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13 Days of Horror: Brimstone & Treacle

13 Days of Horror: Brimstone & Treacle

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. This review is by Leslie Simpson. “There resides infinitely more good in the demonic than in the trivial man.” Soren Kierkegaard. In my opinion, Dennis Potter was the greatest British television and film scriptwriter. In the world. Ever. The Singing...

58th London Film Festival Review: French Riviera [L'homme qu'on aimait trop]

58th London Film Festival Review: French Riviera [L

Director: André Téchiné Writers: Cédric Anger, Jean-Charles Le Roux, André Téchiné Starring: Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve, Adèle Haenel, Judith Chemla, Mauro Conte Synopsis: In 1976, Agnès Le Roux, daughter of the Palais de la Meditérranée, began an affair with her mother’s lawyer, Maurice Agnelet. Through their relationship, real estate and...

58th London Film Festival Review: The Duke of Burgundy

58th London Film Festival Review: The Duke of Burgundy

Director/Writer: Peter Strickland Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna, Eugenia Caruso Synopsis: A lesbian couple, who experiment with sado-masochistic role playing, begin to find cracks in their relationship. If anything is to be taken from The Duke of Burgundy – Peter Strickland’s third feature – it is that the British...

Review: This is Where I Leave You

Review: This is Where I Leave You

Director: Shawn Levy Writer: Jonathan Tropper Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Timothy Olyphant Synopsis: After the death of their father, four siblings have to return home to spend a week in each other’s company. The  big family reunions, the tension that lingers after years of familiarity, the love...

13 Days of Horror: Cannibal Holocaust

13 Days of Horror: Cannibal Holocaust

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. It’s hard to know exactly where to start when discussing Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 film Cannibal Holocaust. Not only was it a hugely controversial movie at the time, it still is even now. The horror movie that many hail as the founding father to the...

Review: Wild -“Serious, life-affirming and radical”

Review: Wild -“Serious, life-affirming and radical”

It’s raining. My boots hurt. I’m hungry. All of these things are very inconvenient, but trite in these circumstances. As Wild makes my complaints pale in comparison. For Wild is something that I have been waiting a long time for. Not because it’s a film centring on a struggle with personal demons – sex, drugs, death, pain,...

13 Days of Horror: 30 Days Of Night

13 Days of Horror: 30 Days Of Night

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. “You can feel it. That cold ain’t the weather, that’s death approaching.” Synopsis: Barrow is the northernmost settlement in Alaska. The closest town is 80 miles south meaning that every winter, when the weather harshens and the sun retreats below...

13 Days of Horror: Off Season

13 Days of Horror: Off Season

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. ‘Off Season’, is an indie horror/drama directed by Katie Carman-Lehach, and written by Elizabeth Lee who is also the lead actor – released in 2012, it is available on DVD and VOD. Set in a eerie yet stunning beach house the film follows...

13 Days of Horror: Night Of The Living Dead (Colour)

13 Days of Horror: Night Of The Living Dead (Colour)

There are 13 days until Halloween. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. First up is T.S.Ukpo. Check out the Kickstarter for his latest film, The Hades Pit. Halloween is almost here! That lovely time of year, where the dead can roam freely, and parents have to dress their children up as monsters to prevent them being...

Review: Lipstikka – “A clever, powerful and poignant film.”

Review: Lipstikka – “A clever, powerful and poignant film.”

Writer-director Jonathan Sagall’s Lipstikka was released in it’s native Israel in 2012, but is only now getting a UK release. It is a clever, powerful and poignant film that is well worth the wait. Lana (Clara Khoury) and Inam (Nataly Attiya) were best friends as teenagers in Palestine. Since moving to London the pair have drifted apart, but one day...