Blood and Black Lace Review: Strike a Bloody Pose

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter DEADLY DIARY Mario Bava’s 1965 classic, Blood and Black Lace, is one of the earliest and most influential examples of the murderous sub-genre of Italian thrillers and horror fiction adaptations that would become known as “giallo”. Today, Bava’s reputation as a godfather of the violent and overtly erotic pictures rests […]

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World In Review: The Golden Dream

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter BEAST OF EDEN So often, pictures which situate children and young adults at the forefront of their narratives present a sense of youthful wonderment. Poignant life lessons are often squeezed between layers of humorous reflection and melancholic discovery, but ultimately such insular tales are largely optimistic and enthusiastic when regarding […]

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Le Jour Se Lève Blu-ray Review: Poetic Justice

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter A ROOM WITH A NEW VIEW Today it is widely regarded as one the finest French films ever made, yet upon its initial release in 1939, Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak), was greeted with a far less courteous reception. The Vichy Regime (Marshal Philippe Pétain’s puppet regime during the Nazi […]

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The Wind Rises Review: Blown Away

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter GRAND DESIGNS As with any celebrated director, it is their former cinematic glories which so often shape the reception of their latest offering. In the case of Hayao Miyazaki, the renowned seventy-three-year-old Japanese master responsible for such unforgettable pictures as My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away, those former […]

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Netflix Film of the Week: Le Week-End

The FILM IN WORDS Netflix Film of the Week: helping you navigate the filmic minefield of the nation’s favourite video streaming service. Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter IS PARIS FOR LOVERS? Decades of marriage have left Nick and Meg Burrows disillusioned with one another. The roaring fires of youthful passion have diminished to faint, fading […]

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World In Review: Braquo Series 3

Words: Brody Rossiter Twitter: @BrodyRossiter BAD BOYS… AND GIRLS Though the investigative exploits of American made detective shows and the distinctly dark leanings of Nordic Noir have penetrated the collective consciousness of television audiences situated upon both sides of the Atlantic like a rusty hunting knife would a helpless antler adorned teen’s vital organs, one […]

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