Tag: Jonathan Demme

May 16, 2016 / / Main Slate

There is no denying that THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is a cinematic triumph. It is still the only horror film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture and it continues to terrify. Though it balances psychological horror with body horror against the backdrop of a police procedural, there is something extra- something sinister—which makes the film stand out. For me, it is the unsettling intimacy of the film’s two monsters and their victims.

July 10, 2014 / / Main Slate

Stop-Making-Sense

Hard to believe, but true: STOP MAKING SENSE turned thirty earlier this year.  The Talking Heads’ sole departure into concert films seems ageless in the appeal of its music and its engaging live show.  Contemporary bands cite it as a musical and visual influence on their own work, and few other concert films have captured its potency or brought its subjects to a wider audience with the same skill.