Sitges 2017 Review: BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, Miike Takashi's 100th Feature Film

There are very few directors who are as much loved as Miike Takashi for audiences in Sitges, that’s a fact. His movies have earned a very well-deserved place in genre fans’ hearts all over the world, so every new film by...

Sitges 2017 Review: WIND RIVER, a Tale of Vengeance in the Snow

Maybe to some of you the name of Taylor Sheridan won't ring a bell. But if I tell you that he's the man behind the scripts for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario and David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water, then it's more...

Sitges 2017 Review: OUTRAGE CODA, Kitano Closes His Yakuza Trilogy with a Bang (Yes, Pun Intended)

It's been seven years already since Kitano Takeshi decided that he still had some things left to say about the Yakuza and their world. After taking a break from the genres and themes that turned him into an admired cult...

Sitges 2017 Review: MUSE, a Mildly Entertaining Thriller

Jaume Balagueró is without a doubt one of Sitges' classic directors. Every new project of his is welcomed with a special interest by the festival's audiences, which probably still remember with excitement the screenings of the first chapter of his...

Sitges 2015 Review: FROM THE DARK Is An Enjoyable, If Repetitive, Ride

Conor McMahon is no stranger here in Sitges. The Irish director already succeeded in winning the audience's affection back in 2012 with Stitches, a film that managed to get as much laughter as jumps and scares. This time he comes back to Sitges with...

Review: THE GREEN INFERNO, A Satisfying, If Not Surprising, Cannibal Ride

It's been more than ten years since Cabin Fever left fans wanting for more, with some claiming Eli Roth to be the new am Raimi. Fortunately Hostel proved that Roth was indeed on the right track to become an essential...

Review: [REC] 4: APOCALYPSE Never Reaches The Same Heights As The Original

It's certainly been a while, but the Sitges Film Festival and its audience hasn't forgotten about [REC] and the impression it left in its 2007 edition. The film, co-directed by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró won the best director and...

Sitges 2014 Review: [REC4] Is Still Fun But Overly Familar

It's certainly been a while, but the Sitges Film Festival and its audience hasn't forgotten about REC and the impression it left in its 2007 edition. The film, co-directed by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró won the best director and...

Sitges 2013 Review: PEOPLE IN PLACES Is An Experimental Charmer

Gente en sitios (People In Places) is the latest movie from Spanish director Juan Cavestany. Cavestany has an extensive background in both cinema and theatre as director and writer, but remains mostly unknown to the general public even in his...

Sitges 2013 Review: THE GREEN INFERNO Runs Red With Blood

Eli Roth has been an audience favorite here in Sitges for a long time. It's been more than ten years since Cabin Fever left Sitges fans wanting for more, with some claiming Roth to be the new Raimi. Fortunately Hostel...

Sitges 2012 Review: RUROUNI KENSHIN Is A Pleasant Surprise

When I learned that the live-action film based on Rurouni Kenshin was selected for screening on Sitges I was pleasantly surprised. The timing couldn't be better, as I had finished reading the original manga just a couple of weeks ago...

Sitges 2012 Review: BLOOD-C THE LAST DARK Brings Mixed Closure To The Franchise

The Blood-C saga is the latest entry in the long running Blood: The Last Vampire franchise, which has spanned different media such as novels, manga, TV series and films. Produced in collaboration by Production I.G and famous manga creators CLAMP,...