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.

Sleep Tight

Jaume Balagueró has been one of the most consistent directors of horror films in recent years and has done much to reanimate the genre in Spain with films like The Nameless and Fragile Continue reading

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Citadel

Another in the ‘tower block terror’ sub-strand of films which has bloomed over the last few years (see also Tower Block, The Raid, Attack on the Block) Continue reading

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Community

Following Citadel, here’s some more hoodie-horror with Community, which manages the not inconsiderable task of being set in quite possibly the most run down, scuzziest and essentially unpleasant looking estate in England Continue reading

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Far North

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for snowbound films. Anything from Fargo to The Thing, heck, even Snowbeast Continue reading

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The Purge

The Purge has a neat idea and it’s not badly executed. Kind of a cross between Straw Dogs, Assault on Precinct 13 and The Tenth Victim Continue reading

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Janine Hendy

Janine Hendy was one of the more prominent black actresses to work in Italian cinema during the early 1960s. Perhaps her best known roles were in the two Taur films directed by Antonio Leonviola in 1963, Taur, il re della forza bruta and more particularly Thor and the Amazon Women, in which she played the antagonist to the titular hero Joe Robinson. Continue reading

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I ragazzi della Roma violenta

I ragazzi della Roma violenta is about 85 minutes of unhesitatingly sordid events running into one another, none of which have any consequence, repercussions or prelude. Continue reading

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