What Got This Director Here?: Meshes of the Afternoon.
My Favorite Past Experience Was…: Meshes.
What Did I Watch: Witch’s Cradle.
Where Does She Fit: Witch’s Cradle occupies a tricky position due to its status as something that was assembled by a very talented staff after Deren was dead. All you need is an image, however, and the woman gaining and losing a pentagram on her forehead is enough. The film is a web that ensnares you, and only the score that made Meshes so inimitable is missing to really make this a peak. The invocation of the impossible is what cinema is for, and the images we are given more than make up for whatever problems we may face in conjuring them.
Most Valuable Asset: The world is an interconnected dream.
Most Excited For: Private Life of a Cat?
Did They Deserve a Spot?: Yes.
Coming Up Next: One hit horror wonder Tobe Hooper.