I love the creativity that came from the development of hand-held digital cameras. The chance to have a small camera that could also capture low light easily (albeit low-quality though) meant directors could approach shots, narratives, and environments in new ways. Vibrator is a prime example of this, with most of the film taking place in a truck, the camera is able to traverse the restricted space beautifully, keeping the viewer in the cabin for most of the film. It…
Lady Poison: Beasts of the Underground 1994
Although the branding of this makes it appear to be a pink film, it’s more of a straight up V cinema exploitation film.
This is like classic V-cinema but directed in the most boring way possible. Move the camera my guy. It had everything that makes v-cinema great but it was just played so straight. Highlights perfectly how V-cinema was really elevated by the people behind the camera, yeah you can have all the tropes expected but it took someone…
Rubber's Lover 1996
Still an unreal test of a viewer. The cyberpunk blueprint is torn apart as the film plunges into the genre with a relentless aggression. The film is about experimentation but finds normality in being a formal experiment of the very medium it exists within. Every part of this film is tiring as it exhausts you mentally with it’s unrelenting presentation. A true marvel of cinema.