Kin

Kin (2018)

Kin first published by Sight & Sound, Jan/Feb 2019 Review: Jonathan and Josh Baker’s Kin, adapted and considerably expanded (by writer Daniel Casey) from their short film Bag Man (2014), opens with an exterior shot of a bleakly derelict factory under a grey sky. Alongside this ruined vision of contemporary apocalypse – in present-day Detroit – there lies a ‘One Way’ road…

Dragged

Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

There is a sequence near the beginning of Dragged Across Concrete where ageing NYPD detective Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and his younger partner Anthony Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn) are called into the office of their chief – and Brett’s former partner – Lt Calvert (Don Johnson) to be reprimanded for their conduct on a case. We…