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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

Martyrs (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Pascal Laugier’s controversial second feature is an ultraviolent revenge thriller with a brutally transcendent twist that makes uneasy witnesses of us all. Review: Following on from its … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sadik 2 (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Sadik 2 is a film of two halves (and four discrete headed chapters). In its first half, six young men and women, all with troubled … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Deadly Virtues (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks A figure (Edward Akrout), his face obscured, walks in a leafy suburban street at night. He pauses, significantly, to tie his shoelace (in a … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thale

Aleksander Nordaas’ Thale is released on DVD today. Here’s my review for Cinetalk. “Calm down, that’s better, good girl,” says the male voice heard playing (along with sounds of a … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

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