The Atrocity Exhibition

The Atrocity Exhibition (1998)

The Atrocity Exhibition first published by Little White Lies, as entry 160 in my Cinema Psychotronicum colimn In 1970, J.G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition was first published by Jonathan Cape in the UK. This anti-novel has had a complicated publication history: all 15 of the (linked) stories that make up its chapters had already been…

Blame

I Blame Society (2020)

I Blame Society enjoyed its World Première Tues 28 January 2020 at the Rotterdam Film Festival Meet Gillian – an unfulfilled amateur filmmaker in LA. She has an MA but is unemployed, and the slew of ‘disturbing’ short films to her name have so far not helped her move on to anything bigger. When her…

Caiman

The Caiman (Il Caimano) (2006)

The Caiman first published by Film4 Summary: In his first film since 2001’s The Son’s Room, Nanni Moretti snaps his satirical teeth at film, politics, family – and Silvio Berlusconi. Review: Bruno Bonomo (Silvio Orlando), a neurotic producer with a string of schlocky ‘fascist’ films from the Seventies to his name, is now struggling to stay afloat….

Cut

One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017)

One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) first published by SciFiNow In an already overcrowded market, Japan has more than its fair share of cheaply made, direly unoriginal zombie films, and Shin’ichirô Ueda’s One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o  tomeru na!) starts as yet another entirely unnecessary addition to this cluttered canon. After…

Cat

Be My Cat: A Film For Anne (2015)

Be My Cat: A Film For Anne first published by Little White Lies, as the 23rd part of my Cinema Psychotronicum column “Hello, Anne. My name is Adrian, I am from Romania and I want to make a movie with you.” The protagonist of Be My Cat: A Film For Anne is played by his namesake…

Nightmare

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Little White Lies #56 (Nov/Dec 2014) was presented as though it had been written and published exactly two decades earlier. Here (in slightly lengthened form) is my contribution to that issue. Before the new, the old. It’s not always appropriate to include a history lesson in a contemporary review, but Wes Craven’s New Nightmare comes…

VULGARIA (2012)

Vagina-based dishes, mule intercourse, candy-assisted blowjobs, masturbation-based games for Wii – all this is the hilariously lurid material that makes up Pang Ho-cheung’s sweetly shocking postmodern take on Hong Kong Category III sex comedy productions. Here’s my review for Little White Lies, ahead of a special screening at the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival on…