Consecration (2023)

Consecration has its international première at the Glasgow FrightFest 2023. Consecration opens with two nuns. The first is not real, but a bobblehead-ed plastic figurine on a car’s dashboard, crassly and kitschily exposing the commodifiable nature of the church’s icons as they intersect with the everyday life of the profane out in the real world….

The Proposition

The Proposition (2005)

The Proposition first published by EyeforFilm, 10 Mar 2006 John Hillcoat‘s brutal 1988 directorial debut,Ghosts… Of The Civil Dead, co-starring Goth/blues/ punk genius Nick Cave (who also shared credits for the screenplay and score) was then, and still remains, the grittiest, most hard-hitting prison film ever made. So expectations were raised very high when it…

30 Days Of Night

30 Days Of Night (2007)

30 Days Of Night first published by EyeforFilm Since their very first on-screen appearance, cinematic vampires have proven surprisingly flexible when it comes to their own prescribed conventions. Count Orlok in Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) may have been drawn directly from the pages of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but in FW Murnau’s film neither garlic nor…

21 Grams

21 Grams (2003)

21 Grams first published by Movie Gazette Director Alejandro González Iñárritu garnered well-deserved international recognition for both himself and the renascent Mexican film industry with his debut Amores Perros (2000), an ambitious tale of three different lives linked by a catastrophic car accident, and by a whole lot of dogs. His second feature, 21 Grams,…


Pressure (2015)

First published by Sight & Sound, September 2015 Synopsis: The Somali Basin. Mitchell, Engel, Hurst and Jones are lowered 670 feet in a diving bell to fix a damaged oil pipeline. A storm above sinks their support ship. The four manage to make brief contact with a stricken Chinese fishing vessel. After nearly killing Mitchell…