Adam Hursey’s review published on Letterboxd:
March Madness 2023
I’m not sure if I am having issues giving films a star rating lately, or if the films I’ve been watching are just beyond slapping upon an arbitrary star rating.
It’s back to Severin’s House of Psychotic Women box set for my next entry into madness: The Other Side of the Underneath, an LSD infused experimental art piece from director Jane Arden. The film could also double for Women’s History month as it is the only British film solely directed by a woman in the 70s.
There is really no plot here to try to dissect. It’s more about the imagery and sound design here. And you are either going to be willing to accept allowing the film to wash over you or you are not. Trying to make sense of what happens is a bit of a fool’s errand.
It’s an experience that will not be for everybody for sure. And it is not something I will be rushing to watch again probably. It is a great inclusion in this box set, but give me Footprints or Identikit any day of the week and twice on Sundays.