Deep

It Cuts Deep (2020)

An opening scene can weigh on the rest of a film. If you somehow missed the first minute and a half of It Cuts Deep, you might imagine that you are watching a breezy relationship film in which the inadequacies of Sam (Charles Gould) are exposed and skewered to hilarious effect. He is a mamma’s…

Når

As I Fall (Når jeg faller) (2018)

As I Fall (Når jeg faller) first published by EyeforFilm “I’m ten years old”, says Joachim (Preben Hodneland) at the beginning of Magnus Meyer Arnesen’s As I Fall (Når jeg faller). He patently is not – what we are watching is an adult’s account of a dream to the psychotherapist who is seeing him as part…

Eraserhead (1977)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: “Oh you are sick.” David Lynch’s feature debut is a monochrome fever dream of frustrated desires and horrific unease. Review: “They’re still not sure it is a baby!” The precise nature and identity of the monstrous infant at the centre of Eraserhead remains a mystery, but then the same could be said of the…

Skyline

Skyline (2010)

Review first published by EyeforFilm. In the wee hours of the morning in a Los Angeles penthouse that was the scene of a party the night before, Elaine (Scottie Thompson) wakes and staggers, still half-asleep, to the bathroom to throw up. Returning to bed, she notices that the room is shaking, and that a strange…