Anton Bitel, Little White Lies

Anton Bitel

Little White Lies

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Anton:

Scream VI review – ‘Requel sequel’ plays things way too safe.

Business as usual – albeit with a side of Big Apple – for the long-running meta-slasher franchise with enough sass to get it across the finish line. → Read More

The Strays review – a shocking parable of race and class betrayal

A woman who has worked hard to hide her past finds she can't run from it forever in Nathaniel Martello-White's assured debut. → Read More

Unwelcome review – the mother of Irish folk horror

A young couple reeling from a violent attack play host to strange house guests in Jon Wright's Irish horror. → Read More

January review – Funny, strange cold, creeping horror

Two men snowed in at a remote cabin await the return of their boss in Andrey Paounov's unique, existential horror. → Read More

The classic Italian political drama about the tyranny of industrial capitalism

Elio Petri's The Working Class Goes to Heaven remains a sobering portrait of life as a cog in the oppressive machine. → Read More

Skinamarink review – pure and primal child’s-eye horror

A young brother and sister face their worst fears in Kyle Edward Ball's inventive microbudget horror. → Read More


10 great films set outside our solar system

No films take us further away. → Read More

A robotic Santa wreaks havoc in a new festive offering

Christmas Bloody Christmas is a Yuletide horror with a dark sense of humour and some killer robots. → Read More

Discover the slapstick joys of this 80s martial arts comedy

Sammo Hung stars as a hapless amateur detective in Wu Ma's classic comedy caper. → Read More


10 great zombie films

Tracing the evolution of the living dead on screen. → Read More


Primal scenes and personal perspectives: reflections on the Cult strand at LFF

Anton Bitel digs into some personal highlights from the selection of the weird and wayward at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. → Read More

Discover this high-octane, anti-colonial Jackie Chan actioner

Like its predecessors, 1992’s Police Story 3: Supercop offers plenty of thrills and spills – but with more political commentary. → Read More


Preview: 10 traumatic treats from the Arrow Video FrightFest 2022

Past traumas and forgotten histories re-emerge to wreak havoc in the present in some of the best films playing at this year’s FrightFest. → Read More

Revisiting Tremors, the cult monster western with a sense of humour

Ron Underwood's 1990 giant worm flick gets the ultra HD treatment care of Arrow Films. → Read More


10 great robot films

How we respond to robots on screen tells us much about our own capacity for empathy. Take these 10 tests. → Read More

The Black Phone review – Intriguing but thin supernatural horror

Scott Derrickson returns to his horror roots with this story of a pre-teen who faces off against a sinister serial killer, with help from his previous victims. → Read More

How Basic Instinct turned the erotic thriller on its head

Paul Verhoeven’s subversive 1992 film is a Hitchcockian thriller with the kink brought to the surface. → Read More


10 great nunsploitation films

Paul Verhoeven’s new film Benedetta resurrects a notorious strain of exploitation movie mingling the sexual and the sacred. → Read More

You Are Not My Mother review – An unnerving myth with a gothic edge

A family find themselves troubled by malevolent familial forces in director Kate Dolan’s tense drama-horror. → Read More

Discover Francis Ford Coppola’s Psycho-inspired directorial debut

The Roger Corman-produced Dementia 13 is much more than a quickie Hitchcock ripoff, as this Director’s Cut proves. → Read More