Film reviews and more

Day: 4 February 2013


DVD Review: ‘Chained’

★★☆☆☆ Following on from the deeply baffling, divisive psycho-thriller Surveillance (2008), a film that somewhat managed to eradicate the memory of her previous directorial failures, Jennifer Lynch (daughter of esteemed cinematic surrealist David) returns to her thematic bread and butter with Chained (2012) – but only to various […]


DVD Review: ‘Lisa and the Devil’

★★★☆☆ By the mid-70s, Mario Bava’s back was up against the wall. After kick-starting the golden age of Italian horror and introducing the world to giallo, the director suffered a string of commercial failures, which resulted in him losing his US distribution deal with American International Pictures. While […]


DVD Review: ‘Black Sunday’

★★★★☆ Often credited as the man who started the golden age of Italian horror, Mario Bava created works that managed to be hypnotically beautiful as well as uncompromisingly brutal. Black Sunday (1960), Bava’s directorial debut, set the standard for gothic horror in the 20th century by appropriating the […]