Precinct

Assault On Precinct 13 (aka AP13) (2005)

Assault on Precinct 13 (AP13) first published by Movie Gazette It is a story that has been told many times before: in the Seventies, Hollywood’s studio system gave way to an auteur-oriented movement embracing creativity and the counterculture, and producing some of the most innovative and confronting films ever to have emerged from the United States….

Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Assault on Precinct 13 first published by Movie Gazette Only the second feature film (after 1974’s hilarious 2001: A Space Odyssey-parody Dark Star) of B-grade king John Carpenter, who went on to make such genre classics as Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Assault on Precinct 13…

Violator

Violator (2015)

Violator reviewed as part of the ‘0th’ Edition of the London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF 2015) “Acid.” It is the first word uttered in Dodo Dayao’s feature debut Violator – and although aging Benito Alano (Joel Lemangan) is talking about reflux from his dyspeptic belly, the word is also an apt introduction to the film’s…