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Marshland (La isla mínima, 2014)

First published by Little White Lies Marshland (aka La isla mínima) opens with spectacular high-angle aerials of the littoral spaces around the Guadalquivir River. Livestock are reduced to moving dots, … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

P’tit Quinquin (2014)

First published by Little White Lies “Let’s roll!” declares bungling, twitching Commandant Van der Weyden (Bernard Pruvost), of the National Police, as he and his partner Lieutenant Carpentier (Philippe Jore) … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spider Forest (2004)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Song Il-Gon weaves an inescapable trap for characters and viewers alike in this melancholic Korean mystery. Review: A scene in the middle of Spider Forest (Geomi sup) shows Kang … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don’t Look Now (1973)

First published by Little White Lies “Nothing is what it seems,” says John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) to his wife Laura (Julie Christie) in the opening sequence to Don’t Look Now, in … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Innocence (2004)

First published by EyeforFilm A hermetically sealed world, a hidden theatre, a mystifying narrative full of hauntingly beautiful images, an indefinable sense of menace and a soundtrack dominated by old … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Enemy (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “Chaos is order yet undeciphered” reads text near the beginning of Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, proclaiming the film’s status as a thorny puzzle in need … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mystery Road (2013)

Review first published by EyeforFilm When, with his previous, excellent feature Toomelah, Ivan Sen forced viewers to look hard at the long-term after-effects of historical mistreatment and abuse on a small … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lake Mungo (2008)

Review first published by LWLies. “It just didn’t really feel like it was real,” says Kim Whittle (Chloe Armstrong). She is describing to an interviewer what it was like to … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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