Dana Reinoos

film and culture writer

Writer, programmer, and film festival staff. Focus on horror, exploitation, occult, and female-directed films.

Filming the Unspeakable: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer

Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer Yvonne Rainer wears many hats-choreographer, dancer, performance artist, author, and icon of downtown New York City arts-but this month the Film Society of Lincoln Center displays her significant contributions as a film director.

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg | Featured Screening | Screen Slate

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is a movie that will appeal to teenage girls forever. Please don't think this is an insult-in fact, it's a compliment of the highest order, and I think Jacques Demy would have agreed. Cherbourg is an ultra-colorful, romantic musical drama in which young,...

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Orders | Featured Screening | Screen Slate

A group of soldiers huddle atop a squat building and fire back at an unseen assailant; just below, a man on a riding mower gives them a wave and continues his lawn care. A contemporary war movie without the war, Orders asks what the war at home actually looks like.

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A Lizard in a Woman's Skin | Featured Screening | Screen Slate

Quad Cinema's presentation of "Perversion Stories: A Fistful of Giallo Restorations" is a perfect time to reevaluate the reputation of one Lucio Fulci, known primarily as a maestro of gore. And most of Fulci's career bears that out: starting in 1979 with the Video Nasty classic Zombi 2, his...

Forty Years of Sun-Soaked Revenge: Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani's Let the Corpses Tan by Dana...

Black leather gloves, a .45 revolver, a solitary bead of sweat down a man's forehead: this is the language of genre films, its symbols so singular even oblivious viewers can identify. French filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani speak this language fluently, and in their third feature, Let the Corpses Tan, expand their vocabulary beyond its origins into something contemporary and avant-garde.

BOMB Magazine - Toshio Masumoto's

A restored masterpiece unmasks Tokyo's underground gay subculture of the 1960s "Each man has his own mask," a voice intones in an art gallery filled with paintings of misshapen, monstrous faces. "Some will wear the same mask for their entire life. Some will wear several masks based on their needs."

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collective:unconscious | Featured Screening | Screen Slate

A virtual Jungian salon, a visual interpretation of your peer's dreams - this is what collective:unconscious , playing tonight as part of BAMcinemaFest 2016, achieves as it envelops you in five different dream worlds, each with distinct style and bracing originality. The film begins with a...

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ANTI-PORNO | Featured Screening | Screen Slate

Even within Sion Sono's prolific, eccentric, often unhinged filmography, ANTI-PORNO sticks out as being one of his most outrageous films. Working with Nikkatsu Studios in Japan to revive their roman porno (softcore) series of films, ANTI-PORNO is about Kyoko, chic...

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I Cannot Tell You How I Feel | Featured Screening | Screen Slate

There's been a recent, very interesting microtrend among female experimental filmmakers. In the past few years, we've seen films by Chantal Akerman (No Home Movie) and Beth B (Call Her Applebroog) that see each filmmaker dealing with her relationship with her aging mother, and how her mother's...

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