Looking back at the sordid, sensational career of Italy’s most prolific exploitation filmmaker.
Tag: Italian film
The Magnificent Melodrama Of Vittorio de Sica’s Sunflower
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni star in an epic tale of love and obsession.
Raindance 2022: Marcel!
Jasmine Trinca’s tale of narcissism, mother and daughter bonding and a road trip gone bad is not exactly fun but is nevertheless oddly rewarding.
The Variety Films Catalogue
A Eurotrash sales brochure featuring spectacular artwork for less-than-spectacular films.
Anthropophagous II: An Exercise In Worthless Opportunism
The newly-made follow-up – in name only – to the notorious Video Nasty is not an enjoyable viewing experience.
Blecch Glasses: Dario Argento And The Limitations Of Creativity
Occhiali Neri has been hailed as Argento’s great comeback movie – but is it too little, too late from a director whose artistic visions seem long exhausted?
The Endless Cycle Of Revenge In Cemetery Without Crosses
Re-examining one of the bleakest films to emerge from the Euro-Western boom of the 1960s.
In Praise Of Monica Vitti
Remembering the actress who was the epitome of 1960s Euro cool.
Andrea Ricca’s World Of Zero Budget Science Fiction
A collection of cheap but cheerful short sci-fi and horror romps.
Fractured Visions And The Cult Movie Market
The ins and outs of launching an independent cult movie blu-ray label in 2021.
Cozzilla: Luigi Cozzi’s Godzilla
The mad folly of the psychedelic, spectoramic, Futursound-enhanced 1977 Italian version of the Japanese monster movie classic.
Gestapo’s Last Orgy Is Still Too Outrageous For Britain’s Censors
The British film censors are still confusing offensiveness for dangerousness as they ban yet another former Video Nasty.