FrightFest 2008 Diary Day 1

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 1 

The Film4 FrightFest 2008 Diary – Day 1 first published by Little White Lies, 21 Aug 2008 Includes capsules of: Eden Lake, I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer, Scar FrightFest. Five days, 27 features, plus sundry shorts, trailers, Q&As. So yes, it is without question Britain’s most comprehensive and exciting annual genre festival…


Trespass Against Us (2016)

First published by RealCrime Magazine “That’s why I never sent Chad to school. We’ve got to stand up to these cunts, Tyson, so they don’t trespass against us.” The speaker is Colby Cutler (Brendan Gleeson), patriarch and godfather to a small community/gang of travellers who rob and ram-raid their way through whichever township is reluctantly…

Macbeth (2015)

First published by Little White Lies Next time you catch yourself lamenting the modern cinematic age’s unhealthy obsession with remakes and sequels, spare a thought for William Shakespeare, who ‘reimagined’ almost all his scripts from pre-existing sources, and followed one king’s tale with another, even sub-dividing them into parts to ‘cash in’ on their success….


Prometheus (2012)

First published by EyeforFilm According to Hesiod’s Theogony and Works And Days, after the Titan Prometheus steals fire and “the means of life” from Zeus and gifts them to mankind, Zeus vengefully sends to men the first ever woman, Pandora, whose jar is filled with evil, disease and death – while the immortal Prometheus is…

Slow West

Slow West (2015)

Slow West first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Go west, young man,” was a popular expression in the mid- to late-nineteenth century, as an injunction to new Americans to cultivate the fertile land beyond the perceived boundaries of civilisation, in pursuit of Manifest Destiny. John Maclean‘s feature debut Slow West, whose title involves a verbal play on…


Shame (2011)

Shame first published by EyeforFilm   A call girl stands by a bedside table and begins removing her undergarments. “Slowly,” insists Brandon (Michael Fassbender), as he takes in every detail from the bed. This scene, coming near the beginning of Steve McQueen’s Shame, certainly advertises the film’s focus on Brandon’s hyperactive sex life. He will…