Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator
It doesn’t say much about abusive charlatans, their enablers, and their victims, that we don’t already know.
Scout Tafoya is a blogger and filmmaker living in Doylestown, PA. He writes for and edits the arts blog Apocalypse Now and directs both feature length and short films, many of which are free to watch at honorszombiefilms.com. His list of peculiar achievements include teaching a class on the cultural importance of zombie movies while in high school, lecturing on Dystopian sci-fi at Villanova, shooting an eighty minute feature in only eight shots and calling it Tron Wayne Gacy on a dare, and making the world's first all-improv horror film about Quakers. Scout is in pre-production on a sci-fi homage to "My Own Private Idaho."
A video essay celebrating Antonia Bird's maligned masterpiece, Ravenous.
A dispatch from the New York Film Festival on the latest from Kelly Reichardt, Oliver Laxe, Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro, and Pietro Marcello.
A dispatch from the New York Film Festival on the latest from Diao Yinan, Pedro Costa, Albert Serra and more.
A video essay by Scout Tafoya celebrating Jim Mickle's maligned 2013 masterpiece, We Are What We Are.
An interview with the legendary Takashi Miike about his 103rd film, First Love.
A personal response to It: Chapter Two and an exploration of its themes.
A personal essay on loss and horror films as part of the grieving process.
A preview of the Scary Movies program at the Lincoln Center 8/16-21.
Our monthly series on underrated films turns to a movie about Russians.
A video essay about Mortal Engines, as part of Scout Tafoya's ongoing video essay series on maligned masterpieces.