Director - Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies London
|Wake in Fright
|Le ROUGE AUX LÈVRES
|Eyes of Fire
|HANNO CAMBIATO FACCIA (THEY'VE CHANGED FACES)
|INDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO AL DI SOPRA DI OGNI SOSPETTO
|Land and Freedom
|The Killing Fields
Wake in Fright
Nearly lost to the skips of time, Kotcheff's shuddering depiction of opportunistic, terminal decline shows how close we all are to complete collapse.
Will the world ever be ready for this perfect cavalcade of bad taste? Pure confrontation and 'can I get away with this?', a 25 year old John Waters pushes the boundaries beyond Jupiter, and creates the finest example of 'can you handle it?' cinema.
Le ROUGE AUX LÈVRES
Delphine Seyrig is literally the only vampire you ever need in your life. Her beauty and grace, counterbalanced by the bleak Belgium seaside and the cruelty of man.
Eyes of Fire
A wonderful little oddity, maybe not – probably not the best film ever, but certainly a magnificent endeavour in the genre that would become folk horror.
Endlessly disturbing, and poptastic, Der Fan explores just how dark obsession can become. A hit true crime show on Netflix far beyond it's time – nom nom.
Glorious, kinky as fxxx, op art as oppy, a visual feast, while you cringe and get turned on. Clouzot did better, maybe more daring, but no one else did this.
HANNO CAMBIATO FACCIA (THEY'VE CHANGED FACES)
A 'modern' interpretation of Dracula, which is genuinely terrifying in its prescience. Lefty, anti-capitalist, op art, Italian cinema at its most bonkers, if it was made now, it would be obvious.
INDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO AL DI SOPRA DI OGNI SOSPETTO
This riveting political thriller will leave you thinking "Oh you crafty Italians, always showing us what was to come. If only we'd heeded your warnings."
Land and Freedom
Ken Loach captures the 'by any means necessary' passion which is sometimes required to defend one's freedoms and independence. Inspiring and heartbreaking in equal measure.
The Killing Fields
Raw, true, terrifying, and human.
This are films I can always return to, always love to share, always challenge but always reward. I love Sunrise, Rashomon, and Passion of Joan of Arc, but these are grand little beasts that hold their own and tell their own stories. Watching these with an audience isn't something you can replicate; stunned, exhausted, confused, they create a response.