The Stove Killer
THE EXECUTIONER is now available from Criterion, with a text essay by me. The essay’s not online yet but you can read the original piece which got me the gig, here.
UPDATE: here is the new piece.
The disc just arrived and is pictured resting on our lovely old stove, but it’s quite safe from melting as the chimney sweep has just been and condemned the stove as unsafe. Not only is it presently unsafe, but it has apparently never been safe, and we’ve been using it for decades. Which means either we’re lucky to be alive, or maybe it IS safe. The expression “only time will tell is inadequate here: it seems to me that time HAS told, but the chimney sweep is refusing to listen.
It is an excellent film.