Conductor

The Soul Conductor (Provodnik) (2018)

The Soul Conductor (Provodnik) first published by SciFiNow ‘Busy’ is the word that comes to mind in trying to describe Ilya S. Maksimov’s The Soul Conductor (Provodnik). For this is a film in which multiple subgenres and perspectives collide, and the viewer is left, not unlike the self-medicating heroine Katia (Aleksandra Bortich), struggling to find…

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep (2019)

Doctor Sleep first published by Little White Lies Let’s call it the battle of the SKs. In 1977, Stephen King publishes his best-selling novel The Shining, translating into the allegorical language of horror fiction the toll that his own alcoholism was taking on his professional and domestic lives. in 1980, Stanley Kubrick turns that novel…

Volition

Volition (2019)

Volition first published by SciFiNow “They say when you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes,” says James (Adrian Glynn McMorran) in voice-over at the beginning of Volition. “I wish it were that simple.” James is practically announcing that this film, directed by Tony Dean Smith and co-written with his brother Ryan Smith, is…

Sense

Dark Sense (2019)

Dark Sense first published by SciFiNow After having a vivid vision of the murder of Father Kavanaugh (Ian Hanmore), young Simon Eildon (Corin Edgar Robert) rushes to church to warn the priest, only for a raving, aggressive man (James Robinson) to burst in and kill Kavanaugh exactly as foreseen. Terrified, Simon flees to the vestry,…

Dearest

Dearest Sister (2016)

First published by VODzilla.co Always a cottage industry, Lao film production is, like the nation itself, currently undergoing a rapid transformation. In the past, it produced only state propaganda – but in 2008, Thai director Sakchai Deenan made the country’s first independent film Good Morning Luang Prabang, and 2009 saw the launch of the Luang…