Thursday, 16 March 2017

A Descent into Hell: Angel Heart (1987) - A 30th Anniversary Retrospective


Written and directed by British maverick filmmaker Alan Parker and adapted from the novel Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg, 'Angel Heart' is a mystery pastiche of hardboiled film noir and psychological supernatural occult horror, a hybrid of Chandler-esque detective story...

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Dark Side of Love: Romeo’s Distress (2016)


'Romeo’s Distress' (2016) is a micro-budgeted production that is a shining star of an example of when serious talent and very hard work gets the most out of such meagre resources. The result is high production values and an effective filmmaking vision to rival bigger budget genre fare. A deftly executed and freshly original horror, it is a quirky character study – an impassioned fusion of Gothic and Shakespearian sensibilities, meshed with David Lynch/John Waters-esque offbeat weirdness.