Film Event Round-Up October 2019 For Manchester Wire
For Louder Than War, Ally Davies explores pensive horror film Between the Darkness and debates whether the monstrous truly lies in demonic forest beings or bad parenting choices…
Film Event Round-Up September 2019- For Manchester Wire
For Louder than War, Ally Davies delves deep into Ari Aster’s sunny folk-horror Midsommar and looks at body horror, complexity of emotion and the unique audiovisual tapestry he employs in his second foray into feature films.
Ally Davies applauds Patricia Highsmith’s incredible contribution to noir fiction and the suspense genre and looks into Alfred Hitchcock’s classic adaptation of one of her most famous novels, Strangers on a Train.
Ally Davies looks at legendary actor Albert Finney’s dark, broody return to acting in Michael Wadleigh’s supernatural detective horror thriller Wolfen (1981) and discusses what makes this film so distinctive.
Ally looks at Oscar-winning sound designer and editor Walter Murch’s only directorial foray Return to Oz and discusses the dark honesty of such 80s cult classics and a host of unique elements that went into the nostalgic and darkly different sequel to Wizard of Oz.
Ally looks at Theodoros Angelopoulos’ Landscape in the Mist and explores the intricate, powerful social commentary and context of and how that informed the beautiful, haunting audiovisual design of this subtle, yet thought-provoking masterpiece.