Scene 360

Scene 360 is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Anton Bitel
Rating Title/Year Author
Asura: The City of Madness (2016) Anton Bitel an utterly bleak and unapologetically violent combination of action spectacle, morality play, mythic tragedy and national parable, as the terminal trajectory of Korea's brutal hierarchies and power structures are laid brutally bare, with no way out. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2017
Inside Men (2015) Anton Bitel a tense, but also funny examination of power, corruption and old boys' networks in contemporary Korea, with Baek Yoon-sik putting in a brilliantly cynical turn as a right-wing newspaper editor whose pen is often mightier than any sword (or axe or saw). EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2017
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) Anton Bitel Martin may lack his rôle model's surgical skills, professional tools, scientific interests or concern with clinical hygiene - but in all his sick, sweaty grotesquery, Martin is us. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013
A Serbian Film (2010) Anton Bitel True to its state-of-the-nation title, Srdjan Spasojevic's "A Serbian Film" is an electrifying, ithyphallic allegory of a country bestialised, violated, commodified and sold - by its own - down the river EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) Anton Bitel It... speaks to the authoritarian abuses of twentieth-century history - but it has also, thanks to the chilling (and unflinching) way in which it presents grotesque atrocity, proven as difficult as feces for censors to swallow whole, if at all. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013
Fight Club (1999) Anton Bitel perhaps the most post-9/11 film to have been made pre-9/11, capturing perfectly both the stirring discontent of the Nineties and the madness (both geopolitical and especially economic) that would erupt globally in the decade to come. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013
Apocalypse Now (1979) Anton Bitel reveals the horror of necessary madness. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013
Taxi Driver (1976) Anton Bitel even more unnerving than his own psychotic behaviour is the easy way in which [Travis Bickle] is assimilated and integrated into the very society that he endangers. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013
Edogawa ranpo taizen: Kyofu kikei ningen (Horrors of Malformed Men)(Horror of a Deformed Man) (1969) Anton Bitel Moreau's most unhinged incarnation EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013