A group of scientists are coming to the end of their term on Mars, wrapping up their work gathering samples and researching minerals. It’s a bad time, therefore, for Marko (Goran Kostic) to discover the fossilized evidence of bacterial life.
Ostensibly a ghost story, A Quiet Place in the Country is, in fact, an atmospheric rumination upon the nature of art, pornography, insanity and – heck – life itself.
War Games (2011) fits in neatly with a handful of other Italian films which followed the survivalist horror template and were made at around the same time (Shadow, In the Market).
Craig Fairbrass plays a security consultant in the pay of one of those super-slick pharma companies who you just know are accidentally going to bring about the apocalypse, and so it proves
Although Neil Marshall has taken a step back from directing films in recent years – a great shame, as he is amongst our most talented filmmakers – he does occasionally dip his toe back into the industry, for instance by producing his wife Axelle Carolyn’s debut release Soulmate in 2013
I’m all for any attempt to revive that venerable cinematic form that is the Italian peplum, but by any stretch of the imagination Day of the Siege ain’t the film that’s going to do it.
For 1969’s Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion, Elio Petri turned his eye to the then nascent urban crime thriller, a genre that reflected – and some would say preyed upon – the political and economic uncertainties rife in Metropolitan Italy at the time.