Film bits and bobs

High-Rise (2015)

First published (in a shorter version) by Little White Lies “Sometimes he found it difficult to believe in a future that had not already taken place.” In Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

First published by Daily Info Well, he did say he’d be back. In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the rôle for which he was born … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Cypher (2002)

First published by Movie Gazette Director Vincenzo Natali has followed his claustrophobic debut Cube with Cypher, another tale of labyrinthine entrapment set in the not so distant future. Only this … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Babylon A.D. (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Vin Diesel’s veteran-turned-mercenary escorts an innocent young woman through an apocalyptic futurescape, unsure whether she is human bomb or new messiah. From the director of La … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Renaissance (2006)

First published by EyeforFilm When a talented and ambitious young geneticist called Ilona Tasuiev (voiced by Romola Garai) is violently abducted in a car park, the DA’s office turns to … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

First published by EyeforFilm ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky has had several incarnations, all unified by the (then) winning charisma of a fresh-faced Mel Gibson, by the mad directing skills and archetype-pimping … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dredd (2012)

First published by movieScope “Male – another Judge,” says mutant psychic Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), when asked to assess a stranger whom she cannot even see. “I can feel anger … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Congress (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “People call RRR science fiction, but I just say it’s not, it’s documentary.” So says actress Robin Wright in a televised promotional interview about … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Double (2013)

Review first published by Little White Lies A man slumbers on a train. This opening image from The Double might just be all that is strictly real in this uncanny, … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Zero Theorem (2013)

Review first published by EyeforFilm We have been here before. If Terry Gilliam’s greatest film Brazil (1985) dealt with an ordinary man’s search for identity, love and dreams in a … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment


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