Isolation (2005)

Isolation first published by Film4 Summary: Billy O’Brien’s barnstorming feature debut is a surprisingly sombre nature’s revenge flick set on an isolated Irish bog farm. Review: According to a theory espoused by Gary Larson and amply demonstrated in his The Far Side cartoons, any scenario becomes funny merely by the inclusion of a cow or two. Which…


Nitram (2021)

Nitram had its Scottish première at Glasgow Film Festival 2022  Nitram opens with a TV programme from 1979, in which a female reporter is interviewing children in the Burns Unit of the Royal Hobart Hospital. One young boy has burnt his hands on firecrackers. “Do you think you’ll be playing with firecrackers again?”, she asks….


The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook published by Grolsch FilmWorks The Babadook opens with a fixed medium close-up of Amelia (Essie Davis), pregnant and panting in the seat of a moving car. We hear a boy’s voice cry, “Mum!” In slow motion, glass fragments suddenly fly in, and Amelia’s head jolts this way and that from an impact. She turns…