Stroszek

Stroszek (1977)

Stroszek first published by Movie Gazette Director Werner Herzog is renowned for introducing unconventional elements to his films which, far from being merely contrived gimmicks, coax out unexpected truths from his fiction. In Even Dwarves Started Small (1971), an all-dwarf cast underscores the childish behaviour of his adult characters. In Heart of Glass, the entire…

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant (1992) represented some kind of high (or is that low?) point in the annals of scuzzy cinema. Following a corrupt Catholic New York cop as he tried to juggle his addiction to hard drugs and high-stakes gambling with an investigation into the rape of a nun, Bad…

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: David Lynch is executive producer on this Werner Herzog film about a man, his sword, his mother, and the long arm of the Lord. Inspired by a true story. Review: As the sound of a train is heard in the distance, the title ‘David Lynch presents’ appears on screen, followed swiftly…

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: There are madcap penguins, a secret arctic agency, and a grudge-bearing octopus mastermind in this 3D animated spinoff from the Madagascar franchise. Review: “I reject nature!” declares young penguin Skipper (voiced by Tom McGrath) in the Antarctic. Not ones to leave any penguin behind, he, Kowalski (Chris Miller) and Rico (Conrad Vernon),…