Divinity

Divinity (2023)

Divinity first published by Signal Horizon Divinity begins with a birth – or something like one. An object resembling a ribcage in X-ray pulsates kaleidoscopically as a crack appears in its centre and widens, opening up and out like a dilating vagina and filling the screen with light as though the viewer had just passed…

La Antena

La Antena (The Aerial) (2007)

La Antena (The Aerial) first published by EyeforFilm, 7th March, 2008 “Once upon a time there was a city without a voice. Somebody had taken away the voices of all its inhabitants. Many, many years went by and nobody seemed bothered by the silence.” In La Antena (The Aerial), writer/director Esteban Sapir realises his mute…

The Righteous

The Righteous (2021)

The Righteous had its UK première at Grimmfest 2021 “I have done wrong within my eyes and yours,” says Frederic Mason (Henry Czerny), praying on his knees in a triangle of light at the beginning of writer/director Mark O’Brien’s feature debut The Righteous. “In your ultimate jurisdiction, as always, I am at your mercy. My…

Business

Trouble Is My Business (2018)

Trouble Is My Business takes its name from a 1950 collection of four short stories written by Raymond Chandler about the private eye Philip Marlowe. This is to say that, from the outset, the film advertises its status as hard-boiled detective pulp fiction, which, in its cinematic versions, means film noir: movies featuring Marlowe like…

A Snake of June

A Snake of June (2002)

A Snake of June first published by Movie Gazette Strait-laced Rinko (Kurasawa Asuka) and her cleanliness-obsessed husband Shigehiko (Koutari Yuji) eat at different times, barely communicate, and sleep in separate rooms. One rainy morning in June, Rinko receives a package with an envelope marked ‘Your husband’s secrets’, containing photographs of herself masturbating. Other photographs follow, also showing…