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  • Carnal Games

    Carnal Games

    ★★★★★

    For Sirpa Lane.

    Giochi Carnali/ Carnal Games/ Exciting Love Girls is auter Italian director Andrea Bianchi's seminal rape road trip film from 1983. This was, tragically, Sirpa Lane's 10th and final film. The Finish actress died of HIV/AIDS related causes in 1999 aged 46-47. French director Roger Vadim spoke of Lane as the "next Bardot". Sadly, we never had the opportunity to have that possibility fully realized.

    Staring the captivating Sirpa Lane (Walerian Borowczyk's The Beast, Joe D'Amato's Papaya: Love Goddess of…

  • Begotten

    Begotten

    ★★★★★

    How do you determine cinematic greatness?

    Yes. You. Hey, I’m talking to you.

    What measure can be applied to the medium of film to give a truly accurate gauge as to the validity of one film over another in terms of superiority? How do you come to the conclusion that the film before you unquestionably represents the very best that cinema has to offer?

    For me, it’s when I get asked - “What. In. The. Hell. Have. You. Got. Us.…

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  • Spider Baby

    Spider Baby

    ★★★★

    In Memoriam.

    Rest in Peace Sid Haig.

    A truly wonderful, mesmerising craftsman.
    A deeply felt loss.

  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    ★★★★½

    With sincere apologies to Toni Basil...

    OH-Riki you're so fine
    You're so fine you blow my mind
    OH-Riki! OH-Riki!

    Repeat x 3

    You've been 'round graves all night
    Smashing stones with Uncle Ghost
    You think your technique's riiiight
    But Uncle says "your style is toast"
    Why can't you go to Keiko's house,
    Because she loves you 'OH the most', Riki

    (Chorus)
    OH-Riki, it's a pity, you don't understand
    The Gang of Four want you
    They're gunna make you join their…