Film bits and bobs

Stroszek (1977)

First published by Movie Gazette Director Werner Herzog is renowned for introducing unconventional elements to his films which, far from being merely contrived gimmicks, coax out unexpected truths from his … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant (1992) represented some kind of high (or is that low?) point in the annals of scuzzy cinema. Following a corrupt Catholic New … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: David Lynch is executive producer on this Werner Herzog film about a man, his sword, his mother, and the long arm of the Lord. Inspired by … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: There are madcap penguins, a secret arctic agency, and a grudge-bearing octopus mastermind in this 3D animated spinoff from the Madagascar franchise. Review: “I reject nature!” … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Review first published by New Empress Magazine. “In 1828,” reads the text that opens The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser (or, to translate its original German title, Every Man For Himself … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 1 Comment


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