Film bits and bobs

Stroszek (1977)

First published by Movie Gazette Director Werner Herzog is renowned for introducing unconventional elements to his films which, far from being merely contrived gimmicks, coax out unexpected truths from his … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Desert (aka Zombie Desert, aka What’s Left Of Us) (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks Microphones on a house’s barred window capture the amplified buzzing of flies, and birdsong, and shuffling footfalls, and a strange death-rattle wheeze. A blonde woman, … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Woman of the Dunes (1964)

Review first published by EyeforFilm Teshigahara Hiroshi’s film opens with the image of a strange crystal shape whose uneven enormity fills the entire screen, challenging viewers to identify what it … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Deep (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks. “I’m going home,” declares Gulli  (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) near the end of The Deep (Djúpið). One icy night, a fishing boat sinks three miles … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment


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