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…

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

The Butterfly Effect first published by Movie Gazette, 26 Feb 2004 Eric Bress and J. Mackye Grubo, who previously collaborated on the brilliantly fatalistic way-of-all-flesh shocker Final Destination 2, have pooled their considerable talents once again in writing and directing The Butterfly Effect, an intricately plotted time-travel psychodrama which mixes mind-bending inventiveness with engaging moral…

The Shift

The Shift (2023)

The Shift opens with several things: firstly, a textual quote (“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall depart”) which, like all the quotes that regularly punctuate the film, is excerpted from the Old Testament Book of Job; secondly the image of a man emerging bloody, as though reborn, from the middle…

Interface

Interface (2022)

“It’s complicated,” is a recurring line in Kemo Diatta’s feature debut Interface, often delivered in response to characters seeking explanations for what on earth is going on. Not only does the film launch us at its opening in medias res, as two people on a rooftop in a futuristic neon-lit city that looks right out…