Profile

Cover photo
Martyn Conterio
Lived in London
41 followers|203,658 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
 
My review of Terminator Genisys 

http://tinyurl.com/o6nyhtt
Terminator Genisys is the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull of the series. Alan Taylor’s summer blockbuster might not have Arnie hiding from judgement day nuclear blasts in a lead-lined fridge, nor is the fil...
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
★★★★☆ John Maclean's Slow West (2015) is prairie poetry. It might be set in the Wild West, where it's always high noon and desperados with big irons will drop a person cold between swigs of firewater, but in this conceptuall...
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
 
My review of Slow West for CineVue website
★★★★☆ John Maclean's Slow West (2015) is prairie poetry. It might be set in the Wild West, where it's always high noon and desperados with big irons will drop a person cold between swigs of firewater, but in this conceptuall...
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
 
Aussie arts site @Clothesline_Mag reviewed my Black Sunday monograph and said nice things:
Marcus K. Harmes and Martyn Conterio (Footprint Books) 2015, 100pp/99pp  Two of the most recent entries in the ‘Devil’s Advocates’ horror-movie-loving book series offer two very distinct styles: Aussie academic Harmes’ analysis of Curse is serious and scholarly, while English writer Conterio’s study of Sunday is fun and fannish, with amusing use of that invaluable …
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
★★★★★ Damián Szifrón's ribald anthology feature, Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes, 2014), has managed a Herculean feat. As an anthology film, it's pretty much perfect. Not a single story lets the side down and there is a consist...
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
41 people
Stella Ferguson's profile photo
Neil McCrea's profile photo
Kerry McCombs's profile photo
Mike Mayhew's profile photo
Tony Scudder's profile photo
London Today's profile photo
Villordsutch's profile photo
Paul Weedon's profile photo
kazi akash's profile photo

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
Warning: This article contains disturbing and violent content. Viewer discretion is advised. David Cronenberg is among the most original talents the movie industry has ever known. In the early days, he became associated with–even defined by–a type of cinema known as “body-horror” and earned a name for himself as “The Baron of Blood” and “Dave...
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
 
IT FOLLOWS is out in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD today. Read my interview with director David Robert Mitchell.

http://tinyurl.com/ohhyfdv
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
 
FrightFest 2015 Opening and Closing Films Announced
The 16th edition of Film4 FrightFest  takes place over the bank holiday weekend at the end of August. It's a couple of months away yet, and the full line-up isn't revealed until next week (2nd July), but the organisers dropped a couple of teasers today. Nam...
The 16th edition of Film4 FrightFest takes place over the bank holiday weekend at the end of August. It's a couple of months away yet, and the full line-up isn't revealed until next week (2nd July), but the organisers dropped...
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
For the last three years or so, I’ve felt, as both a film critic and a fan, that cinema was experiencing something of a golden period. Since 2011, there has been a rich abundance of exciting blockbusters and thought-provoking arthouse pictures. And they just kept coming. I have to admit, though, that 2015 doesn’t feel...
1
Add a comment...

Martyn Conterio

Shared publicly  - 
Skulls remind us of what strangeness exists just beneath the armour of flesh. They are also pure emblems of death. In art “Memento mori” pieces symbolize our morality and death’s relationship to life. “Memento mori” translates from the Latin as “remember to die.” American illustrator, Charles Allan Gilbert (1883 – 1929), produced an acclaimed set...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
41 people
Stella Ferguson's profile photo
Neil McCrea's profile photo
Kerry McCombs's profile photo
Mike Mayhew's profile photo
Tony Scudder's profile photo
London Today's profile photo
Villordsutch's profile photo
Paul Weedon's profile photo
kazi akash's profile photo
Work
Occupation
i mostly write about films. mostly.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Introduction
I write about films.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
London
Martyn Conterio's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Frightfest: Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch on Starry Eyes and...
www.filmdivider.com

Starry Eyes, as written and directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, is the classic film industry…

Jupiter Ascending review
www.filmdivider.com

Jupiter Ascending is the Wachowski siblings’ most ambitious film to date, where the virtual world of The Matrix…

BFI Cult: In The Mouth Of Madness by John Carpenter
www.filmlandempire.com

John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness (1994) is the closing film of a loose trilogy taking as its narrative hook and theme ‘the end of th

Interview: Buddy Giovinazzo on A Night of Nightmares
www.horrorflickers.com

During Film4 FrightFest 2012 I sat down with Buddy Giovinazzo, the director of such films as Combat Shock (1984) and A Night of Nightmares (

Review: Tim Burton's Frankenweenie (2012)
www.horrorflickers.com

Making a return to animation film-making – and therefore to the very start of his career - reworking a short piece made at Disney in the mid

Review: Lucio Fulci's Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)
www.horrorflickers.com

Lucio Fulci’s career was in the doldrums before he took on Zombie Flesh Eaters. He’d directed several gory and borderline-surreal gialli thr

“Man of Steel” (2013)
scene360.com

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy Director: Zack Snyder Writers: David S. Goyer (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story) and Christopher Nolan (

Movies Inspired by Fine Art
scene360.com

Like the best kinds of creative relationships, fine art and cinema stimulate and draw from each other in equal measure. Both run deep in the

“Behind the Candelabra” (2013)
scene360.com

Genre: Biography, Drama Director: Steven Soderbergh Writers: Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Alex Thorleifson (book), Scott Thorson (book)

“Only God Forgives” (2013)
scene360.com

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Writers: Nicolas Winding Refn Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Yayayi

Thor: God Of Thunder, Lightning and Storms › Cinemart
cinemart-online.co.uk

A leading UK film blog covering reviews, interviews, festivals, events and news all with an expert eye.

The Place Beyond The Pines – Review › Cinemart
cinemart-online.co.uk

A leading UK film blog covering reviews, interviews, festivals, events and news all with an expert eye.

Taking A Gamble Beyond The Stars: Sci-Fi Casinos › Cinemart
cinemart-online.co.uk

A leading UK film blog covering reviews, interviews, festivals, events and news all with an expert eye.

The Year of the Rat Pack › Cinemart
cinemart-online.co.uk

A leading UK film blog covering reviews, interviews, festivals, events and news all with an expert eye.

The Look Of Love – Review › Cinemart
cinemart-online.co.uk

A leading UK film blog covering reviews, interviews, festivals, events and news all with an expert eye.