Saturday, 20 July 2019

Formula For A Murder (Alberto De Martino 1985) DVD Review

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“I must kill a man.” The 1980s were a bit of a lean time for gialli (the heyday of which was the early 1970s) what with splatterific American slasher movies dominating the horror genre at that time, but there was still room for Italian murder mysteries amidst the Jasons and Freddys and Michaels. Alberto De Martino's slow-burn killer thriller combines the priesthood, repressed memories, and that old motivator money in a story about a wealthy paraplegic sportswoman who spirals into a whirlwind of love and murder...


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Monday, 15 July 2019

FWOAN at BRIFF 2019...

This past weekend saw the Brighton Rocks International Film Festival 2019 take place, and myself and producer Ali and director Lucy hopped over to the sunny seaside city of Brighton to attend the festival's second day of festivities and represent For Want of a Nail.

Ali, me, and Lucy

We were able to be there in person to pick up our award for Best Drama, as well as a surprise award for Best Editing, and were also able to have a bit of a chin wag with some of the other filmmakers...

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Malibu Express (Andy Sidaris, 1985) Review

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“You really are a horse shit at showing emotion, but I like that in a man.” The first part (of twelve) in Andy Sidaris' “L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies” series doesn't pack the same punch as its follow-up Hard Ticket To Hawaii, but the writer/director's heady mix of beautiful babes, muscular men, brash action, and corny dialogue was clearly the state of play from the very beginning. At the heart of the somewhat baffling plot – a vague remake of the director's own 1973 d├ębut feature film Stacey – is a Private Investigator, a wealthy family, and a scheme to sell America's computer technology to the communists – and a hell of moustache...


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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Flavours of the Month: June 2019...

A corrupted unicorn, dancing on the ceiling of hell, and dark sarcasm is just some of what has been setting the tone of my June 2019...

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Monday, 17 June 2019

FWOAN Wins at Brighton Rocks IFF...

Good news! "For Want of a Nail" has won Best Drama at the Brighton Rocks International Film Festival 2019! There will also be a screening in mid-July at the Rialto - details to be determined.


You can see the full list of finalists and winners at the festival's website HERE.