Pickpocket

Pickpocket (1959)

Pickpocket first published by Movie Gazette, 25 April 2005 Solitary misfit Michel (Martin Lasalle) has decided to try his hand at picking pockets, but gets caught after his very first attempt – only to be released by the chief inspector (Jean Pelegri) for lack of evidence. Reluctant to visit his dying mother despite the encouragement…

Retaliators

The Retaliators (2021)

The Retaliators has its world première at FrightFest 2021 As a male voiceover intones gravely about sin and choice, evil and justice, we see aerials of remote misty forestland, and a limping figure (with a big set of keys) dumping a wrapped body into a well outside a cabin in the woods. Then we follow…

Wildland

Wildland (Kød og blod) (2020)

“Are you sure you want to keep it?”, 17-year-old Ida (Sandra Guldberg Kampp) asks Anna (Carla Philip Røder), the pregnant girlfriend of her cousin David (Elliott Crosset Hove), in Jeanette Nordahl’s feature debut Wildland. “Maybe he doesn’t even want to be a dad.”  It is a peculiarly inappropriate thing to ask a young, excitedly expectant…

Ferox

Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Cannibal Ferox first published by Little White Lies, as the 63rd entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Once upon a time, in the Seventies and Eighties, there was a boom in cannibal films. These were mostly cheap Italian productions, although they sometimes boasted international casts, and were often shot in Asia or South America. Born…