Film bits and bobs

The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)

First published by Little White Lies Maybe it was the themes of individual empowerment, spiritual brotherhood and resistance to oppression, or maybe it was just all the anti-authoritarian ass-whupping, but … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rough Cut (2013)

Review first published by LWLies. Rough Cut opens with a trailer for Jesus Rinzoli’s Hiker Meat (1982), built from instantly recognisable elements of slasher, smalltown conspiracy and creature feature, and … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Machete Kills (2013)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, November 2013 Synopsis: After Machete’s lover, immigration agent Santana, is murdered by weapons smugglers, he is asked by the US President to stop … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bring Me The Head of the Machine Gun Woman (2012)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks These days, going back has once again become passé. Back in 2006, when Ernesto Díaz Espinoza debuted with his Chile-flavoured Eighties action/martial arts throwback Kiltro, … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, August 2011 Synopsis: Dreaming of starting up his own lawnmowing business, an aging Hobo rides the freight train to Hopetown, only to discover … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 7 Comments


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