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Elio Petri: Todo Modo

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.

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Forget Jurassic World, it's Killersaurus!

KillerSaurus

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

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

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 to the golden days of the 1960s and 1970s, it…


Kalahari calamari in Monsters: Dark Continent

Monsters: Dark Continent

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.


The action reaches fever pitch in Esperienza...

Esperienza

Although made for a preposterously small budget (just twenty thousand euros) and, well, nothing much happening for the entire running time, Francesco Vona’s Esperienza is one of the more effective Italian films that I have seen in recent years.


Napoleonic zombies in Fallen Soldiers

Fallen Soldiers

Considering that the world and it’s dog (and even the dogs favorite stick) are bored to tears with Nazi zombie films, Fallen Soldiers does a neat trick by giving us, well… Napoleonic zombies