Category: Film

Immaculate, Imaginative: The Image

1975, USA. Directed by Radley Metzger. Starring Mary Mendum, Carl Parker and Marilyn Roberts. Novella published 1956, France, by Jean de Berg.The 1970’s. In that creative gap between cheap and brief “stag films” forced underground by strict obscenity laws and the oncoming aesthetically cheapening effects of videotape, many a beauteous and beatific porn film blossomed.…

The Guiltiest of Pleasures: Jac Avila and Amy Hesketh’s Maleficarum

2011, Bolivia. Directed by Jac Avila. Starring Amy Hesketh, Mila Joya, Beto Lopez, Alejandro Loayza, Eric Calancha, Erix Antoine, Maria Esther Arteaga, Omar Aldayuz The term “guilty pleasure” is usually used to signify the enjoyment of some mass-entertainment product that is easy on the intellect, without the moral or mental challenges that accompany higher Art,…

Illiberal Arts: Education of the Baroness

France, 1977. Directed by Sacha Nudamko. Starring Brigitte LaHaye, Susan DeLoir, Aude LeCoeur, Robert Lourge, Mary De Gris and John Gatto.I found it! I have located one of the last unopened DVDs of Education of the Baroness on the internet, and it is mine. (I do not trust downloads from pornography websites. I mean, do…