Gian Maria Volonte and incriminating paper trail in Todo Modo

Elio Petri: Todo Modo

March 28, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Elio Petri’s tendency towards obfuscation stepped up yet another gear with Todo modo (76), which is one of the strangest films ever made. Set in the near future, it delineates an Italian society that is run by a coalition between powerful industries, the ‘party’ and – above all – the Catholic Church.

Forget Jurassic World, it's Killersaurus!

KillerSaurus

March 21, 2017 Matt Blake 0

You have to frankly applaud anybody who tries to make a dinosaur movie on a budget of half a takeaway pizza and a couple of postage stamps. So the writer / director Steve Lawson – a familiar figure in the world of contemporary British horror thanks

It's not exactly Wolf Creek... Dartmoor Killing

The Dartmoor Killing

March 16, 2017 Matt Blake 0

One of the problems faced by British filmmakers – or more particularly English filmmakers – when making a horror movie is that, to be honest, it’s very difficult to think of anywhere… out of the way.

No, not the American TV series, the Italian movie... Bloodline

Bloodline

March 13, 2017 Matt Blake 4

Director: Edo Tagliavini Writers: Mario Calamita, Virgilio Olivari,, Edo Tagliavini, Taiyo Yamanouchi Stars: Francesca Faiella, Virgilio Olivari, Marco Benevento Not content with merely harking back […]

Paolo Gozlino lets his gun talk in Siete minutos para morire

Siete minutos para morir

March 7, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Secret Agent Ray Monks is murdered whist recovering some top-secret documents from a shadowy individual in the backstreets of Hong Kong. Bill Howard (Paolo Gozlino) is ordered to find out who is responsible, and to make sure the documents are returned to the American authorities.

Kalahari calamari in Monsters: Dark Continent

Monsters: Dark Continent

March 3, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Monsters: Dark Continent got a bit of a pasting when it was released; inevitable, really, considering that it was a sequel to a film which both critics and audiences had taken an unexpected shine to.