Source Code

Source Code (2011)

Source Code first published by EyeforFilm, 21 March 2011 On a passenger train speeding towards Chicago, a man is woken from his slumber. The woman sitting opposite thanks him for the good advice he gave her and reveals that she has handed in her notice. Yet while Christine (Michelle Monaghan) may think she has just…

Parallel

Parallel Minds (2020)

At the centre of Parallel Minds is a classic locked-room mystery. Some time not far into the future, Elise Perrott (Michelle Thrush) and her research assistant Margo Elson (Tommie-Amber Pirie) are racing to complete a pioneering technology called Red Eye – special contact lenses which enable people both to download their memories into a Universal…

Spotless

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind first published by Movie Gazette As a screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman is nothing if not consistent. His Being John Malkovich (1999) spins an absurdly logical yarn from a portal which enables people temporarily to enter Malkovich’s mind; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) is based on Chuck Barris’ half-fictionalised ‘memoirs’…

Paris

2 Days In Paris (2007)

2 Days In Paris first published by Film4 Summary: Julie Delpy’s second feature as director is a risqué post-romantic comedy set in the City of Love. Review: In 2004, acclaimed actress Julie Delpy was nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing Richard Linklater’s wonderful Before Sunset (in which she also starred). In the meantime, Delpy had been…

Zoo-Head

Zoo-Head (2019)

In Zoo-Head, the latest feature from writer/director Navin Dev (Red Kingdom Rising, 2014), Charlie (Daniel Ahmadi) is stuck in a loop. It is not just that he has destroyed his memory and made one day blur into another with the illicit pharmaceuticals (known as ‘zootropics’) that he regularly consumes to escape the pain of his…

Whispering

The Whispering Star (Hiso hiso boshi) (2015)

The Whispering Star first published by SciFiNow A title reads ‘Saturday’, and we see a tap on a kitchen sink dripping. ‘Sunday’, reads a new caption, and the tap is still dripping. From early on, it is clear that Sion Sono’s The Whispering Star (Hiso hiso boshi, 2015) is going to be concerned with time. As…

Spider Forest

Spider Forest (2004)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Song Il-Gon weaves an inescapable trap for characters and viewers alike in this melancholic Korean mystery. Review: A scene in the middle of Spider Forest (Geomi sup) shows Kang Min (Kam Woo-sung), producer of television’s ‘Mystery Theatre’, frantically editing ‘on the fly’ the second half of an episode even as the first half is…

36 (2012)

Review first published by LWLies “We might have a problem with time,” suggests Oom (Wanlop Rungkamjad), an art director visiting a building for a shoot’s pre-production. “If we have to set up at night, we might have trouble with the owner.” Oom and location scout Sai (Vajrasthira Koramit) spend some time hanging out together at…