The Shift

The Shift (2023)

The Shift opens with several things: firstly, a textual quote (“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall depart”) which, like all the quotes that regularly punctuate the film, is excerpted from the Old Testament Book of Job; secondly the image of a man emerging bloody, as though reborn, from the middle…

Bunker 6 (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks What with Xavier Gens’ painstakingly nihilistic The Divide (2011) and now Greg Jackson’s feature debut Bunker 6, Canada is fast establishing itself as cinema’s ground zero for tense post-apocalyptic bunker-set psychodramas – wherein, no matter how fatally toxic the wastelands outside may be, the real hell is figured as a…