Film bits and bobs

Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm Industrious, dedicated but wishywashy, Evan (Fran Kranz) wishes he had replied ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’ after his girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick), from Human Resources, declared her … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

He Never Died (2015)

First published by FilmLand Empire He Never Died begins with a day in the life of protagonist Jack (Henry Rollins) – a ‘muttering man’ of reclusion, routine and relatively few … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Daybreakers (2009)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, March 2010 Synopsis: In 2009, a pandemic virus transforms humans into vampires who can live forever, just so long as they stay out of … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

Review first published by EyeforFilm Where television’s Flight of the Conchords (2007-9), starring its co-writer Jemaine Clement and occasionally directed by Taika Waititi (Eagle vs Shark, Boy), concerned a pair of … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Developed from Ana Lily Amirpour’s 2011 short film of the same name, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a modern fairytale, its … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Valerie and her Week of Wonders (1970)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: With Czechoslovakia under Soviet Occupation, director Jaromil Jires retreats into this oneiric fantasy of a young girl’s journey into adulthood. Review: When Jaromil Jires’ … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Byzantium (2012)

Review first published by LWLies. “My story can never be told,” says 16-year-old Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) in voiceover at the beginning of Byzantium. There are hints right from the outset that … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Harsh Light Of Day (2012)

First published in S&S June 2012 Synopsis: After the launch of his book on the occult, Daniel Shergold is left for dead (and his wife Maria beaten to death) by … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment


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