Read my piece on The Monstrous Feminine in Suspira: The Monster Issue
If I were to describe Martin McDonagh's latest offering in one word, it would be UNCOMPROMISING. Violent, gritty, comedic, and almost entirely politically incorrect – 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is definitely not a film for those who want an easy ride. The film tells the story of mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) as she … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – REVIEW
On the surrealist filmmakers 83rd birthday, we take a look at the wonderfully disturbing worlds of Jan Švankmajer HERE.
Meet The New Editors of The 405 Film...here's a hint...one of them is me!
Previously only issued on VHS, the 4K restoration of Multiple Maniacs (by The Criterion Collection) will see a whole new audience delve deep into the mind of the Pope of Trash, John Waters. Now almost crystal clear, viewers can now witness the perverse pleasure of Divine and Co in almost a little too much detail.
In 2014 the record for the fastest selling vinyl was broken. Twice. What is the reason for this second coming of music via wax? Why was there a 101% rise in sales of LP’s between 2012 and 2013 whilst CD’s slowly descend into tech hell? And with the biggest market for vinyl being those between … Continue reading Everybody Loves Vinyl?
Trigger Warning – Rape, Body Modifications, Genital Mutilation From the outset, American Mary, the second feature from Canadian twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, appears to just be a copycat “I Spit On Your Grave” style revenge thriller where a woman manages to inflict some kind of pain onto men who have previously done her wrong. … Continue reading American Mary – Just Another Rape Revenge Film?
Black metal, if represented at all, is often given a bad rap in films. Its fans are usually the bad guys, the school shooters, the satan worshippers, the deviant teens - and whilst there is definitely evidence that supports those stereotypes, it is far from a fair view.
I'm currently stuck at a plateau of 794 Instagram followers - and for some reason, it's really getting on my nerves - WHY CAN'T YOU GO UP TO 800 GOSHDARNIT?! And it's this bizarre misplaced anger and annoyance that forms the basis of 'Nosedive', the first episode of the latest series of Black Mirror.
Countless times I have seen this title on those "Most Disturbing Films Ever" lists, so when I saw that Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth was free to watch on the BFI Player (with an introduction from Mark Kermode) - I hit play almost immediately.