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 group of friends run into trouble in the woods.
The story of a woman struggling on the thin line between hope and despair in a small Columbian village.
A writer returns to his Galician village expecting to receive an award, but the villagers have very different plans for him.
The struggles of a family on an isolated island.
An assassin who has renounced her deadly trade finds the past is catching up with her.
A woman and her family come under attack while on holiday in the Highlands.
A former military policeman comes out of self-imposed retirement to investigate a series of sniper shootings.
When an academic discovers his missing wife has become a shaman, he fears he is beginning to lose his mind.
A man obsessed with avenging his late wife, mown down by a hit-and-run driver, threatens to kill the guilty driver... but will he find his inner samurai to act on the threat?
Documentary about Russian artists' group Voina.
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