Film bits and bobs

The Witch Who Came From The Sea (1976)

First published by TheHorrorShow “Who is she?” asks Molly (Millie Perkins) of the female figure on the painting before her. “She’s a witch come out of the sea,” responds Billy … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fantastic Four’s Invisible Woman

In Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four (2015), when Reed (Miles Teller) and Victor (Toby Kebbell) go on their unauthorised drunken joyride in their big Tele-whatsit toy to Planet Zero, they do not once … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Of Insects and Men: ANT-MAN’s protected queen, and Marvel’s man-sized problem

“It’s about time.” And with those three words – delivered by the significantly named Hope (Evangeline Lilly) near, even after, the end of the film’s narrative proper – Ant-Man (2015) both … Continue reading

July 17, 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

Girlhood (2014)

Review first published in a shorter version by Little White Lies Wearing a chain necklace bearing her new street name ‘Vic’, 16-year-old Marieme (Karidja Touré), together with three fellow gang … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nathalie… (2003)

First published by Movie Gazette The complicated dynamics of the relationship between husband, wife and lover have been explored time and time again by French cinema, but director Anne Fontaine … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

First published by LWLies “Once upon a time, long long ago, there lived an old bamboo woodcutter…” Along with the exquisitely layered and painted parchments that we see at the … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Raze (2013)

A male director (Josh C. Waller) and his male co-writers (Robert Beaucage, Kenny Gage) play at containing & controlling Zoë Bell’s unleashed maenadism, along the way problematising and punishing the male … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Developed from Ana Lily Amirpour’s 2011 short film of the same name, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a modern fairytale, its … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Julia (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Like clockwork, Lady Snowblood,” says the Japanese bartender (Kumiko Konishi) to the quiet woman who has recently started frequenting her all-women’s drinking hole in … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment


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