Dangerous Minds is one of my favorite new sites. It's the brainchild of Richard Metzger, the brilliant Brit once behind Disinfo.com pictured at left, and Tara McGinley, a costume designer/stylist (and Metzger's wife). Although the site covers everything from sex to pop culture and "kooks," my favorite is naturally the movie section.

Metzger and friends dig up and dissect the obscure, the weird, and the fantastic. Just a sampling of the website turns up info on an art show featuring "production drawings" and "commissioned work" from Alejandro Jodorowsky's aborted Dune adaptation featuring artists like H.R. Giger, Moebius, and Chris Foss, as well as a deep-cut discussion of the Mexican midnight movie staple Coffin Joe, which Metzger describes as "a rant-prone Nietzschean Übermensch with a top hat, cape and excessively long fingernails." Seriously, can you pass that up?

Sure, some of these movies are things you might never want to see, or might never be able to find, but you can read deliciously chewy musings on things you've never heard of, check out video clips, and even see interviews from Metzger and friends. They even ferreted out the test film from Spike Jonze's crack at adapting Harold and the Purple Crayon, which you can see behind the jump. (The post was part of a discussion about the recent profile of Jonze in the New York Times Magazine about his adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are.)

So check it out!
categories Cinematical