“Alex de la Iglesia’s ‘The Day of the Beast’ and ‘Perdita Durango’ Helped Define a Director with Mid-’90s Madness”

The Internet introduced me to the cinema of Álex de la Iglesia. I imagine I’m not the only one. That was over a decade ago, and since then, I’ve had the chance to catch up on most everything he’s done that precedes The Last Circus, and so I had a good time revisiting The Day of the Beast, his best movie, and a slightly-less-good time acquainting myself with Perdita Durango, a really darn good movie that’s uncomfortable as hell.

And of course I had the best time tying these movies together with the rest of Iglesia’s output, which is uniformly good, and creating a profile for his aesthetic and philosophy as a filmmaker. Watch his stuff! He’s awesome. And then read my piece about him over at Paste Magazine.

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