Review: Alive (2020)

A few months ago, I took a screenwriting course, which resulted in my very own first draft of a film short. I learnt a lot along the way, not least the challenges involved in the entire creative process in utilising the time to tell your story, realise your vision and, in this case, provoke a […]

Review: Military Wives

I will be honest, and I don’t mean this to be offensive to any film that is based on a true story, but I generally, and admittedly cynically, run a mile from anything that has a whiff of ‘feel-good’. But I’ll happily admit upfront that this film actually made me feel good. Very good. Starring […]

Review: Greed

As a child i was terrified of the poem, The Lion and Albert, by Marriott Edgar. Set at a ‘famous seaside place called Blackpool’, it was all literally a bit too close to home for me (growing up in a small village about 3 miles out…). It still haunts me. Anyway, I’ll just leave that […]

Review: Queen & Slim

Just reading the synopsis of the film I was about to see caused me tension. I’d already subconsciously seen the film to come flash before my eyes. It was dark, it was unjust, it was a difficult watch and it was Crash (2004). And to be honest it was all those things at times, but […]

Review – The Dead Center (2018)

‘A fantastically dark and scary mystery with the pace and propulsion of a low-budget action-thriller from writer/director Billy Senese. The corpse of an unidentified suicide victim walks out of a morgue and into a psychiatric hospital, becoming the object of obsession for a troubled doctor (played by Primer director Shane Carruth). The reanimated John Doe (Jeremy Childs) […]

Review – The Lighthouse (2019)

‘Director Robert Eggers’ follows up his 2015 folk-horror debut The Witch with another eerie period tale. Set in the 1890s, the film stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as lighthouse keepers battling the elements, isolation, inner demons and possibly some form of mythical supernatural force during a four-week posting on a rocky Maine island. Atmospherically shot in […]