But I’m a Cheerleader – Blu-Ray Review

But I'm a Cheerleader is most certainly a cult classic in 2021,but it faced a relatively hostile reception when it came out in 1999. Unsurprisingly, it had some fans in the gay media, but outside of Roger Ebert and a few other critics it was generally dismissed as a "John Waters knock-off". The film owes a undeniable influence to Waters, and his long-time collaborator … Continue reading But I’m a Cheerleader – Blu-Ray Review

The Hands of Orlac – Blu-Ray Review

The Hands of Orlac was a bit of a disappointment, to be honest. Directed in 1924 by Robert Wiene, who most famously directed The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, and reunites him with actor Conrad Viedt. It’s based on a novel by Maurice Renard, but it’s not half as good as Caligari. Wiene tones down the … Continue reading The Hands of Orlac – Blu-Ray Review

We Children from Bahnhof Zoo – DVD Review

We Children from Bahnhof Zoo is perhaps the strangest reimagining I've ever seen. It's "based on" the life of Christiane Vera Felscherinow, better known as Christiane F., who conducted a series of interviews with two journalists who were ghostwriters of the memoir Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo. It was adapted into a fantastic 1981 film Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo by director Uli Edel, which was made soon enough after the events that … Continue reading We Children from Bahnhof Zoo – DVD Review