When The Screaming Starts

When The Screaming Starts (2021)

When The Screaming Starts first published by VODzilla.co “I’m Norman Graybridge. A two-time award-winning documentary filmmaker. I’ve achieved great success in unearthing groundbreaking stories in people living on the fringes of society. So when I stumbled upon Aidan Mendle in the darker recesses of the internet, and learned of his twisted dream, I knew I’d…

Giants and Toys

Giants and Toys (Kyojin to gangu) (1958)

Giants and Toys (Kyojin to gangu) first published by Little White Lies, as entry 127 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column At the beginning of Yasuzo Masumura‘s Giants and Toys, an adolescent working-class woman named Kyoko (Hitomi Nozoe) stretches and smiles, exposing her crooked, rotten teeth – and then her image freezes and is reproduced in…

The Killing Of John Lennon

The Killing of John Lennon (2006)

The Killing of John Lennon first published by Film4 Summary: For his third feature, British bio director Andrew Piddington takes on the simultaneous fall and rise of John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman. Newcomer Jonas Ball stars. Review: Every age has had its deranged killers, and every deranged killer reflects his age. Mark David Chapman is no…

Feedback

Feedback (2019)

Feedback first published by SciFiNow “Are we safe?”, asks the voice on the radio promo. “Could we commit a crime and get away with it?” The feature debut of Pedro C. Alonso, which he co-wrote with Alberto Marini (Summer Camp, 2015), Feedback observes a near Aristotelian unity of time and place, unfolding almost entirely over…

Potencial

Potential Victim (Victima Potencial) (2018)

Potential Victim (Victima Potencial) first published by EyeforFilm Positing an iconic star as vampiric avatar of the internet age, Potential Victim (Victima Potencial) is both postmodern experiment and extended music video. Chilean singer Sofía Oportot plays a version of herself, sustained, perhaps for eternity, by the dissemination online of her image and music by younger…

Congress

The Congress (2013)

The Congress first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “People call RRR science fiction, but I just say it’s not, it’s documentary.” So says actress Robin Wright in a televised promotional interview about Rebel Robot Robin, the kickass, whip-wielding heroine whom she plays in an action franchise. Though live-action (in an otherwise animated world) and played by the…