Film Review: SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS (2016)

SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS ** U.S.A. 2016 Dir: Michael Reich. 82 mins Michael is an aspiring filmmaker stuck in a dead end job as a dog groomer while trying to get his film, a remake of 1978’s Carrie starring cats greenlit in Hollywood. Then, he meets Cora and begins to fantasize about taking her out … Continue reading “Film Review: SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS (2016)”

Blue Underground releases Jess Franco’s CECILIA on Blu-ray

Diary Of A Desperate Housewife! Cecilia, a haughty aristocrat who enjoys taunting her servants with her flawless physique, finds her life turned upside down when she is violated by the victims of her vicious games. This eye-opening experience leads the newly enlightened libertine into a sordid series of swingin’ socialite soirees, mind-bending bohemian happenings, and … Continue reading “Blue Underground releases Jess Franco’s CECILIA on Blu-ray”

Film Review: MARY REILLY (1996)

MARY REILLY *** USA / UK 1996 Dir: Stephen Frears. 108 mins Adapted by Christopher Hampton from Valerie Martin’s novel, this tail-end entry in Hollywood’s early 90’s Gothic horror cycle (spun off from Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA) was a costly failure at the time and misleadingly sold as a full-blown genre film. Hampton’s take on … Continue reading “Film Review: MARY REILLY (1996)”

Film Review: BY DAYS END (2020)

BY DAYS END ** USA 2020 Dir: Michael Souder. 74 mins Troubled couple Carly (Lyndsey Lantz) and Rina (Andrea Nelson) move into a run down motel. Carly has dropped out of med school to pursue a career as a videographer with Rina applying to be an attorney but gets pipped to the post by another. … Continue reading “Film Review: BY DAYS END (2020)”

Film Review: WASTELANDS (2020)

WASTELANDS **** UK 2020 Dir: Kemal Yildirim. 97 mins Natasha Linton is outstanding in this extension of co-writer / star / director Kemal Yildirim’s stark short SAUDADE (2017), with some of the same cast. WASTELANDS intensely unfurls an unflinching portrait of one deeply troubled young woman. Living in the family home inherited from her late … Continue reading “Film Review: WASTELANDS (2020)”