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

Kotoko (2011)

First published by EyeforFilm “Hang tough, Japan!” exhorts the man on the television set. It is a subtle acknowledgement that production on Tsukamoto Shinya’s Kotoko took place in the shadow … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a 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

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

Review first published by Movie Gazette A young actress who is the daughter of a famous European director moves to Hollywood, where she gets caught in a downward spiral of … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Forgotten (2004)

Review first published by Movie Gazette Joseph Ruben’’s ‘The Forgotten’ opens with a sweeping aerial view of New York City, before zeroing in on a group of young children playing … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

MAMA (2013)

Here’s my review of Andrés Muschietti’s MAMA for LWLies: After Wall Street financier Jeffrey Desanges (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) goes postal on two work colleagues and his own wife, he and his … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment


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