Shadow of the Cat

Shadow of the Cat (La Sombra del Gato) (2021)

Shadow of the Cat (La Sombra del Gato) first published by VODzilla.co José María Cicala’s Shadow of the Cat (La Sombra del Gato) begins with teenaged  Emma (Maite Lanata) going nowhere fast. She may be pushing hard on the pedals, and the way her auburn locks are flying through the air may be suggestive of motion…

Bullets

Bullets of Justice (2019)

Set in the apocalyptic aftermath of World War Three, in a world where hybrid porcine mutants (known as ‘Muzzles’) literally butcher humans for food, Valeri Milev’s Bullets of Justice is an amped-up Eighties-style actioner – so absurdly hyperbolic, indeed, that it is more akin to parody Kung Fury (2015) than to the real deal.  Rob…

Survivors

Survivors Guide To Prison (2018)

Survivors Guide To Prison first published by RealCrime Magazine “This isn’t a film, it’s a movement,” states text at the end of Matthew Cooke’s Survivors Guide To Prison. Indeed, if the absence of an apostrophe from that title sounds like an attempt to break free from the prison-house of language, the film itself first exposes the insidious structures of the United States’ penal…

Machete Kills (2013)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, November 2013 Synopsis: After Machete’s lover, immigration agent Santana, is murdered by weapons smugglers, he is asked by the US President to stop Mexican madman Marcos Mendez launching a missile aimed at Washington. With Agent ‘Miss San Antonio’ as his handler, Machete tracks Mendez to his base. The…