Tagged: auteur

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Film Torments: Scarecrows (1988)

THIS TIME on Film Torments, Dan finally gets round to a Fuck You it’s January film if ever he saw one. There are a variety of definitions for ‘cult film’, but most revolve around...

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Film Torments: Old Fashioned (2015)

THIS WEEK on Torments, Sierra takes a look at a winkingly-marketed chaste-sploitation flick in time for the release of Fifty Shades Darker. Oh boy. In February 2015, two ‘romantic’ films were released starring women...

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Film Torments: The Keep (1983)

IN THIS WEEK’S Torment, Dan examines what happens when an auteur and a studio clash over madness. Michael Mann, to this day, remains one of the most interesting directors to still be making a...

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Film Torments: Shark Exorcist (2015)

KICKING off the year at Film Torments, Dan looks at – what else? – a film. Before Shark Exorcist even has time to begin, it poses a riddle. “Is the shark the exorcist, or...

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Film Torments: Escape from L.A. (1996)

NOVEMBER is de-facto Action Month at Film Torments because we say so. Here’s Dan’s take on a pristine chunk of Kurt Russell’s iron chin. The 90s (and 00s) hit John Carpenter hard. Like, really...

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Film Torments: The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

THIS time on Torments, Dan regresses to the vision of an all-time low. The Beast of Yucca Flats is the worst film I have ever seen. For long-time readers of the Torments I’ve written, or anyone who...

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Only in the 70s: Zabriskie Point (1970)

ONLY in the 70s is a feature where we take a look at films that could not have existed in any decade, as true products of their time. This instalment focuses on a film about...