Sunday, 18 November 2018

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs


Five stories about the capriciousness of life and death and one story about how stories help distract us from the capriciousness of life and death.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

The Mountain Of The Cannibal God [La montagna del dio cannibale/ Slave Of The Cannibal God/ Prisoner Of The Cannibal God]


I couldn't decide which random moment of exploitative excess peppered through this fairly tame jungle romp got it placed on the video nasty banned list. I reckon it was either the extraordinary amount of real life animal killings or the bit where a cannibal openly fingers herself for a few minutes. Actually no, it was probably the guy fucking the pig. Yeah, the guy fucking the pig is what did it.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald


The story about a funny self deprecating little wizard and his funny unpredictable little creatures is rudely barged aside in order to give easier access to the cash cow's bruised udder as everybody begins furiously yanking at the tired teat once more.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Widows


Wire lite.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

The Night Comes For Us


An eye shredding parade of exuberant brutality.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

The 10th Victim [La decima vittima]


Remarkably ahead of its time with its futuristic depiction of televised murder used for mass entertainment. Very much of its time with a typically Italian plot about a man trying to avoid marriage.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers


Superb gooey pod people effects, Jeff Goldblum and Donald Sutherland repeatedly engaging in googly-eyed staring competitions and Leonard Nimoy with massive fuck off sideburns.
King.

Parallel


The director of The Incident and The Similars delivers more goods in his third movie, but no where near as many goods as in those first two.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Evil Dead


This Halloween I also watched this absolute masterpiece.

I Vampiri [Lust Of The Vampire/ The Devil's Commandment/ The Vampires]


This Halloween I watched Italy's first horror film to break Mussolini's ban on the genre, a charming tale about a mad scientist carrying out diabolical experiments on young girls to keep a withered old lady looking youthful which often fails resulting in spectacular onscreen aging. Not really vampires though, is it.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Mandy


No.
Just... no.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Halloween [2018]


Chooses to ignore 40 years of poor sequels, that merely echo the original whilst romping off in their own ill chosen direction, by creating a direct sequel to Carpenter's classic which merely echoes the original whilst romping off in its own ill chosen direction. A clear demonstration that the only thing that's changed in our aproach to sequels over the last 40 years is that we no longer bother giving them a different title.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Lords Of Chaos


Unflinchingly brutal study of all the stabbings, church burnings and touching friendship moments that swirled about at the heart of Oslo's True Norwegian Black Metal scene during the 90s. Excellent.

Cam


Threatens to go somewhere really unusual about digital doppelgangers silently breeding and subsuming our true identities but doesn't and ends up being a film about a girl who wants her job back instead.

Assassination Nation


A firm denunciation of the shrill voices of social media that whip up mass hysteria delivered in much the shame shrill voice.