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Daily Archives: October 1, 2017

The Italian maestro Lucio Fulci is a well-regarded creative tour de force by horror fans, and whilst his rather extensive oeuvre takes in all manner of genres, he is still oft overlooked by the mainstream, leaving him as, arguably, one of the most underrated director’s in the history of the film industry. With more than fifty directorial credits to his… Read more »

01 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Some actors have truly worked their ways into the director’s chair with complete ease. No one would bat an eye at Ben Affleck’s name being introduced as a director on any film poster; this seems like it may have been a different story 15 years ago. Some actors have found great success when they have worked behind the camera, including… Read more »

01 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

According to acclaimed Turkish film critic Asuman Suner, the first signs of New Turkish Cinema refer to the 1960s. During those years, Turkish directors who were strongly influenced by Italian neorealism started to claim similarities between dictatorships of Menderes and Mussolini and direct films akin to Italian. The situation changed after the 1980 military coup when tough censorship limited the… Read more »

01 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Director and co-writer Peter Ricq (alongside Phil Ivanusic and Davila LeBlanc) have constructed the sort of depraved little B-movie that’s ideal for late night showings designed primarily towards forgivable genre fans who crave considerably splatter, the odd quotable quip (my fave was probably “I think that if the blood’s black, there’s no going back!”), a high body count, and a… Read more »

01 October 2017 | Reviews

“I feel like I can’t breathe,” imparts desperate housewife Jill (Marianna Palka, who also wrote and directed the film) to her perpetually distracted and utterly assholish husband, Bill (Jason Ritter), in an early scene in the biting new comic drama, Bitch. Palka takes pains and considerable risks with this often confrontational piss-take on the patriarchy, and it’s really a shame… Read more »

01 October 2017 | Reviews