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October 29, 2014 / / Main Slate Archive


Don’t let the premise of HORNS fool you. Though there are gigantic horns growing out of Ig’s (Daniel Radcliffe) forehead and murder is the centerpiece of the film, it is not a horror film. In fact, nearly every aspect of this film and its production point toward it being a horror film, but at its very core, it is a beautiful love story. Love can be a more extreme emotion than fear, and director Alexandre Aja is known for his extremes.

June 30, 2009 / / Main Slate Archive

By Peggy Nelson

Five Easy Pieces – 1970 – dir. Bob Rafelson

In Five Easy Pieces (dir. Bob Rafaelson, 1970) Robert Eroica Dupea, played by a young-ish Jack Nicholson, has “dropped out” by dropping down a couple of levels in the class structure.  Frustrated by the constraints of a serious classical music career, when we first meet him he is working on an oil rig, hanging out with his working class buddies at the bowling alley, and dating a diner waitress (Karen Black), in a thorough rejection of his upper class background and ideals.