2 items from 2015
Churni Ganguly’s National Award winning film Nirbashito (The Banished) is both an unflinching and compassionate look at the idea of exile, through the story of a writer, a poet, whose work has so inflamed political sensibilities that she ends up banished from her homeland, forceably torn from her home, moments after fussing over and feeding her beloved cat, Baaghini, which is the last thing she looks at as she is dragged out the door, flown to Rajasthan, taken to Delhi, and from there out of the country, under tight security. Nowhere, it seems, is safe for this writer. Nowhere in India, at least, and perhaps nowhere in the world, as the tight security which her Swedish protectors provide for her once she arrives in Stockholm shows.
Those of us who have, perhaps, chosen to live or work or study elsewhere, may connect with the feelings of being uprooted and »
- Katherine Matthews
Horror-themed VOD platform TheHorrorShow.TV has six more movies scheduled for the coming weeks, including the UK premieres of Dark Summer, Leprechaun’s Revenge and Bedlam. The scary sextet joins the other 250 films, many of them exclusives, on the UK’s home of horror on demand, which offers pay-as-you-go (stream or download) or Netflix-style monthly subscription, which gives horror fans access to a growing number of the platform’s films for just £2.99 per month.
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (February Tbc)
A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big screen spectacle! This curious and curiously entertaining story involves one Jonathan Xavier and his devoted misfit gang who, incidentally, have been exiled to Earth from the far reaches of outer space. Johnny’s former girlfriend Bliss has left him and stolen his Resurrection Suit, »
- Phil Wheat
2 items from 2015
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