Shichinin no Samurai

Shichinin no Samurai

When you doodle on a scrap of paper as your bank keeps you on hold it is a doodle and not art. The difference is clear. I love movies...loud, messy, silly, slight, nonsensical, irrelevant, meaningless, stuff your face with popcorn movies.  I'm not a complete snob.  Not a complete snob.  I am a snob, but [...]

Lost Highways – The Wants, Motor

Lost Highways – The Wants, Motor

Home is where the art is. Start spreading the news because those of us a sensitive, maybe hyper-sensitive, disposition have a new home. That home is The Wants. Brooding, bold, belligerent ghouls who craft the sort of post-punk, new wave, indie-pop, electro soaked music that thrusts the grotesque and lonely, or the grotesquely lonely, onto [...]

Fright Night

Fright Night

As Halloween approaches we can all look forward to lists of the best horror films which all include "Halloween", "The Exorcist", "The Shining" and something from Cronenberg and Romero. Quite right too. Great films. Great directors. I thought it might be more interesting to turn my eye to some horror films that a wider audience [...]

A Day of Violence

A Day of Violence

***the following piece was, originally, posted on MyFilms in May 2010.  This was the first time I had ever conducted an interview face to face.  The film itself, "A Day of Violence", was screening as part of a horror festival and was, frankly, unpleasant.  I tried to be as positive as I could about what [...]