Film bits and bobs

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

Regression (2015)

First published by Sight &Sound, December 2015 Synopsis: Hoyer, Minnesota, 1990. Confronted with written accusations of sexual abuse from his daughter Angela, born-again ex-alcoholic widower John Gray confesses, though claiming … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire Claims to veridicality are a cliché of horror, and for those already playing the game they are as clear an advertisement of fiction as … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Review first published by EyeforFilm When God-fearing 19-year-old college freshman Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter) dies shortly after being subjected to an exorcism in her rural family home, parish priest Father … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

My review for Film4. Synopsis: Abandoning the original‘s found footage format and postmodern pranks, Ed Glass-Donnelly’s possession sequel reverts to subgenre norms – with a couple of twists. Review: Like … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beyond The Hills (2012)

Here’s my review of Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills (Dupa Dealuri) from Little White Lies: Lesbian nuns! Exorcism! A ‘two-way anus’! Knowing in advance that these motifs form part of the texture … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


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