Film bits and bobs

The Invitation (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015 A cult following is something that takes time … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tears of God (2015)

First published by FilmLand Empire The first thing we see in Robert Hillyer Barnett’s feature debut is a movie camera, filmed head on as though it were filming us. The … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

First published by musicOMH If you want to evoke hell in cinema, all you need is smouldering fires and horrific torments; and for heaven, just paint everything pearly white. When … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Wicker Man: The Final Cut (2013)

Review first published by Little White Lies At the heart of 1973’s The Wicker Man is a clash of old and new — although given that the ‘new’ is a … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

Blood Car (2007)

Review first appeared in S&S Mar 2012. Synopsis: America, near future. With petrol prices exorbitant, nobody drives. Archie Andrews – kindergarten teacher, vegan and amateur inventor – hopes to run … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment


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