Film bits and bobs

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

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

Goddess of Love (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm “You have to keep it all in fantasy,” Chanel (Monda Scott) advises new pole/lap dancer Venus (Alexis Kendra). “You just have to be dripping with sex.” … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Witch Who Came From The Sea (1976)

First published by TheHorrorShow “Who is she?” asks Molly (Millie Perkins) of the female figure on the painting before her. “She’s a witch come out of the sea,” responds Billy … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Basket Case (1982)

First published by EyeforFilm In the 1980s, mainstream horror was all repetitive slash and dash, with the likes of Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddie Krueger cornering (and strangling) the … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Boy (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015   In Craig Macneill’s feature debut The Boy, … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Buttercup Bill (2014)

Death always leaves an empty space, previously occupied by the deceased, that those left behind can fill only with memories and mourning. Yet in the first act of Buttercup Bill, … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Harvest (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks What greater signifier could there be of all-American normality than a baseball game? The Harvest opens with a Little League match in the weekend … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Faults (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks When asked, during a petty, pathetic altercation with a hotel restaurant manager over a bill, how much money he has, Dr Ansel Roth (Leland … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Babadook (2014)

Review first published by Groslch FilmWorks The Babadook opens with a fixed medium close-up of Amelia (Essie Davis), pregnant and panting in the seat of a moving car. We hear … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 6 Comments


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