Aguirre, Kuroneko, The IcemanWith the return of Aguirre, Wrath of God to the big screen in June, we continue our theme of doomed adventures with a feature on Apocalypse Now, and an interview with Austrian director Ulrich Seidl about his Paradise trilogy, which follows three female loners in search of love, faith, and hope.
Also new in cinemas, Michael Shannon is terrifyingly cool as The Iceman, while a group of anarchists take on capitalism in The East. We also review Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, plus two documentaries, Sarah Polley’s intimate, secret-filled Stories We Tell and the genre-defying re-enactment of Indonesian death squads’ murders in The Act of Killing.
Out on DVD/Blu-ray in June, we look at Tinto Brass’s erotic drama The Key, blaxploitation movie Foxy Brown, Walter Hill’s Western The Long Riders, Takashi Miike’s For Love's Sake, and the Japanese classics The Naked Island and Kuroneko. Our comic strip review is on Zero Dark Thirty.
We have features on Mirage Men, about the false spreading of UFO rumours by the CIA, premiering at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and the re-released soundtrack for horror classic The Fog. In Reel Sounds, Robert Barry explores Brian Eno’s score for Land of the Minotaur, while Philip Hoare appears in Alter Ego. We also have a Juxebox from LA-based Fol Chen. With the festival season now in full swing, we report on the highlights from Cannes and the Terracotta Festival.
And in June, Electric Sheep have teamed up with MUBI to bring you a free month of films.■