“Born of Nikola Tesla’s vision, the Helios serves as a haven for the greatest scientific minds. An unbound utopia for research, independent from state and isolated from the gaze of society. Free to push the boundaries of matter and time.” Storm In A Teacup’s Bioshock-inspired
The Batwoman TV series is on the horizon, so Andrew, Mick and Rob thought it would be interesting to explore the character’s rather strange history, and in order to do that we have to go back to the original Batwoman, which isn’t the current Batwoman.
The Woman in the Window doesn’t break away from the conventions of film noir storytelling. Lang features a protagonist who is a well-established and cultured member of society rather than a mobster with a vengeance. Edward G. Robinson stars as Richard Wanley, a psychology professor who enjoys his job and loves his family. Needing a break from work, Wanley sends his wife and children off on a vacation so he can wind down. Suddenly, when walking down a street, an oil portrait of a beautiful femme fatale catches Richard’s eye in a storefront window. Coincidentally, Wanley bumps into the portrait’s subject, Alice Reed (Joan Bennett). They hit it off well, Reed invites Wanley back for some drinks at her apartment which he gladly accepts. What follows next is a classic case of Wanley being in the wrong place at the wrong time: an ex-lover of Reed’s storms into the apartment and strangles Richard out of rage. In self-defence, Wanley repeatedly stabs the lover and he forces himself to cover up the murder. How long can he hide away from this incident until the cops find out about his actions?
After looking at the winners and one big loser from Cannes 2019, it’s time for Eclectica to return to its B-sides series where we look back at recent films that we weren’t able to cover at the time of their release, and this week are
Louis Malle’s advice for directors trying to make films overseas was to start with a genre piece; he’d began his American career with the tough social drama Pretty Baby, and he later wondered if he should have instead done something in a less realist register,
Published this week, Cruel Summer is the direct sequel to the critically acclaimed In the Silence from 2018 (you can read my review of that one, here) and the second in instalment in a prospective Kelvingrove Park trilogy from Glaswegian crime novelist, M.R. Mackenzie. Whereas
Farès is a small-time drug dealer in France, with little enthusiasm to continue. He’s been trying to become a legitimate businessman, with the idea of setting up a company exporting freeze pops to North Africa. His chance has finally come, and he’s saved up 80,000
A good extra can take your appreciation of a movie to a whole new level. On Arrow Academy’s newly issued [the] Big Clock, Simon Callow has done just that with his video appreciation of Charles Laughton’s performance as the despotic magazine magnate, Janoth. Callow goes
Spider-Man: Far From Home is due out in cinemas very soon, and audiences will finally get to see Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio in all his goldfish bowl glory, but that got Andrew, Mick and Rob thinking about the web-slinger’s vast cavalcade of criminals. So this week
It’s time for “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” or Wick in a Box or whatever it’s called, and before Aidan and Graham adjudicate the ultra-violence like a glove-carrying Asia Kate Dillon, we’ve got a Question of the Week where we ask for your favourite