Tag: satire

DEMONS: Take A First Look A Daniel Hui's Berlin Selected Dark Satire

Singpore director Daniel Hui wades right in to the thick of the debate around sexual politics, manipulation and abuse of power with his new feature Demons. Following a successful bow at the Busan International Film Festival the film has now...

Mar Del Plata 2015 Review: KRYPTONITA Puts A Darkly Satirical Spin On Superhero Conventions

It's just another night as usual for Dr Gonzalez working the graveyard shift in the ER. Another battered young thug left for dead at the hospital doorway, another patient the police make clear they'd prefer not to survive, another in...

Fear and Loathing at Comic Con 2014, Part IV: The Conclusion

CHAPTER 8: LET'S BE TERRORISTSMy head is still throbbing from being drugged the previous night. My asshole is throbbing even more. I can't decide which hurts worse. I think it might be neither. I think it might be the news spreading all over...

Karlovy Vary 2014 Review: FREE FALL, A Remarkable Cinematic Tapestry From The Director Of TAXIDERMIA

Gyorgy Palfi is one of the most interesting Hungarian filmmakers of the present day cinema. Starting with the experimental Hukkle, full recognition for Pálfi came with Taxidermia, a generational family drama on obsession, which impressively carved that story into...

Review: BLACK MIRROR S2E03: THE WALDO MOMENT (Or, A Cartoon Bear Makes A Mockery Of Politics)

Where is the line drawn between politics and entertainment? In the final instalment of the excellent second series of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, that issue is exactly what is under the spotlight. It's perhaps the most plausible episode of the...

MALDITOS SEAN Director Visits THE CORPORATION

Argentinian director Fabian Forte turned heads on the international genre fest circuit last year with his feature film Malditos Sean (Cursed Bastards) and he's gearing up to do so again with his new effort La Corporacion (The Corporation). An ultra...