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They Look Like People (2015)

First published by Vérité “So this is the basement. It’s for killing people or raping animals,” jokes Christian (Evan Dumouchel). “Why am I showing this to you?” Wyatt (MacLeod Andrews) has … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Take Shelter (2011)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Jeff Nichols’ follow-up to Shotgun Stories dramatises the breakdown of a family man and the world around him. Review: “It’s hard to explain because it’s not just … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Voices (2014)

First published by Sight & Sound, April 2015 Synopsis: Milton, an industrial town in America. Unbeknownst to his co-workers at a bathroom fixtures factory, Jerry is a paranoid schizophrenic, as … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Altered (2015)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “You keep thinking like that, these streets will eat you up. You’ve got to change your negativity. What I’m saying to you, dude: it’s … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Dementamania (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks It is Friday the 13th, 2013, and something is bugging well-to-do white-collar drone Edward Arkham (Sam Robertson). After being stung by a nightmarish wasp … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Julia (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Like clockwork, Lady Snowblood,” says the Japanese bartender (Kumiko Konishi) to the quiet woman who has recently started frequenting her all-women’s drinking hole in … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Magic Magic (2013)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, May 2014 Synopsis: Santiago, Chile. Alicia has just arrived from California to visit her cousin Sara, and is introduced to Sara’s boyfriend Agustín, … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Clean, Shaven (1993)

This was originally published in Film International Issue #29, Sept/Oct 2007 Just released from an institution, a mentally deranged young man travels to a coastal town in search of his … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

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