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06:51 AM - Feb 11, 2023
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"We are the freaks": the inaugural Access: Horror considers disability and representation in the genre that centres monsters, demons, deformity and otherness. This is taking place 8-9 July, and can be attended virtually. Details here: https://www.accesshorror.c...
03:36 AM - Jun 10, 2023
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"queer horror checks a complicated lesbian love quadrangle into a haunted hotel full of negative energy": Stewart Thorndike's BAD THINGS had its world premi猫re at #Tribeca . Second screening 9pm tonight, at #VillageEastCinema by Angelika
Review: https://projectedfigures.c...
02:46 AM - Jun 10, 2023
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"Bomani J. Story鈥檚 sci-fi horror resurrects the Frankenstein myth to allegorise African-American experience": THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER is in US cinemas, on digital platforms and VOD from today via #RLJE Films https://projectedfigures.c...
02:52 AM - Jun 09, 2023
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"Hong Seong-eun鈥檚 feature debut turns the lonely self-exile of its apanthropic heroine into a barebones urban ghost story": ALONERS (2021) on US VOD/digital via #FilmMovement . Highly recommended. https://projectedfigures.c...
02:38 AM - Jun 09, 2023
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"All you really need is a mirror": Ted Geoghegan's superlative supernatural postwar sit-down BROOKLYN 45 (2023) points an accusatory finger at America's Greatest Generation over a s茅ance. Now on #Shudder . https://lwlies.com/festiva...
02:29 AM - Jun 09, 2023
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Killer cut: "presented with sinuous versatility", Thomas Hardiman's MEDUSA DELUXE "finds strange romance even in horror, while reflecting upon its own creative process". Showing theatrically in UK/Ireland from today via MUBI UK & Ireland https://projectedfigures.c...
02:23 AM - Jun 09, 2023
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Period punk: Shinya Tsukamoto's GEMINI (1999) is "a strange, mannered melodrama of the haves and the have-nots, of nature and nurture." On #ArrowPlayer (UK/Ireland) from today. https://projectedfigures.c...
02:11 AM - Jun 09, 2023
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"a London comedy of meddling manners, full of boozy nights, poltergeist pranking, workspace satire, and personal development": Gabriel Foster Prior's THE BYSTANDERS closes #SciFiLondon , 8.15 & 8.30 (with Q&A) tonight at #RichMixLondon . https://www.scifinow.co.uk...
03:55 AM - Jun 06, 2023
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"Sammo Hung鈥檚 kung fu classic introduces the WIng Chun style to cinema, while showing how provincial bankers get their kicks." WARRIORS TWO (1978) is on #ArrowPlayer (US/Can) from later today. https://projectedfigures.c...
02:25 AM - Jun 06, 2023
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"Charming and increasingly weird," Mika Rottenberg & Mahyad Tousi's REMOTE "exposes our place in an occasionally buggy universe that is beyond human comprehension 鈥 if perhaps not connection." 8.30pm tonight at #ThePrinceCharlesCinema .
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07:28 AM - Jun 05, 2023
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Big worm on Brokeback Mountain: Ron Underwood's oater-inflected monster movie TREMORS (1990) "fully embraces its own icky absurdity, with phallic desires stirring beneath the surface"
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04:22 AM - Jun 05, 2023
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In response to Anton Bitel.
I am a horror/sci-fi/fantasy person. I love intriguing, complex and disturbing films except for most zombie films. Flesh eating makes me nauseous!
03:26 AM - Jun 05, 2023
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Art, audience, passion & sacrifice: Fabrice Du Welz's uncategorisable debut CALVAIRE (2004) is on #Shudder (US) from today. There is nothing else quite like this transgressive Christmas cracker. https://projectedfigures.c...
03:02 AM - Jun 05, 2023
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"two men must cohabit in a cabin in the woods 鈥 and in their own poisonous masculinity": Lucky McKee's claustrophobic psychodrama OLD MAN (2022), with masterly turns from Stephen Lang and Marc Senter, now on digital download via #PlaionPictures UK https://projectedfigures.c...
02:55 AM - Jun 05, 2023
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鈥淎n extraordinarily honest portrait of mental illness": Addison Heimann's HYPOCHONDRIAC (2022) "remoulds the werewolf myth to diagnose a young man鈥檚 pathologies, both real and imagined". On UK/Ireland digital download from today via #LightbulbFilms https://projectedfigures.c...
02:44 AM - Jun 05, 2023
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"Peter Medak鈥檚 modern yet old-fashioned gothic places a decent, damaged man between dynastic conspiracy and supernatural vendetta." The superb THE CHANGELING (1980) on UHD/Blu from today via #SecondSight . As ever, George C. Scott ftw! https://projectedfigures.c...
02:39 AM - Jun 05, 2023
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"though clearly influenced by the dystopias of Orwellian allegorical fiction," Javier del Cid's THE EYE AND THE WALL "is always grounded in, and extrapolated from, contemporary structures of oppression that are entirely real". Today at #SciFiLondon . https://www.scifinow.co.uk...
05:42 PM - Jun 04, 2023
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a fine talking name
07:20 AM - Jun 04, 2023
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"its enigmatic, oneiric visions burrow their way into the darker crevices of the viewer鈥檚 consciousness": Lucile Had啪ihalilovi膰's EARWIG (2021) is a crepuscular rite of passage whose metamorphosis remains muted & misunderstood. Simply extraordinary. https://projectedfigures.c...
05:15 AM - Jun 04, 2023
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"it all comes with the dissociative, dislocating feel of a drawn-out dream": Neil Breen's green-screened allegory CADE: THE TORTURED CROSSING screens 8.45pm at #ThePrinceCharlesCinema for #SciFiLondon . https://www.scifinow.co.uk...
04:21 AM - Jun 04, 2023
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The tense, surreal, frustrating police procedural of Bong Joon-ho's MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003) shows a parochial nation stumbling and bumbling its way into modernity. Highly recommended. Screens 5.45pm today at #ThePrinceCharlesCinema https://projectedfigures.c...
04:08 AM - Jun 04, 2023
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"nothing less than a mystic poem on life, love, loss and obsession, on the inescapable prison-house of time and the liberating comfort of myth": Darren Aronofsky's THE FOUNTAIN (2006) is now on #Mubi UK & Ireland https://projectedfigures.c...
04:03 AM - Jun 04, 2023
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Day 4, SCI-FI-LONDON:

