Animals

When Animals Dream (Når dyrene drømmer) (2013)

When Animals Dream (Når dyrene drømmer) first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Any other rashes?” asks ageing Dr Larsen (Stig Hoffmeyer) of 16-year-old Marie (Sonia Suhl). “Have you had other symptoms? Dizziness? Blurred vision?” The speaker, grey-haired Dr Larsen (Stig Hoffmeyer), seems somewhat oversolicitous as he gives 16-year-old patient Marie (Sonia Suhl) a check-up, palpating her…

Der Samurai

Der Samurai (2014)

Der Samurai first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Everybody knows everybody. Everybody making sure no-one steps out of line. Did you never want to leave?” Just passing through in the evening on her way to the Eastern border, a free-spirited, spliff-smoking driver (Kaja Blachnik) is giving young, uptight local policeman Jakob Wolski (Michel Diercks) a lift into…

WolfCop (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks In the new Millennium, most genre filmmakers were busy remaking the 1970s, to see how that Vietnam-, Nixon- and Manson-tinged Golden Age of horror might map onto our own post-9/11 experience of global terror, local insanity, Bush-brand torture and economic meltdown. Yet several younger, (slightly) more forward-thinking directors were…

Phases

Late Phases (aka Night of the Wolf) (2014)

Late Phases (aka Night of the Wolf) first published by Grolsch FilmWorks The first time we meet Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici), in the opening scene of Late Phases (aka Night of the Wolf), he is checking out headstones for his own tomb. Blind, bitter and bilious, this recently widowed Vietnam vet is undergoing something of a transition, as…

children

Wolf Children (2012)

Review first published by Little White Lies Hana (voiced by Miyazaki Aoi), a good-natured, lonely student in Tokyo, befriends a young man who “didn’t look at all like the other students”. Discovering that he is a werewolf, Hana remains unperturbed, and they become lovers — but he dies shortly after their second child is born,…