Failure!

Failure! (2023)

Failure! had its world première on Mon 28th Aug at FrightFest Writer/director Alex Kahuam’s Failure! begins with a text quotation from Mobeen Hakeem: “Protect the people you claim to love. Protect them from a dark end, even if that means protecting them from yourself.” This cuts right to the heart of the dilemma facing its…

Hot Blooded

Hot Blooded (Ddeu-geo-un pi) (2022)

Hot Blooded (Ddeu-geo-un pi), script of my on-stage introduction to its screening at the London Korean Film Festival, 2022 Cheon Myeong-kwan is a novelist and screenwriter. In the Nineties, he co-scripted Chang Gil-soo’s I Wish What is Forbidden To Me (1994) and Kim Eui-suk’s Gun and Gun (1995) and A Great Chinese Restaurant (1999). Then…

Revolver

Revolver (2005)

Revolver first published by EyeforFilm, 19 May 2006 strap: Guy Ritchie’s Revolver resets the board of the gangster flick as both existential chess game and psychological/philosophical conundrum Like the main characters of his most recent film Revolver, it seems that Guy Ritchie is destined to be his own worst enemy. He exploded onto the scene…

Laplace's

The Laplace’s Demon (2017)

The Laplace’s Demon first published by SciFiNow The Laplace’s Demon begins in a manner not unlike the Creation of the Universe according to Gnosticism and the Lurianic Kabbalah: with a breaking of the vessels. A group of seven scientists are developing a computer programme to predict precisely how many shards will be created when a drinking…

Prodigy

Prodigy (2017)

Prodigy first published by SciFiNow “Children like games.” The term ‘prodigy’ is often used of young children who can beat even skilled adults at chess. Accordingly in Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal’s feature debut of the same name, chess has a prominent part, although the gamesmanship involved is used not to confer dominance, but to expose…