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Cinema Psychotronicum 6 (Asmodexia)

First published by Little White Lies Sleeping rough near a cemetery on the outskirts of Barcelona, elderly Eloy de Palma (Lluís Marco) tells his teenaged granddaughter Alba (Clàudia Pons) a … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

JeruZalem (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm.com In Marc Forster’s World War Z (2013), the Jerusalem sequence – which was in fact not even shot in Jerusalem – offered a clumsily Islamophobic allegory of local … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Violator (2015)

Review of film that formed part of the ‘0th’ Edition of the London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF 2015) “Acid.” It is the first word uttered in Dodo Dayao’s feature … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

DEATHGASM (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm “What if I told you it’s all real?” asks Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) in voiceover, speaking of the infernal lyrics and demonic iconography of the heavy metal … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Take Shelter (2011)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Jeff Nichols’ follow-up to Shotgun Stories dramatises the breakdown of a family man and the world around him. Review: “It’s hard to explain because it’s not just … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Desert (aka Zombie Desert, aka What’s Left Of Us) (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks Microphones on a house’s barred window capture the amplified buzzing of flies, and birdsong, and shuffling footfalls, and a strange death-rattle wheeze. A blonde woman, … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Antisocial (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks College student Sam (Michelle Mylett) has important news for her boyfriend, but before she can even articulate it, she is dumped by him in a … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)

Review first published by EyeforFilm Less a sequel than an alternative reimagining of Tsukamoto Shinya‘s punkishly provocative Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) – which, after all, ended with the imminent destruction of … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Undead (2003)

Review first published by Movie Gazette René (Felicity Mason) may have just been crowned beauty queen in the small Queensland fishing community of Berkeley, but with the loan sharks circling … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Interstellar (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks The opening of Interstellar, the latest head-spinning, heart-breaking blockbuster from Christopher Nolan, introduces a paradox. We know we are in an Earth of the future, … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

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