Freaks Out

Freaks Out (2021)

Freaks Out had its UK première at the Glasgow FrightFest 2022 Italy, 1943 – the travelling Half Penny Circus brings thrills and joys to its audience, momentarily distracting children from their day-to-day troubles. Albino ‘Insect Boy’ Cencio (Pietro Castellitto) controls invertebrates with his mind like the heroine of Dario Argento’s Phenomena (1985), clownish ‘Human Magnet’…

Diplomacy (2014)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, Jan 2015 Synopsis: Paris before dawn, 25th August 1944. With the Allies due in the city centre within hours, General Dietrich von Choltitz prepares to enact Hitler’s orders to level the capital with rigged explosives. The Swedish consul Raoul Nordling enters Choltitz’s suite at the Hôtel Meurice via…