EFC Classics – Lost Highway (1997)

Feat. The Music of Lou Reed

“I like to remember things my own way… Not necessarily the way they happened.”

I was Halfway through my 2nd viewing of David Lynch’s Lost Highway (1997). It must have been daytime, for a narrow ray of sunlight shone through the barricaded window of my apartment living room which now resembled Plato’s cave. I was a prisoner in this artificial nocturne of my own creation. My only knowledge of the outside world came via the shadowy figures on the television screen in front of me. Continue reading “EFC Classics – Lost Highway (1997)”

EFC 14: Manchester By The Sea (A Cold Fish of a Drama)

Accidents happen and they determine our fate irrevocably. Or so it would seem. Manchester By The Sea (2016) is a story of pain written from a cold and naturalistic point of view. The film sheds light on the phenomenon of grief poignantly. However, like its protagonist, the film is challenged in seeing beyond, where spiritual redemption lies forever waiting in grief’s shadow.  Continue reading “EFC 14: Manchester By The Sea (A Cold Fish of a Drama)”

EFC 10: The Witch

Feat. The Music of Shearwater (in a special EFC music video!)

“Oh, God, my Lord, I now begin. Oh, help me and I’ll leave my sin. For I repent and thou shall be. Thru evil I will turn to thee. Whomever shall destroy my faith. For I repent and thou shall be.”

It takes just one scene for Robert Eggers’ Witch to earn its price of admission. Maybe one shot, even. For me at least. That scene occurs at a pivotal moment in the story when Caleb, alone in the dark forest, and cradling his father’s rifle, begins frantically praying. Continue reading “EFC 10: The Witch”