Film bits and bobs

The Guest (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Descriptive synopsis: In this darkly funny psychothriller, a returned soldier runs amok through the problems of a smalltown American family. Adam Wingard (A Horrible Way … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

You’re Next (2011)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, September 2013 Synopsis: A student and her older professor are murdered in their woodland love-nest by strangers who leave the message “You’re next” … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 6 Comments

You’re Next (2011)

Review first published by movieScope When affluent, retirement-age Paul (Rob Moran) and Aubrey Davison (Barbara Crampton) and their mostly feckless adult scions all converge on their fixer-upper country estate for … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

V/H/S (2012)

If the title of V/H/S evokes a video format prevalent in the 1980s, then its extraneous ‘slashes’ point in two opposite directions, suggesting both the horror subgenre most closely associated … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 1 Comment


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