Film bits and bobs

Final Girl (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow It was Carol J. Clover who first coined the term ‘final girl’ in her influential book Men, Women and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film (1992). The phrase … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marshland (La isla mínima, 2014)

First published by Little White Lies Marshland (aka La isla mínima) opens with spectacular high-angle aerials of the littoral spaces around the Guadalquivir River. Livestock are reduced to moving dots, … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Phenomena (aka Creepers) (1985)

First published by Little White Lies They have been allowed to rampage destructively through New York (King Kong, Planet of the Apes) and Los Angeles (Mighty Joe Young). One has buddied … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Voices (2014)

First published by Sight & Sound, April 2015 Synopsis: Milton, an industrial town in America. Unbeknownst to his co-workers at a bathroom fixtures factory, Jerry is a paranoid schizophrenic, as … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Chaser (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Na Hong-Jin’s feature debut is a noirish dash through the very s(e)oul of Korea in search of a serial killer. Review: “Sir, I made a mistake, I … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Anguish (1987)

First published by FilmLand Empire “My name is Tom Goldman,” a voice is heard announcing at the beginning of Bigas Luna’s L.A.-set, English-language Spanish-American co-production Anguish (Angustia), “Welcome to our … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Altered (2015)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “You keep thinking like that, these streets will eat you up. You’ve got to change your negativity. What I’m saying to you, dude: it’s … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tusk (2014)

Like the creature it stitches together from monster movies and online inanity, Kevin Smith’s Tusk is very much a film of two halves. In its first section, as raconteur and adventurer Howard … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

M (1931)

Review first published by Little White Lies “I have to roam the streets endlessly, always sensing that someone’s following me. It’s me! I’m shadowing myself! Silently – but I still … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

X Moor (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “It’s a half-puma half-leopard cross-breed,” says big cat hunter Fox (Mark Bonner) when asked what a ‘pumapard’ is. Fox is guiding American amateur cryptozoologist … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment


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