Five Lost Italian Movie Soundtracks

The 70’s and 80’s were the golden era of Italian exploitation cinema. From the stylish gialli of Sergio Martino and Dario Argento to the infamously brutal cannibal films of Ruggero Deodato and splatter of Lucio Fulci, Italy was a hotbed for innovative, low budget and often extreme cinema.  The same can be said for the soundtracks that accompanied these films as Italy produced some of … Continue reading Five Lost Italian Movie Soundtracks

Time Lapse – An Interview With Director Bradley King

By Chris Gallagher Writer/Director Bradley King is the man behind one of the most interesting Sci Fi movies of 2014, TIME LAPSE. Bradley self-funded, wrote and directed Time Lapse, which was his first foray into the world of feature film. It was co-written with writer/producer B.P. Cooper and it went on to play in 75 film festivals around the world. In what is a truly unique take … Continue reading Time Lapse – An Interview With Director Bradley King

Going Back – My Life and Star Wars

By John Murphy I am not a religious man, nor was I a religious child for that matter. My life was not shaped on cold, hard pews with even colder, harder men delivering their master’s designs on morality to me through stories of the miraculous acts of God’s own son sent to die on Earth for my sins. There was nothing profound or sacred to … Continue reading Going Back – My Life and Star Wars

Appropriate Behavior – A Modern Comedy Classic

By Chris Gallagher Appropriate Behavior (2014), directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan, is a film I watched at the Glasgow Film Theatre last year and enjoyed immensely. It achieves a perfect balance between the critiquing of modern America and the story of a bisexual Iranian-American woman living in a post 9/11 world. After the showing a Q&A was held with director Desiree Akhavan and she … Continue reading Appropriate Behavior – A Modern Comedy Classic

The Slasher Movie – Top 5

By Chris Gallagher With a raft of postmodern horror films being released in recent years I decided to look back at the classic American slasher film. As someone who grew up with a fascination and love of horror, it’s incredibly difficult to boil down any of my favourite sub genres into a top 5 list but I decided to give it a go anyway. The … Continue reading The Slasher Movie – Top 5

ANGST (1983) – The Austrian Cult Classic

Angst is a 1983 Austrian serial killer film written and directed by Gerald Kargl, the one and only film he ever made. Though little known, the film has gained cult status over the years due to its raw, relentless violence and avant-garde cinematography. During the filming of Angst, director Kargl plunged so far into debt that he was forced to give up on the film industry … Continue reading ANGST (1983) – The Austrian Cult Classic

Cinema of the European Gaze

By Chris Gallagher What does it mean to be European? European culture is linked via a collection of shared misunderstandings. The connection between a Scottish and Polish filmmaker may be tenuous in terms of language and background but a shared familiarity of experience within European philosophy, allows them to produce a distinct style within their films. Scottish director Lynne Ramsay has stated that she would … Continue reading Cinema of the European Gaze