3.30pm #ThePrinceCharlesCinema : WINTERTIDE

6.15pm #ThePrinceCharlesCinema : THE ELDERLY

9pm #PicturehouseCentral : (my festival pick) THE GREAT GLITCH/CHILDREN OF PARADISE

https://www.scifinow.co.uk...
08:02 AM - Jun 03, 2023
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"Smells like teen spirits...": Scott Derrickson's horror thriller THE BLACK PHONE (2021) takes an anti-nostalgic look at adolescence as something terrifying to be survived.
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05:00 AM - Jun 03, 2023
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Maternity and mayhem in a medina: Howard J. Ford's abduction thriller NEVER LET GO (2015) is like FLIGHTPLAN or a gender-inversed TAKEN in North Africa. 9pm this evening on #LegendChannel https://projectedfigures.c...
04:01 AM - Jun 03, 2023
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Day 3, SCI-FI-LONDON:
OZMA, 5.45pm #ThePrinceCharlesCinema

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE FUTURE: 2121, 8.30pm #PicturehouseCentral

THE WARM SEASON, 8.30pm #TheGardenCinema

https://www.scifinow.co.uk...
11:15 AM - Jun 02, 2023
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"a young boy and girl鈥檚 dreamy coming of age on the littoral edge of dangerous waters": Charlotte Le Bon's haunting FALCON LAKE (2022) in US theatres from today via #YellowVeilPictures . Recommended. https://projectedfigures.c...
02:32 AM - Jun 02, 2023
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鈥渁 two-handed, double-edged erotic thriller exposing the moral pitfalls of online celebrity鈥: Sylvia Caminer鈥檚 sophisticated feature debut FOLLOW HER, from today in select US cinemas and VOD via #QuiverDistribution https://projectedfigures.c...
02:26 AM - Jun 02, 2023
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"Like the tattoo after which it is named, Irezumi is flesh and blood made art 鈥 and left a lasting impression on Japanese female revenge narratives." Yasuzo Masumura's IREZUMI (1966). On #ArrowPlayer from today https://projectedfigures.c...
02:17 AM - Jun 02, 2023
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Groping for meaning: "Yasuzo Masumura鈥檚 surreal sadoerotic sensorium reaches new heights of amour fou while reducing its heroine to (pieces of) art": BLIND BEAST (1969) is now on #ArrowPlayer https://projectedfigures.c...
02:14 AM - Jun 02, 2023
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