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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

Desolate (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Have you ever wondered if it would be better if all this sort of ended? Boom!” This is Chad (Jez Bonham), on his first, … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Patema Inverted (2013)

Longer version of review first published in LittleWhiteLies As a genre which reflects and defamiliarises everyday societal tensions through a glass darkly, dystopian fiction is always inverting the world as … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Machine (2013)

Longer version of review first published by Sight & Sound, April 2014 Synopsis: Britain, the future. Amidst an escalating cold war with China, ‘genius’ cyberneticist Dr Vincent McCarthy experiments with … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Zero Theorem (2013)

Review first published by EyeforFilm We have been here before. If Terry Gilliam’s greatest film Brazil (1985) dealt with an ordinary man’s search for identity, love and dreams in a … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Her (2013)

Review first published by Film4. Synopsis: Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Where The Wild Things Are) writes and directs this melancholic romance set in the near future. Review: Spike … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Review first published by Daily Info – and genuinely one of my favourite scoops of studio-released batshit. Director Lawrence Kasdan is best known for The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist … Continue reading

December 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Skyline (2010)

Review first published by EyeforFilm. In the wee hours of the morning in a Los Angeles penthouse that was the scene of a party the night before, Elaine (Scottie Thompson) … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Wall (2012)

Review first published by EyeforFilm. “Freedom is a journey,” go the English-language lyrics to the anodyne pop song that plays on the car radio as elderly couple Hugo (Karl Heinz … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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