Author Archives: Matt Blake

About Matt Blake

The WildEye is a blog dedicated to the wild world of Italian cinema (and, ok, sometimes I digress into discussing films from other countries as well). Peplums, comedies, dramas, spaghetti westerns... they're all covered here.

Easy Money

There have been some authentically good Scandinavian crime films in recent years, and Daniel Espinosa’s Easy Money (based on the novel by Jens Lapidus) is one of them. Continue reading

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Solitude of Prime Numbers, The

Here’s an instructive film. Saverio Costanzo’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers is based on the hugely popular novel of the same name by physicist and writer Paolo Giordano. Continue reading

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Simon Killer

Coming from the same production ‘collective’ as the surprise hit Martha Marcy May Marlene, Simon Killer has many of the same themes – sociopathic men, vulnerable women, the small steps that lead towards darkness – and a similar, sinister atmosphere … Continue reading

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A.D. Project

I always wondered what had happened to Eros Puglielli, the director of the revivalist giallo Eyes of Crystal in 2004. Well, he also made AD Project, a micro-budgeted 2006 production which was released straight to DVD Continue reading

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Franco Citti interview

Here’s an interview with Italian actor Franco Citti – who is famous for his work with Pasolini but also appeared in numerous other films – that I found on the web and have translated into English Continue reading

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Outpost 11

Outpost 11 is one of those films that comes out of nowhere, is made for a handful of spare coppers and completely outstrips any expectations that you really should have for it. Continue reading

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Desperate Mission

After a rather dull first hour, Desperate Mission evolves into something much grittier than is normally to be found within the genre. Continue reading

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