Film bits and bobs

The Wizard of Gore (2007)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Jeremy Kasten remakes and updates Herschell Gordon Lewis’ grimy Grand Guignol 1970 horror. Featuring Crispin Glover, Brad Dourif and Jeffrey Combs… Review: Having established his place at … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant (1992) represented some kind of high (or is that low?) point in the annals of scuzzy cinema. Following a corrupt Catholic New … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: David Lynch is executive producer on this Werner Herzog film about a man, his sword, his mother, and the long arm of the Lord. Inspired by … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

House (1977)

First published by Little White Lies It is the second half of the ’70s. Single, middle-aged salarymen are still eating up whatever exploitative sensationalism Japan’s movie studios will feed them, … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Review first published by Daily Info – and genuinely one of my favourite scoops of studio-released batshit. Director Lawrence Kasdan is best known for The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks In early February 1959, nine experienced hikers all died on Kholat Syakhtl (‘The Mountain of the Dead’ in the local Mansi language) in the … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gozu (2004)

Review first published by Movie Gazette. Review When yakuza Ozaki (Aikawa Sho) displays increasingly deranged behaviour, the gang’s boss Azamawari (Ishibashi Renji) assigns Ozaki’s subordinate Minami (Sone Hideki) to drive … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 5 Comments


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