Christmas Bloody Christmas

Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022)

Christmas Bloody Christmas first published by Little White Lies, as entry 167 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Christmas Bloody Christmas opens with a sequence of TV ads: a Yuletide malt beverage “for the entire family”; a slasher (Kill.Xmas: The Lester Lord Story) in which little Lester’s POV catches mummy blowing Santa; ‘Santa Live In Concert’,…

10 Robot Films

10 Robot Films

10 Robot Films published by BFI, 7 July, 2022, timed with the UK theatrical release of Jim Archer’s Brian and Charles Includes capsules of: The Golem How He Came Into The World, Metropolis, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Stepford Wives, Demon Seed, Alien, Blade Runner, Ghost In The Shell, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Ex…

Machine

The Machine (2013)

Longer version of review first published by Sight & Sound, April 2014 Review: “Do you know your mother’s name? Or what she looked like?” Cybernetics genius Vincent (Toby Stephens) – his name evidently a play on the forename of Dr Frankenstein – is interviewing a soldier whose war-damaged brain has been replaced with a neural…