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Crimes of the Future

2022 Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman, Nadia Litz, Tanaya Beatty, Lihi Kornowski, Welket Bungué Words: C. Abbott – “Surgery is the new sex.” A line that feels quintessentially David Cronenberg. It punctuates the very heart of his… Continue Reading “Crimes of the Future”

Press Eject: The Video Nasties Saga

. Words: Scott Burns.  . The Eighties: Margaret Thatcher, the Falklands War, David Hasselhoff. But what about the good stuff? Well, there was Rik and Ade, Factory Records, the Summer Blockbuster (if, like me, you were of an age in single digits) and films… Continue Reading “Press Eject: The Video Nasties Saga”

The Worst Person in the World

Director: Joachim Trier Cast: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum Words – Rhiannon Topham. Joachim Trier’s latest feature, The Worst Person in the World, offers a relatable and (dare I say it) refreshing take on drama, romance, comedy and elements of tragedy in… Continue Reading “The Worst Person in the World”

Cinema Paradiso

1988 Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Starring: Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Enzo Cannavale, Isa Danieli, Leo Gullotta, Agnese Nano, Leopoldo Trieste Words – Christian Abbott “The old movie business is just a memory”, a line which summates so much feeling… Continue Reading “Cinema Paradiso”

The Evil Dead (1981)

1981 Director: Sam Raimi Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly Words – Oliver Innocent. One of horror cinema’s most iconic titles, The Evil Dead succinctly sums up the genre’s key themes; a preoccupation with darkness and death. It’s short,… Continue Reading “The Evil Dead (1981)”