Film bits and bobs

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

First published by EyeforFilm With its location shoots in California’s Mission Bay, its ‘cameo’ (in archival footage seen on a television screen) from Tippi Hedren herself and its winged death … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rogue (2007)

First published by Little White Lies Love it or loathe it, Paul Hogan’s Crocodile Dundee (1986), coupled with a series of commercials that Hogan made for the Australian Tourist Commission … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hallow (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow Adam Hitchens (Joseph Mawle) is a man conflicted. He has just moved, with his wife Clare (Bojana Novakovic) and their baby Finn, from London to the … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stung (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm “What is a bee’s favourite movie?” Paul (Matt O’Leary) asks his boss – and the object of his affections – Julia (Jessica Cook). “Stingin’ in the … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Long Weekend (2008)

First published by EyeforFilm “Not everybody’s afraid of Mother Nature, sweetheart. Not everybody’s afraid.” A childless, bickering couple takes a break in Eden, only to discover that their civilized veneer … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Long Weekend (1978)

First published by EyeforFilm Search a beach long and hard enough and eventually, amidst those countless grains of sand, you are bound to unearth a lost treasure. Long Weekend marked … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

First published by Movie Gazette Ants, ticks, frogs, cockroaches, spiders, sharks, octopus, slugs, crocodiles, komodo dragons, wild boars, lions, piranha, rats, tomatoes and many other critters have all had their … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Backcountry (2014)

Review first published by Vérité Film Magazine Writer/director Adam McDonald’s feature debut begins with a stark contrast. The opening shot is a slow tilt down woodland trees, with the buzzing … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Host (2006)

Review first published by EyeforFilm If Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder (2003) was the last serial killer movie in which the detectives were all bumbling farmboys and the crimes were left unsolved, … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Bay (2012)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, March 2013 Synopsis: 2012.  Donna Thompson offers an eyewitness commentary (over Skype) on a cataclysmic biological event that killed most of the population … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


Social media

My most scatterbrained rantings can be found on

Follow RantBit on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,854 other followers