Film bits and bobs

‘Balls Deep’: Riddick’s flirtation with incivility

First published by Cinetalk Note: spoiler-heavy. “I got sloppy, lost my edge. Maybe I went and did the worst crime of all. I got civilised. So now, we reverse the … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

World War Z (2013)

Review first published by Cinetalk. Few will enter World War Z entirely unprepared. Some might have read Max (son of Mel) Brooks’ polydiegetic source novel. Many will have heard the … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Warm Bodies (2013)

Review first published by Cinetalk. If humans and zombies have always observed an uneasy apartheid, then it took Warm Bodies – both the 2010 novel by Isaac Marion and now … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Curandero: Dawn of the Demon (2005)

Review first published by Cinetalk. “They drink blood, they yank out spinal cords, chop up bodies,” Federal Agent Magdalena (Gizeht Galatea) tells Carlos Gutiérrez (Carlos Gallardo) over dinner, as she … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hidden Face (La Cara Oculta) (2011)

Review first published by Cinetalk. “These cases are more common than you might think – even in this country.” So says the police officer (Julio Pachón) in charge of investigating … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fresh Meat (2012)

Review first published at Cinetalk. It may open in the respectable-sounding St Agnes School for Young Maori Ladies, but less than a minute of Danny Mulheron’s Fresh Meat has elapsed … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Devil’s Sisters (1966)

DVD review first published on Cinetalk. “I had never seen anything like it, except in the movies of course. I was already beginning to feel like a movie star.” So … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 1 Comment


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