Film bits and bobs

The Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth: analysis of a still for LWLies

A piece first published in the 50th Edition of Little White Lies (Nov/Dec 2013), and focusing on a single image from a film made in 2006. Some film images exist merely for … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: In Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning fairytale for adults, fascism struggles to trample an innocent’s imagination. Review: In the imagination of filmmakers, there is something about the … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

God Told Me To (1976)

First published by FilmLand Empire “I grew up at a Catholic Boys’ School at the Bronx. Graduated to DeWitt Clinton High School. A year at Fordham University before I joined … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Horton Hears A Who! (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: This feature-length children’s film uses state-of-the-art CGI to imagine the mannered worlds of Dr Seuss. The voice cast includes Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. Review: When Theodor … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Tribe (2014)

Review first published by Little White Lies While recently Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist and Miguel Gomes’ Tabu have pastiched the mimetic motifs of Silent Era cinema, and other filmmakers (notably … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

White God (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Everything terrible is something that needs our love,” runs the text (cited from Rilke) with which White God opens – and then a sequence from near the … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The President (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Once upon a time, there was a President who had a very bad temper. One day the President’s family went to the airport. They … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Visitor (1979)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “You’ve been feeling strange lately, Barbara, confused. This confusion has been transmitted to you from another time, another place, beyond human knowledge and understanding.” … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Dance of Reality (La danza de la realidad) (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks The scene is Tocopilla, a small town between desert and sea in 1930s Chile. There the matronly Sara (Pamela Flores) seems so lustrous, so … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hansel and Gretel (2007)

Review first published by EyeforFilm. “In this world, in an unimaginably strange place, a deep forest that we could suddenly fall into exists somewhere out there,” states Lee Eun-soo (Chun … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment


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