Lone Wolves

Bushwick, Le Doulos, The Untamed

Throughout August, we report from several film festivals near and far, from Fantasia in Montreal to Locarno and Venice, and we are also looking forward to this year's edition of Horror Channel FrightFest, which takes place in London on 24-28 August. Reviews include Stefan Ruzowitzky's giallo-inspired chiller Cold Hell and Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion's exceedingly dark action-thriller Bushwick, which opens in UK cinemas later in August, with more to come.

Also out in cinemas, Luc Besson returns with a vengeance with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and we welcome the theatrical run of previous festival hit The Untamed by Mexican director Amat Escalante. Plus, we look forward to the rerelease of Jean-Pierre Melville’s meticulously stylish crime drama Le Doulos, which which is part of the two-month ‘Visions of the Underworld’ season celebrating the great French filmmaker’s centenary at London’s BFI Southbank.

In home entertainment, writer-director Julia Ducournau’s intriguing cannibal tale Raw is released on DVD, alongside Park Chan-wook's erotic thriller The Handmaiden.

Plus, we are excited to announce that the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – London returns to the Horse Hospital from September to December for a new term of film seminars, covering a range of exciting and esoteric topics, led by renowned critical luminaries from the world of fantastique and horror cinema. Check out the autumn line-up here.

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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
July 2017

This month Alex Fitch looks at the connections between art and film, on display in current Summer Exhibitions. Interviews include Patrick Gyger and Stefan Riekeles, the curators of Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction at The Barbican and Anime Architecture at House of Illustration, respectively.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is on every third Wednesday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm at Resonance FM 104.4. Next date: 16 August 2017 (TBC).

Jean-Pierre Melville Season at BFI

Visions of the Underworld

Beginning in August, the BFI presents a comprehensive two month season dedicated to the versatile and artistically ambitious French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Melville, to mark his centenary year. Highlights of the season this month include Bob le flambeur, Le Silence de la mer, Two Men in Manhattan and Le Doulos.
To enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1 simply quote MELVILLE241 online, in person or over the phone 020 7928 3232. For full programme info and to book tickets online, visit BFI website

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