Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth (Milchzähne) (2024)

Milk Teeth (Milchzähne) has its UK première at the Glasgow Film Festival 2024 “She was just standing in our garden, as if by magic,” greying Edith (the aptly named Susanne Wolff) tells her young adult daughter Skalde (Mathilde Bundschuh) of the strange little girl Meisis (Viola Hinz) who has turned up unannounced at the beginning…

Shrooms

Shrooms (2007)

Shrooms first published by musicOMH, 8 Nov 2007 Cinema has unbounded potential to give even the most sober of viewers access to the subjective experience of drug-takers, where it can be devilishly difficult to sort the hallucinatory from the real. Recently Requiem for a Dream, Spun and A Scanner Darkly have all depicted the user’s…

Sweetie

Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (2020) at Fantasia

Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (Zhanym, ty ne poverish) has its Canadian première on demand at Fantasia 2021 The opening sequence of Yernar Nurgaliyev’s Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It (Zhanym, ty ne poverish) shows Dastan (Danyar Alshinov) in a department store, browsing a copy of Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man…

Oak

The Oak Room (2020)

A man walks into a bar… It is the beginning of a gazillion jokes – although in the case of The Oak Room, it is a recurring, deadly serious scenario that stages the crisis of masculinity, the burden of guilt, and the hell that we create for ourselves on earth.  The first man to walk…

Trespassers

Tresspassers (2019)

A brother and his younger sister wander through searing heat to a big old farmhouse, a long way from their urban security. It is a set-up all too familiar from Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) – except that the roadkill seen at the beginning is a kangaroo rather than an armadillo, making…

Warning

Storm Warning (2007)

Storm Warning first published by Film4 Film summary: Australian director Jamie Blanks goes back to source for this gory redneck revenge shocker, scripted by Everett DeRoche.   Review: These days, Australian cinemagoers have the likes of Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek, Rogue), the Spierig Brothers (Undead, Daybreakers), Andrew Traucki and David Nerlich (Black Water) to scare them out…

Acres

100 Bloody Acres (2013)

100 Bloody Acres first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “You know what they say,” observes British backpacker (and keen drug taker) Wes (Jamie Kristian), “You can take the country out of the country girl, but you can’t take the country boy out of the country girl’s c…” – the last word tactfully drowned out by the sound…