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.
One of the more curious side effects of the publicity surrounding the release of Inglourious Basterds in 2009 was the return to action of Enzo Castellari, the director of the 1978 film upon which it was based (the correctly spelled Inglorious Bastards)
Following in the wake of Tower Block, Heartless and Citadel, here’s another entry in the council flat horror sub-genre that has bubbled to life over the last five years or so.
The Hills Run Red is a rather mediocre production, which is especially disappointing considering that it comes from such an estimable team. Ennio Morricone, who contributes a good soundtrack (with the exception of a truly execrable saloon bar song), needs no introduction and talented filmmaker Carlo Lizzani was already a respected name in the industry
It’s a bit later than expected, but finally In the Name of the Law is available! This is the new WildEye book, the third in the series after Fantastikal Diabolikal Supermen (which is now sold out I’m…