Pulling Focus: Dead Man (1995)


“[Dead Man] is the Western Andrei Tarkovsky wanted to make.” – J. Hoberman   The Place of Dead Roads Ohio-born Indie auteur Jim Jarmusch refurbishes the black-and-white Western the way a 19th century Native American might see it––as a murderous and genocidal head trip heralding the deadly homecoming of capitalism. Woven into the light threads […]

Pulling Focus: Blue Velvet (1986)

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“Maybe I’m sick, but I want to see that again.” – Pauline Kael   It’s a strange world, isn’t it? Feigned amidst the well-manicured lawns and white-picket fences of small-town America breathes David Lynch’s darkly disturbing Blue Velvet. Shaken by a quickening dream logic and the upsetting affections of a bad-tempered film noir from the […]