King Kong 2005

King Kong (2005)

King Kong first published by EyeforFilm, 9 Dec, 2005 New Zealand director Peter Jackson and his latest protagonist, the mighty Kong, sure have a lot in common. Both are hulking, hirsute figures who have long enjoyed cult status on their remote islands, both were discovered (along with their beautiful native habitats) by America’s moving picture industry…

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind (2008)

Be Kind Rewind first published by EyeforFilm From his music videos for Björk and the White Stripes to his feature films like Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) and The Science Of Sleep (2006), Michel Gondry has established a reputation as the quirky king of high-concept cinema delivered in a lo-fi package. His latest film, Be Kind Rewind,…

Clock

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls first published by Little White Lies Eli Roth has made his name making puerile films for adults – the sick Evil Dead riffing of his debut Cabin Fever (2002), the touristic torture porn of Hostel (2005) and its sequel, the cannibalising of Italian anthropological schlock in The…

Bernie (2011)

Review originally published on EyeforFilm. Sometimes a film can take on the character of its protagonist in the particulars of its style, and so it is that Richard Linklater’s Bernie, like the man after whom it is named, is joyously camp and colourful, and not a little eccentric – even unhinged. Bernhardt Tiede II is…