Film bits and bobs

Landmine Goes Click (2015)

First published by Sight & Sound A landmine is all latent potential. It lies hidden, sometimes for years, and then when triggered brings indiscriminate death and devastation to all caught … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scherzo Diabolico (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm “You need a strong grip,” Aram (Francisco Barreiro, all restraint behind his big moustache) is told by gangster client Mendez, whom he has just saved from … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a 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

The Yellow Sea (2011)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Hot on the heels of The Chaser, Na Hong-jin’s second feature is an equally breathless tale of exile, assassination and existentialism. Review: The Yellow Sea (Hwanghae) opens with its … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Chaser (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Na Hong-Jin’s feature debut is a noirish dash through the very s(e)oul of Korea in search of a serial killer. Review: “Sir, I made a mistake, I … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sleep Tight (2011)

First published by LittleWhiteLies Much like Jaume Balagueró’s telemovie Films To Keep You Awake: To Let and his shakicam shockers [Rec] and [Rec]2 (both co-directed with Paco Plaza), Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes) concerns characters locked in an apartment building with an … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Grand Piano (2013)

A shorter version of this was first published by Little White Lies “If you play music this dense, you’re gonna hit a wrong note. And they won’t know. They never … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Fear (2013)

First published by Sight & Sound, December 2013 Synopsis: Ireland, present day. Following a minor run-in with the local pub’s all-male clientèle, Lucy and Tom (who met two weeks earlier) … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Forgotten (2004)

Review first published by Movie Gazette Joseph Ruben’’s ‘The Forgotten’ opens with a sweeping aerial view of New York City, before zeroing in on a group of young children playing … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black Rock (2012)

Review first published by Film4. Synopsis: Working from a screenplay by mumblecore maverick Mark Duplass, director Katie Aselton pits three women and three men in a regressive struggle for life … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · Leave a comment


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