Review: Titane

Director: Julia Ducournau Stars: Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, Agathe Rousselle There is a scene in David Cronenberg's vivid 1996 adaptation of JG Ballard's Crash in which Ballard (James Spader) and Vaughan (Elias Koteas) are speeding down a Toronto street on their way to a multi-storey car-park to pick up a prostitute. As the two talk about their …

Review: Swallow

Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis Stars: Haley Bennet, Denis O'Hare, Elizabeth Marvel Around the turn of the last century, a popular 'exhibit' at a touring freakshow would be the 'geek'; a person willing to eat anything at all - living, inanimate - to the delight and revulsion of incredulous spectators. The shock of this disturbing impulse - …

Review: The Untamed

Director: Amat Escalante Stars: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza The strange mysteries and preoccupations of our biology as human beings are investigated through this striking familial drama from Mexican director Amat Escalante; a film which has gained a level of notoriety for how this is achieved by integrating an unusual and perverse alien influence …

Review: Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes is a new horror film from writer/director duo Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer that's been unfairly sidelined to straight-to-DVD anonymity here in the UK (Not even a blu-ray? What the hell, Metrodome?). It's a minor tragedy that deserves correction, as this is one of the most memorable and toe-curlingly visceral movie experiences of …