Film bits and bobs

Observance (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015 “Just watch and report back. That simple.” Still … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Skeletons (2010)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Nick Whitfield’s feature debut is an eccentric blend of high-concept miracle, Northern mundanity – and Bulgarian voices. Review: When we first meet Davis (Ed Gaughan) and Bennett … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nina Forever (2015)

First published by Vérité “I’d love it if my boyfriend tried to kill himself because I’d died,” declares 19-year-old Holly (Abigail Hardingham). “But he didn’t kill himself, did he?” replies … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, December 2014 Synopsis: Thailand, 2012. In their final term of high school, Mary Malony and her best friend Suri embark on a project … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Life After Beth (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Zack Orfman (Dane DeHaan) is grieving. His girlfriend Beth Slocum (Aubrey Plaza) was recently bitten by a snake, and died. They had been going … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vinyan (2008)

First published by Little White Lies The films of Fabrice Du Welz occupy an uneasy borderline that makes them difficult to pin down (and no doubt even more difficult to … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 4 Comments


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