Film bits and bobs

Cinema Psychotronicum 1 (Septic Man, The Ninja Trilogy)

First published (in a shorter version, with out Septic Man) by Little White Lies Sometimes genus and species can be difficult to pin down. Take the brand of cinema known … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Viva (2007)

First published by Little White Lies   Review: “This is the 1970s – we’re liberated women now!” Well, sort of… Abandoned by her neglectful husband Rick (Chad England), bored suburban housewife … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Horror in the House: FrightFest 2015 Preview

First published by Little White Lies, in anticipation both of the Film4 FrightFest 2015, and of the focus on domestic dread in the (then) forthcoming Crimson Tide issue of LWLies. … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Review first published by Little White Lies in 2011, when Shameless Screen Entertainment released their Blu-ray (and DVD) of the film After aerials of the Amazonian rain forest play out in montage over … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Forbidden Room (2015)

First published (in a shorter version) by Little White Lies   “Hello, I’m Marv,” a white-haired, bespectacled man (Louis Negin) says direct to camera, his half-open robe hanging at a … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Dark New House: Rebuilding the Gothic Castle

First published in the Crimson Peak issue of Little White Lies, no. 61 Gothic begins with a castle. Or more specifically, with The Castle of Otranto (1764), subtitled (in its second … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Underwater Love (2011)

First published by Little White Lies Underwater Love (aka Onna no kappa) announces its generic affiliation from its very opening frame: a screen filled with lurid pink. For this is the … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Grotesque ruling from the BBFC

Piece originally published in Little White Lies On the 18th of August, 2009, the British Board of Film Classification (or BBFC) refused to grant a certificate to Koji Shiraishi’s Grotesque … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Macbeth (2015)

First published by Little White Lies Next time you catch yourself lamenting the modern cinematic age’s unhealthy obsession with remakes and sequels, spare a thought for William Shakespeare, who ‘reimagined’ … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Estranged (2015)

First published by Little White Lies When we first encounter January (Amy Manson) – named for the Roman god of doors, beginnings and transitions – she is on a Brazilian … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment


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