Tag: film

Crimes of the Future

2022 Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman, Nadia Litz, Tanaya Beatty, Lihi Kornowski, Welket Bungué Words: C. Abbott – “Surgery is the new sex.” A line that feels quintessentially David Cronenberg. It punctuates the very heart of his… Continue Reading “Crimes of the Future”

Dog Soldiers

2002 Director: Neil Marshall Starring: Emma Cleasby, Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee Words: Scott Burns. . “Six Men. Full Moon. No Chance.” Making a long-overdue appearance on UK Blu-ray and streaming is Neil Marshall’s lad’s-mag inflected and gore-soaked horror debut Dog Soldiers from… Continue Reading “Dog Soldiers”

Press Eject: The Video Nasties Saga

. Words: Scott Burns.  . The Eighties: Margaret Thatcher, the Falklands War, David Hasselhoff. But what about the good stuff? Well, there was Rik and Ade, Factory Records, the Summer Blockbuster (if, like me, you were of an age in single digits) and films… Continue Reading “Press Eject: The Video Nasties Saga”

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD

1966 Director: Gordon Flemyng Words: Scott Burns. The ambitious sequel to 1965’s Dr. Who And The Daleks and based on the popular William Hartnell-era story, The Dalek Invasion Of Earth by Terry Nation, Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD sees a returning Peter Cushing as… Continue Reading “Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD”

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

1965 Words: Scott Burns.  . Produced in 1965, two years after the first transmission of the legendary BBC show (broadcast the same day as the assassination of John F. Kennedy) which followed the adventures of The Doctor (William Hartnell), his granddaughter Susan (Carole Ann… Continue Reading “Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)”

MEN

2022 Director: Alex Garland Cast: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear Words: Carly Stevenson. . Alex Garland’s third film, following Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018), makes effective use of the trappings of folk horror to explore the reproduction of misogyny. Jessie Buckley plays Harper, an… Continue Reading “MEN”

The Innocents

Director: Eskil Vogt Cast: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Morten Svartveit Words: Rhiannon Topham. The Innocents, from Eskil Vogt (frequent writing collaborator of Joachim Trier, and director of 2014 drama Blind), begins with a… Continue Reading “The Innocents”

Blade Runner & The Thing; one day in 1982.

1982 Directors: Ridley Scott, John Carpenter Words: Oliver Innocent. . 1982 was a milestone year for American popular cinema, with a slew of future classics dominating the box office. Steven Spielberg was the undisputed king with his family-friendly E.T. the Extra Terrestrial achieving the… Continue Reading “Blade Runner & The Thing; one day in 1982.”

Hive

Director: Blerta Basholli Cast: Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Kumrije Hoxha, Aurita Agushi, Adriana Matoshi, Molikë Maxhuni, Blerta Ismaili Words – Rhiannon Topham. At the heart of writer and director Blerta Basholli’s triple-Sundance-winning drama Hive is a message of hope in a time of tragedy… Continue Reading “Hive”

The Worst Person in the World

Director: Joachim Trier Cast: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum Words – Rhiannon Topham. Joachim Trier’s latest feature, The Worst Person in the World, offers a relatable and (dare I say it) refreshing take on drama, romance, comedy and elements of tragedy in… Continue Reading “The Worst Person in the World”