Edge of the Axe

Edge of the Axe (Al filo del hacha) (1988)

Edge of the Axe (Al filo del hacha) first published by Little White Lies, as the 96th instalment in my Cinema Psychotronicum column In the ‘quiet little town’ of Paddock and its bigger, more urbanised neighbour Patterson, a masked figure is taking an axe to the female populace. First, a woman is attacked and killed…

Computer Chess

Computer Chess (2013)

Computer Chess first appeared in Sight & Sound, Dec 2013 Review: “Just here to see the end of the world,” says John (Jim Lewis), cheerily explaining why he is attending a computer chess tournament in a nondescript American hotel even though he and his drug-dealing buddy Freddy (Freddy Matinez) have nothing to do with computers….

Computer Chess (2013)

Computer Chess first published by Film4. Synopsis: Mumblecore moviemaker Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax) looks back to the pioneering days of computers (and video cameras). Review: It is the ominous-sounding year of 1984. A collection of geeky computer pioneers converge on a shabby hotel for an annual chess competition that pits one state-of-the-art…