Film bits and bobs

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015   Like necrophiles, cinephiles dream that the object … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Poetry (2010)

First published by Little White Lies There is something about blank pages – or empty screens – that demands we fill them with a bit of ourselves. This is why … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Oasis (2002)

First published by Little White Lies “You have to be responsible for your actions. You have to fit in with society, be aware of how others see you.” Or so … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo’s feature debut is a noirish drama set in the sleepy Spanish backwoods. Review: Sunflowers, as their name suggests, tilt and turn their flowers over the … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Body (2015)

Review first published by Vérité “It’s the big house on… oh my god, there’s blood everywhere… he can’t be dead… please, please.” Body opens with audio only: a very distressed … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 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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