Anton Bitel

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.

We have 538 reviews by Anton Bitel in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Just 6.5
Action film sees a young cop take on a drug lord.
Drowsy City
A young man who slaughters chickens for a living finds his trouble brewing when three strange gangsters come to hide in the abandoned building where he is living, bringing violence and a young prostitute with them.
Mater
A Croatian ex-pat is has to return home due to her mother's declining health, forcing them to face the ghosts of their past.
Some Beasts
A family enthusiastically disembarks on a deserted island on Chile’s southern coast with the dream of building a tourist hotel. When the man who brought them across from the continent disappears, the family is trapped.
Psychobitch
A self-declared 'class outsider' becomes the study buddy of the most perfect boy in school.
Disco
The stepdaughter of a charismatic pastor begins to question her faith
The Black Forest
Drama about a pair of dysfunctional families on a summer break.
Us
A mother and father take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends, but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited.
Cat Sticks
The stories of a group of addicts weave together on a rainy night in Kolcata.
Insect
An amateur drama troupe rehearse the Čapek Brothers’ The Insect Play.

Features

Tallinn Film Festival: Days Six and Seven: Lonesome Collectors, Cursed Seat, The Pact, The Fall Of The American Empire
02 Dec 2018
Lonesome Collectors, Cursed Seat, The Pact, The Fall Of The American Empire
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Five: The Wild Fields, Foam At The Mouth, Fire Lily and Keep An Eye Out
29 Nov 2018
The Wild Fields, Foam At The Mouth, Fire Lily and Keep An Eye Out
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Four: Slam and Potential Victim
28 Nov 2018
Slam and Potential Victim
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Three: As I Fall, Happiness Is A Warm Gun
27 Nov 2018
As I Fall and Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Tallinn Film Festival: Day Two - Lorik, Erased, Deep Rivers and The World Is Yours
26 Nov 2018
Lorik, Erased, Deep Rivers and The World Is Yours

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25 Apr 2008
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Gore blimey, we're doin' the zombie walk
08 Sep 2007
Undead attempt world record... our reporter has guts to join in.
Dead on for record
30 Aug 2007
London 'zombies' aim for biggest ever gathering.

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