The Escapist

The Escapist (2008)

The Escapist first published, in slightly different form, by musicOMH, 11 April 2008 Frank Perry (Brian Cox) is a man looking to escape. As an aging lifer, he has long accepted the criminality, corruption and constant danger of his prison surroundings as his permanent lot, and has kept his head down – but now all…

The Card Player

The Card Player (Il Cartaio) (2004)

The Card Player (Il Cartaio) first published – in a slightly different form – by Movie Gazette, Nov, 2004. The Italian term giallo denotes both the colour ‘yellow’ and a lurid film genre which, like the series of sensationalist Italian crime novels whose distinctive yellow sleeves provided its name, is full of masks, murder and…

Childhood

The Childhood of a Leader (2015)

The Childhood fo a Leader first published by SciFiNow “This has happened before, and it will continue to happen again and again.” In 1919, journalist Charles (Robert Pattinson) discusses the Great War with the Father (Liam Cunningham) in a villa outside Paris. There the Father bullies his younger polyglot wife (Bérénice Bejo) and their son Prescott…