Afterschool (2008)

Afterschool first published by Film4 Summary: The feature debut of Antonio Campos (Buy It Now) concerns a fatal incident at an élite prep school and its repercussions for one troubled pupil.  Review: Nothing quite puts us in our place as viewers like an image of someone looking at images – and that is precisely where Afterschool opens….

Over The Edge

Over The Edge (1979)

Over The Edge first published by Little White Lies, as the 128th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “Welcome to New Granada,” reads the roadside billboard which opens Jonathan Kaplan’s Over The Edge, with the subtitle “tomorrow’s city… today” – but behind it is only empty space. This planned community was meant to be a…


Deadgirl (2008)

Deadgirl first reviewed for EyeforFilm (here slightly altered) A deserted classroon. A desolate library. A silent gymnasium. A cafeteria where the only sign of life is an overturned milk carton slowly dripping its contents onto the floor. Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel’s Deadgirl may be character-driven, but it opens with a montage of abandoned spaces in a…