This is pretty weird. Turn the sound down.
Daily Archives: February 17, 2018
Circus of Horrors
This film has it all: a vivid color palette courtesy of Eastman Kodak, the lingering trauma of WWII, a playful Swinging London vibe, plastic surgery, actual circus performances, and a sadistic and disgraced doctor of vaguely eastern European provenance.
The institution of the family is fertile terrain for the gothic: the occasionally intolerable intimacy, the sense of entrapment, the psychodramas of resistance and authority.