REVIEW: A Little More Flesh II (2021)

dir. Sam Ashurst. There’s a story that when Sam Ashurst’s A Little More Flesh premiered at the Starburst International Film Festival in 2020 the first post-screening question he was asked – by a moderator no less – was if he wanted to apologise for the film, so offended was that person by what they’d justContinue reading “REVIEW: A Little More Flesh II (2021)”

ANALYSIS: Army of the Dead trailer

It’s been 17 years since Zack Snyder reinvigorated the zombie genre with his remake of Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, but with the new trailer for his Netflix original Army of the Dead dropping today he looks set to do it all over again. A lot has changed in the intervening years, not least withContinue reading “ANALYSIS: Army of the Dead trailer”

REVIEW: The Walking Dead – Season 10C (2021)

Much like the ever-mutating zombies that shuffle about in its every episode, The Walking Dead has evolved into a different beast than it once was across its ten seasons. What started out as a story about a small, nomadic group trying to stay alive in an apocalyptic world has gone on to become a larger-scaleContinue reading “REVIEW: The Walking Dead – Season 10C (2021)”

REVIEW: Rose – A Love Story (2020)

dir. Jennifer Sheridan. “It doesn’t matter how much you love someone,” says one character in the third act of ROSE: A LOVE STORY, “if it all gets too much you can fuck off”. Exactly what constitutes “too much” is at the heart of Jennifer Sheridan’s aching debut, and whether there is a point where loveContinue reading “REVIEW: Rose – A Love Story (2020)”

REVIEW: Synchronic (2019)

dir. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead. When it comes to low-budget / high-concept sci-fi Benson and Moorhead are the undisputed wunderkind of genre indies. With their triptych of Resolution (2012), Spring (2014) and The Endless (2017) they’re essentially cinematic cousins to Christopher Nolan: these are the kind of ideas-heavy, time-shuffling head-scratchers that the Tenet-helmer mightContinue reading “REVIEW: Synchronic (2019)”

REVIEW: Clapboard Jungle (2020)

dir. Justin McConnell. “It’s been said that there are three things you should never do when making a film,” intones director McConnell in his opening narration: “make a film about yourself, make a film about film-making or open the film with a quote”. As he speaks the scene promptly fades to black and a quoteContinue reading “REVIEW: Clapboard Jungle (2020)”

REVIEW: The Woman With Leopard Shoes (2020)

dir. Alexis Bruchon. When hired by an anonymous woman a thief (Paul Bruchon, brother of director Alexis) breaks into a country villa to steal a box of incriminating evidence. But when the homeowner returns early – along with guests – the thief finds himself forced into hiding, desperately trying to escape whilst piecing together whyContinue reading “REVIEW: The Woman With Leopard Shoes (2020)”

REVIEW: Vicious Fun (2020)

dir. Cody Calahan. Joel (Evan Marsh) is having a rough day: as a horror mag writer who’s tired of the same old tropes, an early scene sees him berating a hack producer for slow moving killers and jump-scares that diffuse suspense. Things aren’t much better at home, where he pines over his glamourous housemate afterContinue reading “REVIEW: Vicious Fun (2020)”

REVIEW: The Old Ways (2020)

dir. Christopher Alender. After venturing into a ‘cursed’ cave in the jungle of Veracruz, reporter Cristina (Brigitte Kali Canales) finds herself abducted by superstitious locals who believe she’s possessed by a demon. Her rational pleas are ignored by all – including her cousin Miranda (Andrea Cortés) – and despite her protests they begin an increasinglyContinue reading “REVIEW: The Old Ways (2020)”

INTERVIEW: Adam Egypt Mortimer, writer/director ARCHENEMY

“We just need empathy: that’s what movies are for” Adam Egypt Mortiner From his debut Some Kind Of Hate through to 2019’s Daniel Isn’t Real director Adam Egypt Mortimer has established himself as a leading voice in genre cinema for thought-provoking representations of mental ill health. Now he’s back to challenge audiences again with superheroContinue reading “INTERVIEW: Adam Egypt Mortimer, writer/director ARCHENEMY”