Romance without Honour and Humanity

David Lynch, The Beguiled, Nekromantik 2

Following the re-launch of Twin Peaks not so long ago, we are looking forward to this month’s release of the reflective and illuminating documentary David Lynch: The Art Life. We talk to the directed Jon Nguyen about making the film and collaborating with Lynch. Also out in cinemas is Sofia Coppola’s Cannes favourite The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in a remake of Don Siegel's 1971 thriller that had Clint Eastwood in the lead role.

In home entertainment, we have an interview with Jörg Buttgereit about Nekromantik 2, his 1991 follow-up to punk-art bombshell Nekromantik. We also welcome the release of the fascinating story of Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD and Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s haunting Pulse, which finally arrives in a dual format in the UK. Pablo Larraín's Neruda is also out, along with New Battles without Honour and Humanity, the follow-up trilogy to Kinji Fukasaku’s influential 1973 yakuza movie Battles without Honour and Humanity. And we have a review of pregnant woman chiller Visions as part of Kim Newman’s Nightmare Movies.

We also continue our Cannes round-up with reviews of Michael Haneke’s twisted family drama Happy End, Todd Haynes’s wonderous Wonderstruck, Yorgos Lanthimos’s icy Kubrickian thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest offering, the genre-bending conceptual sci-fi thriller Before We Vanish, and Sean Baker’s The Florida Project.

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The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology

The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press) brings together Bill Morrison's chemical ghosts, 50s bad girls, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists and David Lynch's soundtracks of decay. 'Superb - a masterly accomplishment. Beautifully produced - and its content and vision could not be more accurate and timely.' - Peter Whitehead. Read the reviews.

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Twisted Romance

Murderous tenderness, destructive desires, awkward love: Check out our theme focus on films that take a twisted approach to romance, from Jacques Deray's La piscine, a classic French noir-ish tale of desire, jealousy and male rivalry among the glamorous St Tropez jet set, to Pablo Larraín's minimalist Post Mortem, in which a lonely mortician falls for a troubled dancer as Pinochet brutally takes power in 70s Chile.

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Electric Sheep Film Show
May 2017

This month we're looking at poisonous plants and post apocalyptic cannibalism, with two 'revenge of nature' film Q&As recorded at this year's SCI-FI-LONDON: Director Sasha Louis Vukovic talks about his Canadian period drama Flora, while author M.R. Carey discusses the film adaptation of bis acclaimed book The Girl with all the Gifts and its print prequel The Boy on the Bridge.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is on every third Wednesday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: 21 June 2017.

The Slumber Party Massacredouble July 2017

The Slumber Party Massacredouble

Join the Final Girls on Friday 21st July at BFI Southbank for a special double bill of feminist slasher, and a dose of pyjama parties gone wrong. There will be a screening of parts one & two of this seminal franchise. Between the films, the Final Girls will be discussing feminist slasher films with BFI Cult Programmer, Michael Blyth + more guests tbc. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the BFI website

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