Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on 1000 Women in Horror

Critic and Film International contributor Alexandra Heller-Nicholas discusses her 2020 book 1000 Women in Horror (BearManor Media) on the Rutgers University-Camden site. A few quotes from the interview: “1000 Women in Horror was a very different kind of project (than my other books) yet again, but I guess it still had […]

Houseless but not Homeless: the Nomads of Chloe Zhao

By Ali Moosavi. Not being able to face the world, nor having the moral certitude to take their own lives, they exist in a limbo, an endless night which exists in their mind.” In director Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, Fern (Frances McDormand) lives in an old and tattered small RV caravan. […]

Film Scratches: January 2021

Film Scratches is a blog by David Finkelstein focusing on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. Theory versus Practice: Letters from Vancouver (1973) Canadian filmmaker Kirk Tougas made his film diptych Letters from Vancouver in 1973, and […]

The Journey of Analyzing Terror, On and Offscreen: on Monsters, Law, Crime

On a critical examination of how the “monstrous” is constructed by various societies or social milieu. Study of horror and the monstrous onscreen has taken many routes, from the philosophical, the psychoanalytic, and beyond. Recent volumes like The Monster Theory Reader and Robin Wood on the Horror Film (the late […]

Film Scratches: November 2020

Film Scratches is a blog by David Finkelstein focusing on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. Apocalypse With a Silver Lining: Letter from the Gone World (2017) In Lydia Moyer’s powerful 18 minute essay film, Letter from […]

Film Scratches: September 2020

Film Scratches is a blog by David Finkelstein focusing on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. Recipe for the Imagination: Frozen (2019) Frozen is an experimental short by Adonia Bouchehri, a young London-based artist. Fascinating and wise, […]

Film Scratches: July 2020

Film Scratches is a blog by David Finkelstein focusing on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. Serial Seduction: Film About a Father Who (2020) Film About a Father Who is Lynne Sachs’ absorbing feature length […]