Occasional academic, harried parent and sleepless zombie, Anton Bitel gets his film thrills from horror, the Asian New (and Old) Wave, 'arthouse', and anything miserable, odd or just plain unpleasant - even if he spends considerable time worrying that cinema may never again meet the high standards set by David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977).
Anton has also written for Sight & Sound, Film4, Little White Lies, Film International, Total Film, MusicOMH, Movie Gazette and Daily Information. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society.
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Latest Film Reviews
A college professor finds himself plagued by spectral visions.
Roughly based on the Oscar Wilde parable, this is a tale of jealousy between two boys vying for the favour of a scrap merchant.
A young offender is relocated to the adult prison where his father is locked up.
Coming of age tale about three teenage girls in Stockholm forming a punk band.
A woman resorts to desperate measures after she has a stillbirth.
A brother and sister set off on a road trip and discover that together they can deal with anything.
A divorced woman learns the new man in her life is her new friend's ex-husband.
Bar-fuelled intimacy between two brewery workers blurs the line between friendship and romance.
Portrait of a 17-year-old, who sells herself for cash.
A lost LA housewife puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.
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