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Grimmfest Film Festival Review for Louder Than War

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Oct 31, 2019

For Louder Than War, Ally Davies looks back on the Manchester-based, four day genre film festival, explores the bloody, beating heart of new horror cinema and reviews some of her favourites from the diverse programme. 

Film Event Round-Up October 2019 For Manchester Wire

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Sep 30, 2019

Film Event Round-Up October 2019 For Manchester Wire

Between The Darkness Film Review for Louder Than War

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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Aug 27, 2019

Film Event Round-Up September 2019- For Manchester Wire

Midsommar Film Review for Louder Than War

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Aug 3, 2019

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.

Hitchcocking the Train to Highsmith-ville

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Aug 17, 2018

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.

Film Review: Wolfen

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Jun 18, 2018

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.

A Return to An Authentic OZ

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Feb 28, 2018

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.

The Internal Landscape of Melancholy: Are We All in the Mist?

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Jul 28, 2017

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.

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