Carlos Areces in the demented The Last Circus

The Last Circus

November 20, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Director: Álex de la Iglesia Writer: Álex de la Iglesia Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang It’s a great mystery to me […]

The woods are alive with the sound of... Howl.

Howl

November 15, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Director: Paul Hyett Writers: Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler Stars: Ed Speleers, Holly Weston, Shauna Macdonald It’s not meant as an insult by any means, but […]

A close shave for George Hilton in Dead for a Dollar

Dead for a Dollar

November 10, 2017 Matt Blake 1

Roy (Gordon Mitchell) fakes his own death in order to bamboozle his old partners by burying their stolen booty in his coffin. He enlists Glenn (George Hilton) to help him. The Colonel (John Ireland) and Portugese (Piero Vida) are not so easily fooled.

Gabriele Spinelli contemplates the evidence of visitors in The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth

November 6, 2017 Matt Blake 0

2011 was a decent year for Italian science fiction, what with the release of the superior The Arrival of Wang and Gian Alfonso Pacinotti’s distinctly odd but rather engrossing The Last Man on Earth (L’ultimo terrestre).

We've all had mornings like that... Joanna Ignaczewska in The Scopia Effect

The Scopia Effect

October 29, 2017 Matt Blake 0

If there’s one thing that the makers of The Scopia Effect can’t be accused of it’s a lack of ambition. Whereas most low budget science fiction films try to make the most of their limited resources by reducing their scope – relying on a small number of characters and settings – this does something rather different

Nothing like a bit of melon in the morning, One More in Hell

One More in Hell

October 24, 2017 Matt Blake 1

“I could kill to get me a pretty woman, but not for money…”, a line which could well have been an epitaph for George Hilton, who displays his trademark easygoing charm in this likable oater with a technical crew that reads like a ‘Best Of’ compilation.

Just your everyday motorway lay-by, Morituris

Morituris

October 19, 2017 Matt Blake 0

One of the more notable features of Italian horror films in recent years is just how unpleasant they have become. Not just in terms of the production values, which are often, how to put it… raw. But also in their subject matter: there seems to be a concerted focus on extreme violence and, more particularly, extreme sexual violence