Kathyrn Bigelow loves tech and testosterone. From the likes of Point Break and The Hurt Locker we've learned this already. The latter even beat former-husband James Cameron at his own game at the 2010 Oscars. When it was announced that her follow-up project was to be Zero Dark Thirty - a blow-by-blow of the CIA's decade-long search for … Continue reading Review: Zero Dark Thirty
There's a particularly interesting resurgence going on in the horror genre right now. A lot of new, powerful voices are making themselves heard through the darkest of cinema's dream lands, and with their second feature American Mary we can safely add Jen & Sylvia Soska (aka The Twisted Twins) to the roster of Ones To … Continue reading Review: American Mary
The Sessions is based on an article by Mark O'Brien, a man who lived most of his life in an iron lung. Mark contracted polio at a young age and was left unable to use the muscles of his body from the neck down. Not that these muscles were not responsive. Needless to say, this … Continue reading Review: The Sessions
Much as Wes Anderson's films increasingly resemble elaborate and extended versions of Max Fischer's plays from Rushmore, so Quentin Tarantino's post-millennial output bring to mind the kind of trashy screenplays Pulp Fiction's Mia Wallace might've auditioned for. Hell, Kill Bill was essentially the Fox Force Five show mentioned in the Jack Rabbit Slims sequence. Anyone waiting for Tarantino … Continue reading Review: Django Unchained
Year: 1970 Director: Lucio Fulci Stars: Florinda Bolkan (Carol Hammond), Stanley Baker (Inspector Corvin), Jean Sorel (Frank Hammond), Silvia Monti (Deborah), George Rigaud (Dr Kerr), Alberto de Mendoza (Sgt. Brandon), Anita Stringberg (Julia Durer). Genre: Giallo Lucio Fulci is an Italian director with a reputation for gratuity, gore and a career that veers in quality … Continue reading Why I Love… #41: Lizard In A Woman’s Skin
Year: 1965 Director: Russ Meyer Stars: Tura Satana (Varla), Haji (Rosie), Lori Williams (Billie), Ray Barlow (Tommy), Susan Bernard (Linda), Dennis Busch (The Vegetable), Stuart Lancaster (The Old Man), Paul Trinka (Kirk). Genre: Exploitation Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! has been on my list to cover off in this series since I decided to start … Continue reading Why I Love… #40: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
With a title like this, you'd be expecting something predictable, right? I mean, c'mon guys, don't spoil it for us. I sat down with this movie in a state of mild curiosity - it was a time-killer - and an hour or so later I was watching a man getting rescued from a burning trailer … Continue reading Review: John Dies At The End