Psychosis

Psychosis (2023)

Psychosis seen at Panic Fest  “The voices are louder today, their tone tinged with a sense of caution that’s hard to ignore. Despite this, Cliff Van Aarle is looking forward to his fourth coffee of the morning, and his first for today’s peculiar meeting.”  So says the unseen – but very frequently heard – Narrator…

Mind Leech

Mind Leech (2023)

“I feel trapped,” Craig Hoser (co-director Paul Krysinski) tells his ice-fishing buddy ‘Juicy’ Josh Henderson (Daniel James McGee) in Mind Leech. “Day in day out, I’m just driving my shitty little truck to my shitty little job, and after work I drive on to my shitty little house and live out the rest of my…

Possessor

Possessor (2020)

Possessor first published (in a slightly different version) by Sight & Sound Review: “When did you get so clever?” asks Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) in an early scene from Possessor, as her young son Ira (Gage Graham-Arbuthnot) shows how he can use his laptop to choreograph the movements of a toy figurine. The apple, it…

Glint

The Glint of Darkness: Revolution (2020)

Shaarath Vihari’s The Glint of Darkness: Revolution is something of a misfit. It comes with a duration of 51 minutes, falling awkwardly somewhere above the 40-minute bar set by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute for a film to qualify as a feature, but…

Faults

Faults (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks When asked, during a petty, pathetic altercation with a hotel restaurant manager over a bill, how much money he has, Dr Ansel Roth (Leland Orser) is forced to confess: “Nothing – I don’t have anything.” It’s to this low that Ansel has been reduced. Once a happily married homeowner…