The Disappearance of Alice Creed

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

The Disappearance of Alice Creed first published by Sight & Sound, May 2010 Review: “You’re thinking too much”, Vic (Eddie Marsan) tells his much younger parter in crime Danny (Martin Compston) near the start of The Disappearance of Alice Creed. “Don’t think.” These are wise words of advice to anyone trying to navigate their way…

Choose or Die

Choose or Die (2022)

Choose or Die first published by VODzilla.co While Laura (Kate Fleetwood) and her teenage son Gabe (Pete MacHale) argue aggressively in their large, luxuriously modernist home, Laura’s husband Hal (Eddie Marsan) retreats into his den – and into childhood. For he has loaded up and is about to play a computer game from the Eighties…

Vesper

Vesper (2022)

Vesper has its UK première at Grimmfest The sowing of seeds, whether literal or metaphorical, is not just an investment in the future, but a gendered activity, strongly associated with men. For in agriculture it has traditionally been men who till – and sometimes even own – the land, spreading seeds across it for their…

Feedback

Feedback (2019)

Feedback first published by SciFiNow “Are we safe?”, asks the voice on the radio promo. “Could we commit a crime and get away with it?” The feature debut of Pedro C. Alonso, which he co-wrote with Alberto Marini (Summer Camp, 2015), Feedback observes a near Aristotelian unity of time and place, unfolding almost entirely over…

Heartless

Heartless (2009)

Heartless first published by Film4 Summary: Philip Ridley’s third feature is a horror-inflected mind-melt set on the mean streets of East London.  Review: Anyone who has seen Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up (1966), the Pang Brothers’ Ab-Normal Beauty (2004) or Ryuhei Kitamura’s Clive Barker adaptation The Midnight Meat Train (2008) will know that films with photographers for protagonists…