Browsing: Elijah Wood

MANDY ***** UK/Belgium/France/USA 2018 Dir: Panos Cosmatos. 121 mins The second film from Panos Cosmatos, after Beyond The Black Rainbow is a hallucinogenic melange of apocalyptic imagery, unexplained cosmology and tribute to the best (or worst) excesses of exploitation cinema. Plus Nicolas Cage. With a chainsaw. And a Klingon War Axe.…

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COOTIES **** USA 2014 Dir: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion. 87 mins An infected chicken nugget turns up at a school in the small town of Fort Chicken, Illinois, where a pigtailed little girl in novelist / substitute teacher Elijah Wood’s class bites lumps out of a pupil’s cheek in class…

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MANIAC ***** USA / France 2012 90 mins Producer / co-writer Alexandre Aja and P2 director Franck Khalfoun faithfully update William Lustig’s nihilistic New York nightmare MANIAC (1980) for this outstanding remake set in contemporary L.A. and again focused on a homicidal loser with a mannequin / mother fixation. In…

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