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Long-Gone Director’s Work Timely Still

Long-Gone Director’s Work Timely Still

BY STEVE ERICKSON | One of the biggest regrets of my life as a cinephile is that I skipped the entirety of MoMA’s 1995 retrospective of British director Alan Clarke, simply because I had no idea who he was or that he was a major filmmaker. But I think I can be forgiven my ignorance. At […]

Mayhem Missing a Message

Mayhem Missing a Message

BY STEVE ERICKSON | British director Ben Wheatley’s “Sightseers” is a pitch-black comedy about obnoxious people killing other obnoxious people in a world of kitsch. With only three films to his name — though he has several projects in the works — Wheatley has already built up a small cult following. His second film, “Kill List,” […]