All articles by Anton Bitel

Reviews

The Hand of God leaves viewers to sort autobiography from fabrication

Paolo Sorrentino returns to Naples for a dreamlike experiment in pseudo-memoir that is at once outlandish and tragic.

By Anton Bitel

The Hand of God leaves viewers to sort autobiography from fabrication
10 great

10 great autumnal horror films

By Anton Bitel

10 great autumnal horror films
10 great

10 great sci-fi adaptations

By Anton Bitel

10 great sci-fi adaptations
What to watch at LFF

Lost souls: faith and the occult in the Cult strand at LFF

By Anton Bitel

Lost souls: faith and the occult in the Cult strand at LFF
Reviews

Demonic exorcises psychodramatic fears through virtual reality

By Anton Bitel

Demonic exorcises psychodramatic fears through virtual reality
Festivals

Rituals and cycles of grief: 10 picks from FrightFest 2021

By Anton Bitel

Rituals and cycles of grief: 10 picks from FrightFest 2021
Reviews

Jumbo takes a theme park worker on a rollercoaster romance

By Anton Bitel

Jumbo takes a theme park worker on a rollercoaster romance
Interviews

“I wanted to make something that fits the moment”: Ben Wheatley on In the Earth

By Anton Bitel

“I wanted to make something that fits the moment”: Ben Wheatley on In the Earth
Reviews

A Quiet Place Part II continues the Abbott family’s fight for survival

By Anton Bitel

A Quiet Place Part II continues the Abbott family’s fight for survival
Reviews

Apples is a memorably deadpan take on the will to forget

By Anton Bitel

Apples is a memorably deadpan take on the will to forget
Reviews

Archive creates a not-so-artificial AI

By Anton Bitel

Archive creates a not-so-artificial AI
The best of 2020

Possessor sends Andrea Riseborough out of her mind

By Anton Bitel

Possessor sends Andrea Riseborough out of her mind
The best of 2020

Relic finds fear in a labyrinthine house of horrors – and in intergenerational illness

By Anton Bitel

Relic finds fear in a labyrinthine house of horrors – and in intergenerational illness
Festivals

Horror islands: seven British domestic shockers (and an American special case) at Halloween FrightFest 2020

By Anton Bitel

Horror islands: seven British domestic shockers (and an American special case) at Halloween FrightFest 2020
Reviews

The Haunting of Bly Manor review: Bly’s spirits bring the haunted manor back to life

By Anton Bitel

The Haunting of Bly Manor review: Bly’s spirits bring the haunted manor back to life
The best of 2020

She Dies Tomorrow sends Kate Lyn Sheil’s death drive viral

By Anton Bitel

She Dies Tomorrow sends Kate Lyn Sheil’s death drive viral
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Reviews

Variations on the woman in trouble at Arrow Video FrightFest 2020

By Anton Bitel

Variations on the woman in trouble at Arrow Video FrightFest 2020
Reviews

The Vigil review: Orthodox Jews haunted by their histories

By Anton Bitel

The Vigil review: Orthodox Jews haunted by their histories
News

Three lessons from Fantasporto 2020

By Anton Bitel

Three lessons from Fantasporto 2020
Reviews

Dogs Don’t Wear Pants review: a compassionate story of the healing power of kink

By Anton Bitel

Dogs Don’t Wear Pants review: a compassionate story of the healing power of kink
Reviews

Just Mercy review: Michael B. Jordan fights rough justice and racism in Alabama

By Anton Bitel

Just Mercy review: Michael B. Jordan fights rough justice and racism in Alabama
Reviews

The Courier review: Olga Kurylenko’s biker delivers exploitation thrills and kills

By Anton Bitel

The Courier review: Olga Kurylenko’s biker delivers exploitation thrills and kills
Reviews

The Gentlemen review: gangsters and toffs cavort in Guy Ritchie’s cheeky caper

By Anton Bitel

The Gentlemen review: gangsters and toffs cavort in Guy Ritchie’s cheeky caper
News

To Baltic Russians with love: Estonia’s Black Nights Film Festival looks East

By Anton Bitel

To Baltic Russians with love: Estonia’s Black Nights Film Festival looks East
Reviews

Judy & Punch review: a larger-than-life battle of the sexes in a timeless funfair world

By Anton Bitel

Judy & Punch review: a larger-than-life battle of the sexes in a timeless funfair world
News

Candy, corny, culty: Arrow Video FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer 2019

By Anton Bitel

Candy, corny, culty: Arrow Video FrightFest Halloween All-Dayer 2019
10 great

10 great European horror films

By Anton Bitel

10 great European horror films
Reviews

Gemini Man review: two killer Will Smiths face off

By Anton Bitel

Gemini Man review: two killer Will Smiths face off
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