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 529 reviews by Anton Bitel in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Insect
An amateur drama troupe rehearse the Čapek Brothers’ The Insect Play.
Moana
A young woman goes on an adventure with a demi-god.
As He Lay Falling
Tensions simmer after a Greek emigre takes work at a Highland croft.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
The Caped Crusader takes on Superman, leading Lex Luthor to capitalise on the situation.
Just One Drink
When a man receives a party invitation from a woman he doesn't remember meeting, vengeance is on the cards.
Patchwork
Waking to find themselves Frankensteined together in one body after a night out, three young women set aside their differences to seek revenge.
The Mind's Eye
A drifter with telekinetic powers sets out for revenge.
Buttercup Bill
A story of twisted romance and dark secrets between childhood friends.
Mad Max: Fury Road
In a post-Apocalyptic world, survivor Max hooks up with a mysterious woman to face off against murderous gangs.
What We Do In The Shadows
Vampire mockumentary.

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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News Stories

Terracotta's eastern promise
10 Apr 2012
We take a look at the line-up of the festival that runs from April 12 to 15.
A look back before Doomsday
25 Apr 2008
Neil Marshall Celebrated at Film4 FrightFest Event
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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