Corpses, Sin and Angst
Pete Walker, Jörg Buttgereit, Sion Sono
To coincide with the Pete Walker retrospective The House of Walker, presented by Cigarette Burns and hosted by the Barbican in November, we’ll be exploring the theme of ‘sin and punishment’ over the next few months. We start with a feature celebrating Pete Walker’s subversive sleaze and gore, which shook up the 1970s British film industry, and a piece on 'A Catholic Childhood of Unwatchable Terror'.
Out in UK cinemas in November is one of the most enjoyable and hilarious mockumentaries you’ll see this year: What We Do in the Shadows, which follows a group of vampire flatmates forced to deal with the modern world. In addition, we round up our LFF coverage with reviews of Ulrich Seidl’s In the Basement, Spanish cave chiller In Darkness We Fall, Sion Sono’s explosive manga adaptation Tokyo Tribe and grisly Nordic noir fantasy When Animals Dream.
We also have a comic strip review of Hayao Miyazaki’s very last film The Wind Rises, and we take a look at Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s eerie, intense psychological thriller Penance, which finally gets a home entertainment release in the US. And we have two very special Film Jukeboxes this month, by Athens-based dance music duo Felizol and the Boy, and American experimental rock group Pere Ubu.■