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Alice In Wonderland (2010)

First published by Little White Lies How do you bring a book to life? How does a figure dreamt up on a page become embodied by a flesh-and-blood person? Anyone … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cutter’s Way (1981)

First published by Little White Lies Much as womanising slacker Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges) finds himself late one evening in a rainy Santa Barbara alleyway at the same time as … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Cinema Psychotronicum 5 (The Last Horror Film)

First published by Little White Lies “I’d like to point out that for the first time in the entire history of the Cannes Film Festival, this prize is awarded to … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cinema Psychotronicum 4 (Alienate)

First published by Little White Lies “It’s ok, baby, I’m fine,” says the young man (Nathan Day) to his anxious partner (Courtnea Hyland) in the opening scene of Michael Shumway’s … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lovely Molly (2012)

First published by Little White Lies When Lovely Molly opens with time-coded home video footage of the distraught heroine of the title (newcomer Gretchen Lodge) declaring to camera, “Whatever happened, … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Santa Sangre (1989)

First published by Little White Lies When Midnight Movie maestro Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain) was commissioned by producer Claudio Argento, brother of giallo king Dario, to “make a picture … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

High-Rise (2015)

First published (in a shorter version) by Little White Lies “Sometimes he found it difficult to believe in a future that had not already taken place.” In Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cinema Psychotronicum 3 (You Are Not Alone)

First published by Little White Lies Apart from the punishment of co-ed youth, the killing by numbers and the odd flash of tit, what unifies most films in the slasher … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cinema Psychotronicum 2 (A Touch Of Zen, Last Shift)

First published by Little White Lies King Hu’s A Touch of Zen and Anthony DiBlasi’s Last Shift might seem literally worlds apart in terms of their provenance, period, duration and … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

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