Film bits and bobs

Batman Begins (2005)

First published by Movie Gazette Since his first appearance in 1939, ‘The Bat-Man’, masked vigilante over the streets of Gotham City, has proved to be an enduring favourite of the … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 1 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

Evilspeak (1981)

First published, a long, long time ago, by Movie Gazette You might not know his name, but I guarantee that you will recognise Clint Howard’s face. With his indefinably odd … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 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

The Gallows (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow In 1993, amateur footage videotaped by a parent at a school production of a play (‘The Gallows’) captures the male lead, Charlie Grimille, being hanged on … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bait (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm Dominic Brunt is perhaps most familiar to British viewers for having played Paddy Kirk in Yorkshire-set soap opera Emmerdale since 1998 – but recently he has been presenting … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Class of 1984 (1982)

First published by Movie Gazette Fresh out of smalltown Nebraska, idealistic music teacher Andy Norris (Perry King) arrives for his first day at the inner city Abraham Lincoln High School, … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Match Factory Girl (1990)

First published by EyeforFilm The Match Factory Girl begins with a quote from Sergeanne Golon’s Countess Angelique, one of a series of period novels concerning a humble young woman’s quest … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

First published by EyeforFilm “Another one?” This is the grimly resigned response of Kageyu (Yakusho Koji), Chief Official of the noble Ii clan, when he is informed that there is … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ichi the Killer (2001)

First published by Movie Gazette Based on a popular Japanese comicbook by Yamamoto Hideo, Miike Takashi’s controversial Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1, or Killer 1) translates perfectly all the manga’s energy, anarchy and illogic … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 4 Comments


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