RAGING BULL Production: USA, 1980 Director: Martin Scorsese Category: Violence If Martin Scorsese’s earlier Taxi Driver was largely concerned with violence and psychosis, Raging Bull – his biographical portrait of boxer Jake LaMotta – was almost purely about male violence and uncontrollable anger, both inside and outside the ring; not with Continue Reading


POSSESSION Production: France/Germany, 1981 Director: Andrej Zulawski Category: Horror Zulawski’s inexplicable, apocalyptic “fairytale for adults” features the ultimate screen portrayal of female madness by Isabelle Adjani as a disturbed young woman who gives birth to a squamous, octopoid creature and goes on to copulate with it; the film also resonates Continue Reading