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Mother Joan of the Angels (1961): Quick-shot review!

Looks like I have an interest in Polish films about nuns. Mother Joan of the Angels (1961) is a creepy drama, focusing on the sociological and psychological phenomenon of mass hysteria and its interpretation within a religious context as demonic possession. Directed by¬†Jerzy Kawalerowicz and based on the supposedly true event of the Loudun possessions, […]

The Devils (1971): Quick-shot review!

A controversial historical drama slash horror film filled to the brim with depravity and religious hysteria, The Devils (1971) is directed by Ken Russell, whose penchant for darker themes relating to sexuality and psychology is on proud display. Its synopsis is as follows: In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of […]