The Killing Of John Lennon

The Killing of John Lennon (2006)

The Killing of John Lennon first published by Film4 Summary: For his third feature, British bio director Andrew Piddington takes on the simultaneous fall and rise of John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman. Newcomer Jonas Ball stars. Review: Every age has had its deranged killers, and every deranged killer reflects his age. Mark David Chapman is no…

Hitch

Hitch Hike To Hell (1977)

Hitch Hike To Hell first published by Little White Lies, as the 92nd instalment in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “This is where they dumped me off, after all kinds of lectures and warnings.” So complains Pam (Beth Reis), a teenaged hitchhiker who has just had a run in with Captain J.W. Shaw (Russell Johnson) and…

Piercing

Piercing (2018)

Piercing first published by Sight & Sound, April 2019 Review: Takashi Miike’s astonishing Audition (1999), adapted from the 1997 novel of Ryu Murakami, helped introduce Western audiences to both J-horror and ‘torture porn’, without ever really sitting easily in either of those categories. Now Piercing, adapted from the homonymous 1994 novel by Murakami, similarly gouges beneath its own surface…