DVD Review: ‘Cold Fish’

★★★★☆ Depending upon your source, reactions to Shion Sono’s latest opus Cold Fish (2010) has drawn a wide range of divergent repsonses. It has been called outrageous and pointlessly violent or ground breaking, gripping and challenging. Whichever side of this argument one might place it under, Shion Sono’s Cold Fish Continue Reading

DVD Releases: ‘Savage Streets’

I watched Danny Steinmann’s Savage Streets (1984), knowing nothing about it besides what I’d seen in the trailer, with a friend who admitted to “not understanding” this kind of film – what he’d earlier described as “shitty exploitation”, films which aren’t ‘proper’. Watching the film, he laughed and gasped consistently, thus Continue Reading