Film bits and bobs

Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Actor Sal Mineo baits the censors in this tawdry Freudian thriller from the mid-1960s, midway between a giallo and a slasher. Review: In 1955, at the tender … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Observance (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015 “Just watch and report back. That simple.” Still … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Snake of June (2002)

Review first published by Movie Gazette Strait-laced Rinko (Kurasawa Asuka) and her cleanliness-obsessed husband Shigehiko (Koutari Yuji) eat at different times, barely communicate, and sleep in separate rooms. One rainy morning in … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 3 Comments


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