Articles by Dennis Harvey
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.
An SXSW Grand Jury Prize-winner talks about his growing catalogue of shorts as his latest, EASY, premieres in Austin.
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.
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.
‘Sword and sandal’ pics solemnly expanded the scale of 20th-century cinema before being liberated for pure muscle-bound viewing pleasure.
Wiseass, misfit genre cinema par excellence.
There’s no underestimating the exceptional case of Sabu.
Space-race anxiety fueled a great deal of speculative fiction in the late fifties and early sixties, some serious, some very silly.
Tokyo’s own TIFF brings in world titles, but refocuses on Japan.
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.
Finally getting their due: Reconsidering Anthony Simmons’ Judi Dench film FOUR IN THE MORNING and his very different London character study, BLACK JOY.
Toronto’s selection standards are so high that any real cineaste is bound to emerge from these eleven days sated and exhausted.