Crazy Thunder Road

Crazy Thunder Road (Kuruizaki sanda rodo) (1980)

Crazy Thunder Road (Kuruizaki sanda rodo) first published by Little White Lies, as entry 147 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Sogo Ishii‘s Crazy Thunder Road (Kuruizaki sanda rodo) begins with a smoking volcano, and a fallen motorbike. These opening images in fact come from the film’s chronological end, and between them one can discern the…


Yung (2018)

Yung first published by EyeforFilmY The camera practically hugs young Jana (Janaina Liesenfield) as it tracks her walking over to a car outside school and getting in. “How was your day at school?”, the late-middle-aged man driving asks her, “What did you do over the weekend?”. We might be forgiven for assuming from these banal…

Demons Never Die (2011)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, December 2011 Synopsis: Amber scribbles ‘MURDER’ in her notebook and, upset, phones her ex-boyfriend Sachin. Minutes later, she is found with her throat slit. Police officers Bates and Mason address Amber’s classmates about the demons that drive young people to suicide, urging them not to follow Amber’s example….