Bressonian notes tinge this low-budget lost ‘classic’ from France’s answer to Jess Franco. Zombie Lake is probably the first film ever to ask: ‘what would you do if your dad was a Nazi zombie?’
Powerful human dramas, jaw-dropping visions of Manila’s shanty towns, vibrant colour photography, tight shorts, big hair and loud shirts – why have Lino Brocka’s melodramas been unseen for so long?
With frenetic pacing and glossy colours, Property is No Longer a Theft looks like an exuberant comedy crime caper. When in fact it is an obliquely developed social satire and anti-capitalist diatribe, which suggests that the criminal elements of the lumpen proletariat will kickstart the next revolution.
This is a must see. An immaculate and energetic period melodrama, full of superbly lit shots that home in on details, objects and machines which have been consigned to the dustbin of history.
This mildly intriguing documentary explores the little-known world of plasmodial slime mould (PSM), which is basically fungus that moves, and can be seen everywhere there’s dead trees.
Despite lovely visuals, the airing of controversial racial issues and the pleasure of watching old pros Stewart and Widmark kick back and relax together onscreen, there’s something clunky and phoney about this late western from John Ford.