Release: Friday, October 2, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Jason Lei Howden Directed by: Jason Lei Howden Visual effects artist Jason Lei Howden's blood-splattered horror-comedy debut may operate within some fairly limited confines but budgetary constraints seemingly have no effect on the creativity of his project and its metal-as-f**k attitude. So you come to expect a few things with a title like … Continue reading Deathgasm
Release: Friday, March 25, 2016 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: Can Evrenol; Ogulcan Eren Akay; Cem Ozuduru; Ercin Sadikoglu Directed by: Can Evrenol This review is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings. It's another underground foreign film that I have heard few, but interesting, things about and I'd like to thank James for the opportunity to … Continue reading Baskin
Release: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 [Vimeo] Written by: Tofiq Rzayev; Mehmet Fatih Güven Directed by: Tofiq Rzayev This marks yet another collaboration I've had as part of the writing staff over at Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings. A shout-out to James for passing the word on to me about this short film. In a Time for Sleep uses a … Continue reading In a Time For Sleep
Release: Friday, April 15, 2016 (limited) [Vimeo] Written by: Stéphane Brizé; Olivier Gorce Directed by: Stéphane Brizé This review marks my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings. I would like to give James a shout-out for the opportunity to talk about another foreign film here. The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) could turn out … Continue reading The Measure of a Man
Hey all, head on over to Three Rows Back for a review of The Battle of Algiers, brought to you by Marta, who runs the show over at Ramblings of a Cinephile. Thanks a lot!
Welcome to another day of the event of the year: the Decades Blogathon – 6 edition – hosted by myself and Tom from Digital Shortbread! The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the sixth year of the decade. Tom and I are running a different entry each day (we’ll also reblog the other’s post) and for Super Tuesday it’s the turn of Marta from Ramblings of a Cinephile, who turns her sights on the masterpiece that is The Battle Of Algiers (1966).
The gritty and rather bloody story of the uprising that led to the independence of Algeria in 1962 is shot by Gillo Pontecorvo in a compelling style.
Commissioned by the Algerian government less than a decade after the facts, it shows both sides in an unforgiving way – from the terrorist attacks of the Algerian militants to the tortures of the French army. Pontecorvo…
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Greetings one and all! I hope you've been enjoying the 2016 edition of the Decades Blogathon thus far. I know I certainly have. Just a little note to our contributors who are yet to be featured: me and Mark have decided that, given the considerable drop-off in viewership over the weekend, we shall suspend … Continue reading Decades Blogathon — Andrei Rublev (1966)
Our second stop this December on Throwback Thursday finds us head-over-heels in like (?) with a very unique girl. A hopeless romantic. A dreamer. A dream-weaver. Though this entry doesn't strictly qualify as a film that spreads holiday cheer, it's one that spreads cheer and is the definition of a feel-good film. It's a testament to … Continue reading TBT: Amélie (2001)
Release: Friday, October 30, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Steven Knight; Michael Kalesniko Directed by: John Wells Brad Cooper is a dish best served cold in this kitchen drama, starring him as a lunatic chef in what seems to be the pinnacle of culinary kick-assery in downtown London. There's not much fat on these bones but Cooper and some of … Continue reading Burnt
Release: Friday, November 21, 2014 [Netflix] Written by: Ana Lily Amirpour Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour In Iranian-American Ana Lily Amirpour's first film only two things are certain: you will meet a girl, and you will see her walking home alone at night. Outside the realm of the obvious exists a strange and ominous atmosphere laden with unpredictability … Continue reading A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Release: Friday, February 28, 2014 (limited) [Theater] You know you have an indie film on your hands when you're sitting there, reading a plot synopsis about the misplacement of a lunchbox. Indeed, this oft-underappreciated everyday object becomes the focus of attention in a truly unique and grounded-in-reality drama involving two lost souls seeking companionship in a chaotic and … Continue reading The Lunchbox