Nicoletta Machiavelli and Henry Silva in The Hills Run Red

The Hills Run Red

April 11, 2016 Matt Blake 1

The Hills Run Red is a rather mediocre production, which is especially disappointing considering that it comes from such an estimable team. Ennio Morricone, who contributes a good soundtrack (with the exception of a truly execrable saloon bar song), needs no introduction and talented filmmaker Carlo Lizzani was already a respected name in the industry

In the Name of the Law - Italian Crime Films from 1945 to 1969

In the Name of the Law

April 7, 2016 Matt Blake 1

It’s been a long time coming and it’s a bit delayed, but finally¬†In the Name of the Law¬†is available! It’s an in depth examination of Italian crime films – or to be more precise, Italian films in which crime or criminality is a major component – made between 1945 and 1969.

Spooky kid attack: The Shadow Within

The Shadow Within

April 1, 2016 Matt Blake 0

The Shadow Within is a creditable Italian horror film made in 2007 which benefits greatly from its unusual setting and desire to try something a little different.