Film bits and bobs

Anguish (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm A mother Sarah (Karina Logue) and her teenaged daughter Lucy (Amberley Gridley) are out driving. “It’s not fair!” complains Lucy, upset about the boundaries being imposed … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tears of God (2015)

First published by FilmLand Empire The first thing we see in Robert Hillyer Barnett’s feature debut is a movie camera, filmed head on as though it were filming us. The … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Atticus Institute (2015)

Review first published by TwitchFilm Straddling the grey area between found footage and faux documentary, The Atticus Institute purports to investigate the events leading to the sudden closure of an underfunded centre … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Clown (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks In October of 2010, a trailer appeared on YouTube for a horror film named Clown – expressly, as the title card at the end showed, “An Eli Roth … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dark Summer (2015)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “Wow! You’re like Shia LaBeouf from that movie with the creep next door.” Here, catching her first glimpse of the electronic monitoring device tethered … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Annabelle (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Cinematographer and sequel king John R. Leonetti tells the turn-of-the-Seventies origin story of a possessed doll last seen in The Conjuring. Review: If blockbuster cinema is … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Devil’s Due (2014)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, March 2014 Synopsis: New Orleans, 2013. Police interview Zach McCall. Ten months earlier, after the last drunken night of a Dominican Republic honeymoon … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment


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