New on the Flickhead website
Flickhead at age 5
Screen Jens: When Salome Shook Her Groove Thang for The Lord
“How many actresses are named Salome? The one who beguiles me is Salome Jens.” Looking back on her career and the 1961 film, Angel Baby. The original text has been improved with minor alterations and reconsiderations (hattip, Peter). Read it here.
At the Gallery
“What is most powerful to me about…Au Café…is what might be described as its aural dimension. Once you have seen it and studied it, surrounded in this room by the pastoral and bucolic relics of Impressionism, Degas’s canvas, modestly situated in a far corner, could almost be about to speak.” After hours with Richard Armstrong. Read it here.
Sisters of Mourning
“I watched Cléo de 5 à 7 recently on DVD and it made me jump! I was astonished by its similarity to Carnival of Souls, the little horror film which I have written about in the past.” Cinema considerations by Irene Dobson. Read it here.
I’d Walk a Mile for a Cammell
“Less the Holy Grail of Donald Cammell’s sketchy oeuvre than one of its many missing links, Duffy (1968) is a psychedelic heist film making a long overdue debut on home video.” DVD review. Read it here.