Film bits and bobs

Valhalla Rising (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Many films can boast moments of intensity, but there are very few that maintain their intensity from beginning to end. Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest, Valhalla Rising, … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

First published by EyeforFilm “Frasquita told her story to Busqueros, he told it to Lopez Suarez, who in turn told it to Señor Avadoro. It’s enough to drive you crazy.” … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Pale Flower (1964)

First published by EyeforFilm Mid-ranking yakuza Muraki (Ikebe Ryo) has just been released from a prison stint for murder, and as he looks over the streets of Tokyo for the … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Assassination (Ansatsu) (1964)

First published by EyeforFilm In 1853, four American warships arrive in Japan demanding that, after three centuries of peaceful seclusion, she now open herself up to foreign trade. The Shogunate’s … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Long Weekend (2008)

First published by EyeforFilm “Not everybody’s afraid of Mother Nature, sweetheart. Not everybody’s afraid.” A childless, bickering couple takes a break in Eden, only to discover that their civilized veneer … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Long Weekend (1978)

First published by EyeforFilm Search a beach long and hard enough and eventually, amidst those countless grains of sand, you are bound to unearth a lost treasure. Long Weekend marked … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Match Factory Girl (1990)

First published by EyeforFilm The Match Factory Girl begins with a quote from Sergeanne Golon’s Countess Angelique, one of a series of period novels concerning a humble young woman’s quest … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ariel (1988)

First published by EyeforFilm Aki Kaurismäki’s first feature, Crime And Punishment (1983), updated and transplanted Dostoyevsky’s novel to present day Finland. Since then, the deadpan auteur has written, directed and … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Shadows in Paradise (1986)

First published by EyeforFilm In Goran Dukic’s Wristcutters: A Love Story, limbo is imagined as a place where no one ever smiles, where furnishings and cars all seem second-hand, where the colours … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments


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