Review: Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)

French director Bertrand Bonello has had an erratic track record with his films getting UK distribution. His early features The Pornographer (2001) and Tiresia (2003) are available on DVD, but 2011’s House of Tolerance was his last feature to get a British theatrical run, and barely one at that. 2014’s Saint Laurent didn’t get picked… Read More Review: Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)

Review: Still/Born (Brandon Christensen, 2017)

The subgenre of maternal horror gets a solid new entry from Canada in the form of Still/Born, the confident feature debut of director Brandon Christensen. There’s not a lot of innovation on display in its story (a dash of Rosemary’s Baby here, a pinch of The Babadook there), but there’s enough merit in the filmmaking… Read More Review: Still/Born (Brandon Christensen, 2017)

Interview: Nicolas Pesce on ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

Following the premiere of his directorial debut, The Eyes of My Mother, at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, young filmmaker Nicolas Pesce has fast become a rising star in the world of horror cinema. He’s already wrapped his next feature, Piercing, which stars Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott and is based on a novel by… Read More Interview: Nicolas Pesce on ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

Review: Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

Recently given a theatrical re-release in the UK by the British Film Institute, Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters of the Dust has been lovingly restored for its 25th anniversary by the Cohen Film Collection in the States, the results of which are now available on Netflix UK. It’s a timely arrival in many ways, partially… Read More Review: Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)