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Inferno (1980)

First published by Little White Lies If Dario Argento’s supernatural classic Suspiria is a danse macabre set in a ballet school in Germany, its sequel Inferno turns for inspiration to the melodramas and murders found in … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971)

First published by Little White Lies “They look like flies – four flies.” “Yes you’re right. That’s exactly what they look like. What does it mean?” This exchange, appearing very … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Phenomena (aka Creepers) (1985)

First published by Little White Lies They have been allowed to rampage destructively through New York (King Kong, Planet of the Apes) and Los Angeles (Mighty Joe Young). One has buddied … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

First published by Little White Lies No-one saw it coming. Defying all predictability, Peter Strickland’s debut Katalin Varga (2009) was an English film telling a Romanian (and Romanian-language) rape/revenge story set to eclectic soundscapes … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Don’t Look Now (1973)

First published by Little White Lies “Nothing is what it seems,” says John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) to his wife Laura (Julie Christie) in the opening sequence to Don’t Look Now, in … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (2013)

First published as part of an end-of-year listicle thingy in Grolsch FilmWorks, as (probably) my favourite UK theatrical release of 2014. A labour of love from Belgian writer/director couple Hélène … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview: Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet

First published by FilmDivider Interviewer: Anton Bitel It is a strange irony that the closer a filmmaker cleaves to genre, the more likely she or he is to transcend it, … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amer (2009)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, February 2011 Synopsis: Young Ana moves into a villa with her parents, where her grandfather, recently deceased, is laid out downstairs. Ana is … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 12 Comments

Yellow (2012)

Review of this extraordinary short neo-giallo first published on EyeforFilm. “I have sinned again… You cannot stop me. You need me. We need to see them suffer.” So says the … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Demons Never Die (2011)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, December 2011 Synopsis: Amber scribbles ‘MURDER’ in her notebook and, upset, phones her ex-boyfriend Sachin. Minutes later, she is found with her throat … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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