Film bits and bobs

Emelie (2015)

First published by Little White Lies Michael Thelin’s Emelie opens with a leafy neighbourhood street, shot wide by an unmoving camera in a single take. First heard talking on her phone about … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shutter Island (2010)

First published by EyeforFilm It is 1954, in the Boston Harbour Islands. A ferryboat emerges from a thick mist, as belowdecks a man is puking his guts out. This sequence … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Babadook (2014)

Review first published by Groslch FilmWorks The Babadook opens with a fixed medium close-up of Amelia (Essie Davis), pregnant and panting in the seat of a moving car. We hear … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

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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