speed Walking, directed by Niels Arden Oplev (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Flatliners) on DVD/VOD on August 7, 2018.