Film bits and bobs

The Diabolical (2015)

First published by Little White Lies “Not again.” This opening line – coming after the camera has reeled unnaturally (POV-style) through a darkened house, after electrical devices have started and … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Avatar (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Pandora, the jungle moon at the centre of James Cameron’s Avatar, has a lot of waterfalls. In one scene, protagonist Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) leaps from … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hard To Be A God (2013)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “This is not Earth, it’s another planet,” announces the voice-over at the beginning of Aleksei German’s Hard To Be a God (Trudno Byt Bogom), … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

The House at the End of Time (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “I have told you many times before that the only ones here are your little brother, you, me – and dad.” With these words, … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Visitor (1979)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “You’ve been feeling strange lately, Barbara, confused. This confusion has been transmitted to you from another time, another place, beyond human knowledge and understanding.” … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Coherence (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “I just got here. You know what, I need to parallel park and I’m not on my earpiece. Are you good?” Pulling in outside … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Congress (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “People call RRR science fiction, but I just say it’s not, it’s documentary.” So says actress Robin Wright in a televised promotional interview about … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mad, sad and audacious: Sci-Fi London 2014

First published by Sight & Sound Struggled Reagans (2013) 13th Sci-Fi-London: the London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, 24 April-4 May 2014 2014 is a big year … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Skyline (2010)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, January 2011 Synopsis: Marina Del Ray, LA. In town to celebrate his old friend Terry’s birthday, New Yorker Jarrod is torn between news … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Under The Skin (2013)

Review first published in movieScope 37 We first meet Laura (Scarlett Johansson) near the beginning of Under the Skin in a room of uncannily pure white. Dressing her own naked … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment


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