Faceless

Faceless (2021)

Faceless had its European première at Grimmfest 2021 George (Cullen Mosk) sits waiting in a parked car, the engine idling. Ignoring a call from his mother, he counts out a pile of dollar bills (adding one from his own pocket), and heads off to a dogfight where he gambles and loses everything and, pursued by…

Drone

The Drone (2019)

The Drone first published by SciFiNow Some would argue that the drone shot is killing cinema. It allows filmmakers to show hovering god’s-eye views without having to hire a budget-breaking crane or helicopter – but the wobbly distance that it offers gets tired with gratuitous overuse (especially in indie documentaries). In The Drone, however, these…

Neighbour

The Neighbour (2016)

First published by Little White Lies, as part 20 of my Cinema Psychotronicum column “Don’t measure your neighbour’s honesty by your own,” reads the ‘American proverb’ that opens Marcus Dunstan’s third feature after The Collector (2009) and its sequel The Collection (2012). Which is to say that The Neighbour begins with a suggestion not only…