No Looking Back

No Looking Back (Otorvi i vybros) (2021)

No Looking Back (Otorvi i vybros) had its North America première at SXSW 2022 The intent of Kirill Sokolov‘s arresting feature debut Why Don’t You Just Die! (2018) was carefully laid out in its original Russian title, Papa, sdokhni (literally ‘Daddy, die’). For this was to to be a direct assault on the patriarchy, as…

Peninsula

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (Bando) (2020)

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (Bando) first published by VODzilla.co A virus has leaked out of a bio-factory in South Korea, spreading so rapidly (via the rabid bites of the infected) that the government effectively loses control of the state in a single day. We already know this, because in 2016 director Yeon Sang-ho (here…

Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)

Sonic The Hedgehog first published by Little White Lies In the small, sleepy town of Green Hills, Montana, a superfast extra-terrestrial hedgehog pauses for an uncharacteristically prolonged spell to look longingly through a house window at local sheriff Tom (James Marsden) and veterinarian Maddie (Tika Sumpter) watching television inside. Though in exile and in hiding,…

Axcellerator

Axcellerator (2019)

David Giancola was just 19 when he wrote and directed his first feature, the cult sci-fi Time Chasers, in 1994. This would be the first of many films that he would make for his production company Edgewood Studios, all meeting low budgets with high ambitions. His latest, Axcellerator, is typical. As pizza delivery boy Dane (Ryan…