Film bits and bobs

Set Fire To The Stars (2014)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, December 2014 Synopsis: New York, 1950. Sponsored by his colleague Jack, young, newly appointed professor of poetry John Malcolm Brinnin receives a grant … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grand Piano (2013)

A shorter version of this was first published by Little White Lies “If you play music this dense, you’re gonna hit a wrong note. And they won’t know. They never … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Maniac (2012)

Review first published in S&S April 2013 Synopsis: Downtown L.A., the present. Loner Frank Zito restores antique mannequins in an inherited workshop – and also hunts and murders women at … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

MANIAC remake: first cut

Franck Khalfoun’s s(l)ickly stylised remake of William Lustig’s Maniac (1980) hits cinemas today, and it is everything a remake should be (contrast Evil Dead, also out this week). For it … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 2 Comments


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