The Burning is a 1980 slasher movie, recently restored and released by Arrow Video.
Would you have the courage to risk your life to save someone else? In 1966 a man with a rifle started shooting at passers-by indiscriminately from the top of a tower in Austin, Texas. Bodies lay on the street. The shooting continued for ninety minutes before the gunman was stopped. This film recounts the stories… Continue reading Tower (2016)
The Guardian review of Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals is spot on. It's a bold film of two interlocking tales: one a character study of Amy Adams's art dealer Susan and secondly a dramatisation of her ex-husband's first novel that she's reading. The novel dramatisation is a tense West-Texan revenge thriller and it's genuinely exciting. It… Continue reading Nocturnal Animals (2016)
"I've made a number of films in my career that are prestigious and important. This isn't one of them". Dog Eat Dog, directed by Paul Schrader (screenplays include Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, director of Blue Collar and Mishima) is a lurid, violent crime thriller starring Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Matthew Cook. The… Continue reading Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Phantasm was a low-budget independent horror film from 1979 that had a second life on VHS in the eighties. It’s now been restored by Arrow Video.
It's not surprising that Werner Herzog doesn't own a smartphone but he's made a documentary contemplating the Internet age. Aptly, this UK premiere was followed by a q&a that was broadcast to other cinemas and homes across the country. 'Lo and Behold' starts with the birth of the Internet in 1969, and goes on to explore… Continue reading Lo and Behold: Revieries of the Connected World (2016)
Well I disagree with the Aussie critics on this one. Goldstone, which tonight had its European premiere at the LFF, isn't the masterpiece that some critics proclaim but it does have its moments. Maybe this is because director Ivan Sen is trying to do it all - cinematography (beautiful), editing (competent), music (hackneyed), script (slightly… Continue reading Goldstone (2016)