Mid-Century

Mid-Century (2022)

Sonja O’Hara’s Mid-Century opens in the era of its title – 1963, to be precise –  with a montage of well-dressed housewives cleaning in their homes. The setting is the suburbia of (fictional) Mandarin, California, whose houses, designed by local architect Frederick Banner (Stephen Lang) in the late Fifties, are the aspirational envy of the…

Fido

Fido (2006)

Fido first published by Little White Lies In an alternative early 1960s America where humans have contained a nationwide undead menace, domesticated zombie Fido (Billy Connolly) has a transformative effect on his adoptive family, making up for the inadequacies of dad Bill (Dylan Baker) to his unloved son Timmy (K’Sun Ray) and neglected wife Helen…

Teddy

Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965)

Who Killed Teddy Bear first published by Film4 Synopsis: Actor Sal Mineo baits the censors in this tawdry Freudian thriller from the mid-1960s, midway between a giallo and a slasher. Review: In 1955, at the tender age of 16, fresh-faced Sal Mineo had just been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance…

Falling

The Falling (2014)

The Falling first published by Grolsch FilmWorks It is the late 60s, in the colourfully decaying months between Summer and Winter. As Britain teeters between postwar puritanism and sexual revolution, the pupils in a rural girls’ high school are undergoing an analogous transformation that will set them at odds with their teachers, parents and other authorities….