Film bits and bobs

Landmine Goes Click (2015)

First published by Sight & Sound A landmine is all latent potential. It lies hidden, sometimes for years, and then when triggered brings indiscriminate death and devastation to all caught … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

First published by Little White Lies No-one saw it coming. Defying all predictability, Peter Strickland’s debut Katalin Varga (2009) was an English film telling a Romanian (and Romanian-language) rape/revenge story set to eclectic soundscapes … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Woman (2011)

Review first published by Little White Lies Stick around after the closing credits of Lucky McKee’s The Woman, and you will be treated to a beautifully animated sequence in which … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine (2007)

Crispin Hellion Glover’s It Is Fine! Everything is Fine is, to put it mildly, confronting. It concerns Paul Baker (Steven C. Stewart), a wheelchair-bound man with severe cerebral palsy living … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Balls Deep’: Riddick’s flirtation with incivility

First published by Cinetalk Note: spoiler-heavy. “I got sloppy, lost my edge. Maybe I went and did the worst crime of all. I got civilised. So now, we reverse the … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 6 Comments


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