Film bits and bobs

Spider Forest (2004)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Song Il-Gon weaves an inescapable trap for characters and viewers alike in this melancholic Korean mystery. Review: A scene in the middle of Spider Forest (Geomi sup) shows Kang … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Man Without A Past (2002)

First published by Daily Info A man comes by nighttrain to Helsinki. As he sleeps on a park bench, three hoodlums beat him repeatedly about the head with a baseball … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

88 (2014)

Review first published by TwitchFilm In British bingo, if the number 88 comes up, the caller will shout, “Two fat ladies!”, as a conventional code for the two figures’ pictographic … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vital (2004)

Review first published by EyeforFilm Thanks to his use of dream-like narratives and body horror, outsider auteur Tsukamoto Shinya is often regarded as Japan’s answer to David Lynch or David Cronenberg, but in fact his many … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

Waltz With Bashir (2008)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: In Ari Folman’s feature-length animated documentary, the filmmaker and one-time soldier sets out to reconstruct his repressed memories of the First Lebanon War. Review: Documentaries are … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Fallow Field (2009)

Review first published in movieScope. Waking confused in the middle of a field, Matt Sadler (Steve Garry) hitches a ride to his home in Shrewsbury. Unable to remember anything about … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment


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