Tag Archives: Ken Russell

The Lair of The White Worm

Ken Russell is a bit of a devil. In all his films you can see an unabashed joy of sex, life, and kitsch whilst having the underlying thread of Christianity throughout; explicitly or otherwise. Lair of the White Worm is no exception but, against his

Cinema Eclectica’s Best Home Video of 2016

As well as reviewing the latest releases, our in-house movie podcast, Cinema Eclectica, also acts as your guide to the increasingly labyrinthine home video market. The idea of collecting films isn’t quite the mainstream thing it once was, the rise of streaming and VOD services

Cinema Eclectica 77 – Whats in the BAG?!

This week we play host to some of British cinema’s finest eccentrics with Julien Temple’s “Absolute Beginners” and Ken Russell’s “Crimes of Passion”. The counter programming continues with the Taviani Brothers “Kaos” and the latest entry Jackie Chan’s “Police Story” franchise with “Lockdown”. Our feature

Scott of the Antarctic

Ealing proving once again that didn’t just deal in black comedies concerned with a brand of pure Britannia that has since been consigned to history, evidenced by Studio Canal’s release of Scott of the Antarctic. As winning as Ealing can be and as good as

Ken Russell: Great Composers

The music documentary is enjoying a boom period with the likes of 20,000 Days on Earth & Searching for Sugar Man receiving both critical and commercial acclaim, there’s also the channel defining content from the award winning BBC Four. Staying with the British Broadcasting Corporation,

Ken Russell: The Great Passions

How many BBC arts documentaries of the 1960s do you think begin with the exhumation of a mummified corpse, lit by flickering torches and soundtracked by booming horror-movie music? Not many, I’ll wager, but then there weren’t many directors walking the corridors of Broadcasting House

Cinema Eclectica 36 – The Mixing Desk is POWER!

This week we get unnecessarily vengeful about a children’s Christmas film. Off the Shelf features Nagisa Oshima’s Cruel Story of Youth and Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool – both from Masters of Cinema. Meanwhile, Ryan delves into the underrated Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and Graham takes