Film bits and bobs

Lucifer (2014)

First published by Vérité “Every judgment is meaningless” declares a voice at the beginning of Belgian director Gust van den Berghe’s Lucifer, before launching into a mythic account of the perfect knowledge … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

First published by EyeforFilm “Another one?” This is the grimly resigned response of Kageyu (Yakusho Koji), Chief Official of the noble Ii clan, when he is informed that there is … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Avatar (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Pandora, the jungle moon at the centre of James Cameron’s Avatar, has a lot of waterfalls. In one scene, protagonist Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) leaps from … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: There are madcap penguins, a secret arctic agency, and a grudge-bearing octopus mastermind in this 3D animated spinoff from the Madagascar franchise. Review: “I reject nature!” … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sammy’s Great Escape (2012)

Review first published in S&S April 2012 Synopsis: The Caribbean. As turtles Sammy and Ray oversee the hatching of their respective grandchildren Ella and Ricky, they are captured to be … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment


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