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British Horror, After the Hammer Fell

April 1, 2014
SCHIZO

Enterprising, prolific and notorious, Pete Walker and Norman J. Warren departed from Hammer’s penchant for period Gothic terror in favor of modern-day settings with ramped-up doses of sex and violence.

Daniel Laabs: EASY Does It

March 7, 2014
EASY

An SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winner talks about his growing catalogue of shorts as his latest, EASY, premieres in Austin.

I Wanna Be Adored?

March 7, 2014
MADE OF STONE

Recalling the spectacular rise and fall of Stone Roses, Shane Meadows’ MADE OF STONE proffers not-giving-an-eff is intrinsic to what made the band monumental.

Lone Star State of Mind : Eagle Pennell

March 3, 2014
THE KING OF TEXAS

Getting to know the creator of Austin’s first film festival and pivotal indie classics somehow lost to history may feel like meeting the best friend you never knew you had.

The Fall of the Roman Eye Candy

February 13, 2014
HERCULES

‘Sword and sandal’ pics solemnly expanded the scale of 20th-century cinema before being liberated for pure muscle-bound viewing pleasure.

Frank Henenlotter, Midnight Sensation

January 27, 2014 | One Comment
BAD BIOLOGY

Wiseass, misfit genre cinema par excellence.

Sabu’s Enduring Star Power

January 5, 2014 | One Comment
THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

There’s no underestimating the exceptional case of Sabu.

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS, Take I

December 20, 2013
SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS

Space-race anxiety fueled a great deal of speculative fiction in the late fifties and early sixties, some serious, some very silly.

Tokyo International Film Festival

October 29, 2013
AU REVOIR LETE

Tokyo’s own TIFF brings in world titles, but refocuses on Japan.

Bava’s Bombshells

October 25, 2013
FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON

Beyond being among the best, most influential horror films of their era, Bava’s exercises in the genre recall the initiating moment for “Eurobabe” scream queens.

MORNING Has Broken

October 11, 2013
FOUR IN THE MORNING

Finally getting their due: Reconsidering Anthony Simmons’ Judi Dench film FOUR IN THE MORNING and his very different London character study, BLACK JOY.

Toronto International Film Festival: What to Watch

September 5, 2013
WE ARE THE BEST

Toronto’s selection standards are so high that any real cineaste is bound to emerge from these eleven days sated and exhausted.