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Ian Schultz

Ian Schultz

Ian Schultz (Writer)
A sharp scribe who loves cinema of all sorts, particularly Terry Gilliam

Ian Schultz is a film writer based in Leeds, where he runs Psychotronic Cinema. He has been writing about films for about eight years, with articles and reviews appearing in Little White Lies and LiveForFilms, amongst other places. His favourite director is Terry Gilliam, and he loves science fiction, film noir and surrealist films, as well as offbeat Westerns and black comedies. He doesn’t discriminate, though, he can find something in any genre that he likes.

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Other posts by Ian Schultz
The Beta Test
A Hollywood agent struggles to navigate the post-#MeToo film industry, in Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe's ambitious yet poorly structured new movie - in cinemas now [Read More...]

The Tragedy of Macbeth
In a rare solo outing as director and writer, Joel Coen draws upon on the lineage of Macbeth on screen, particularly the Orson Welles version, while putting his own unique stamp on it - from the BFI London Film Festival [Read More...]

The Velvet Underground
One of the greatest music acts of all times gets the Todd Haynes treatment; the outcome is a fitting tribute as revolutionary as the band - now on VoD [Read More...]

The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson's star-studded anthology film is a complex and delightful ode to journalism, and it may require a few viewings in order to unpack all the references - in cinemas on Friday, October 22nd [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to Edgar Wright
The British director of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and BABY DRIVER talks about his first ever documentary THE SPARKS BROTHERS - in exclusive interview [Read More...]

Bye Bye Morons (Adieu les Cons)
Delightful and quirky French movie about mother on a quest to find her son topped the Césars earlier this year and has abundant references to Terry Gilliam - in cinemas on Friday, July 23rd; also available on Curzon Home Cinema [Read More...]

Deerskin (Le Daim)
One man's obsession with his designer jacket turns him into a serial killer, in this dirtylicious black comedy starring a smiling Jean Dujardin - on VoD on Monday, September 27th [Read More...]

Martin Eden
Lose your soul with Luca Marinelli, in this impressive Italian drama about one man's futile quest for happiness - on VoD on Friday, August 13th [Read More...]

The Trial of the Chicago 7
A group of anti-Vietnam War protesters is charged with conspiracy, in this effective yet watered-down historical drama - now on Netflix [Read More...]

Sound of Metal
Deep dive into the headspace of a metal drummer gone deaf, in this finely crafted American drama with an impressive sound design - in cinemas and VoD [Read More...]

I Blame Society
Feminist horror comedy made on a shoestring budget is is a savage stake into the heart of faux-woke Hollywood - on Digital on Monday, April 19th [Read More...]

Promising Young Woman
Ian Schultz explains why the promising British movie isn't as groundbreaking and subversive as it purports to be - on Sky Cinema on Friday, April 16th [Read More...]

Jakob’s Wife
Horror veteran Barbara Crampton plays a small-town minister's wife who reclaims her appetite for life upon becoming a vampire - on VoD on Thursday, August 19th [Read More...]

Swan Song
Udo Kier shines as a flamboyant queen in her twilight years in a small American town, in this endearing drama loosely based on a real story - from SXSW [Read More...]

Alien on Stage
A group of bus drivers from Dorset (yes, you read that right) ditch Christmas panto in favour of Ridley Scott's Alien, with chestburster et al - British documentary premiered at SXSW [Read More...]

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
The fascinating life of frontwoman for the British the punk rock band X-Ray Spex is the subject of this documentary, directed by the singer's own daughter - from SXSW (and available on BFI Player) [Read More...]

Take a lengthy look at the career of Kevin Smith, the charismatic and upbeat director of the highly successful indie comedy Clerks - from SXSW [Read More...]

The Sparks Brothers
"The Best British band to come out of the US" have an impressive career spanning five decades, and this rockumentary gives the eccentric duo just the right treatment - in cinemas on Friday, July 30th [Read More...]

Creation Stories
Biopic of Alan McGee, the co-founder of Creation Records who changed the face of British music, is just as messed up as the man it portrays - on Sky Cinema on Friday, March 19th [Read More...]

Silk Road
The internet's first unregulated marketplace becomes rife with illicit drugs, in the real-life story of the young and idealistic Ross Ulbricht - on VoD on Monday, March 22nd [Read More...]

He Dreams of Giants
Two documentarists register Terry Gilliam's own Quixotic quest during the completion of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, revealing a resolute yet fallible artist - on VoD on Monday, March 29th [Read More...]

A light-skinned black woman "passes" as white, in this quiet and impressive drama about the complexities of racial identity - on Netflix on Friday, November 12th [Read More...]

Judas and the Black Messiah
American biographical drama of African American activist is a rock-solid political crime drama, and it will make you indignant of the actions of the FBI - on VoD on Thursday, March 11th [Read More...]

Prisoners of the Ghostland
A criminal is enlisted to rescue the governor's granddaughter from a possibly supernatural place, in crime thriller starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Japanese filmmaker - in cinemas Friday, September 17th [Read More...]

In the Earth
Ben Wheatley's pandemic movie is a low-cost, lysergic and disorientating horror flick, cementing the Brighton-based director as one of the most imaginative filmmakers of Britain - live from Sundance [Read More...]

Just as he is writing 'Citizen Kane', Herman J. Mankiewicz takes a dirty look at the manipulative ways of Hollywood - biographical drama starring Gary Oldman is on Netflix and selected cinemas on Friday, December 4th [Read More...]

The second feature by David Cronenberg's son is a terrifying and psychedelic sci-fi starring Andrea Riseborough, and one of the best films of the year - now also available on Shudder [Read More...]

Oddball American comedy is so intoxicated in its own quirkiness that it fails to enrapture and elicit laughter - on Sky Cinema and NOW on Saturday, June 12th [Read More...]

X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes
More than half century later, dirty classic remains a profound meditation the dangers of seeking the unknowable, and the destruction of the human psyche - out now on a crisp Blu-ray edition, and also available for streaming [Read More...]

The suburbs have never been this terrifying before, in this Irish sci-fi thriller starring indie double act Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots - on VoD on Friday, March 27th [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to Bernard Rose
Ian Schultz interviews the 59-year-old English filmmaker and screenwriter, who has a career spanning nearly 40 years and a brand new Samurai movie! [Read More...]

Dolemite is my Name
Eddie Murphy at the top of his game stars in the biopic of deeply subversive blaxploitation star from the 1970s - on Netflix on Friday, October 25th, and also in selected cinemas [Read More...]

Tilting at windmills in Paris
Ian Schultz explains why THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE is Terry Gilliam's best film since BRAZIL, and that it was worth crossing the Channel overnight and by bus in order to watch it! [Read More...]

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