Focus On Film: Episode 54 - September 2017 Criterion Titles

Focus On Film Episode 54 is up!

This month 3 out of 4 of our Best and Worst choices begin with the letter "D" and 2 out of 4 of them begin with the word "death". Plus the usual.

In this episode:

"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella


Eraserhead (1977) *****

I'm not sure I can think of another film that's as simultaneously bizarre, terrifying, hilarious, confusing, disturbing, repulsive and captivating.

40 years on and this film remains a masterpiece that excites me with every viewing. One of my favorite films of all time.


Serial Mom (1994) ***1/2

Trans Am 'California Hotel' (2017) ***

Too short, too few songs, and underwhelming for a TA album, but it seems like every other LP by them is killer and the ones in between, while still good, not so much. I do like how the album is split, much like Bowie's 'Low'.


Rumble Fish (1983) ****

I finally got around to seeing this and I loved it. Coppola's poetic and experimental film features sumptuous cinematography, a vibrant score by Police drummer Stewart Copeland and appeals to me as a fan of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREWEST SIDE STORYJim Jarmusch, and Coppola's own later film TETRO