The Middle Man

The Middle Man (2021)

The Middle Man first published by Sight and Sound, April 2023 Review: Adapted by its director Bent Hamer from Lars Saabye Christensen’s 2012 novel Sluk, The Middle Man is set during the Trump Presidency in the fictional Midwest town of Karmack – a once flourishing community which has of late suffered severe economic depression, and…

Riders Of Justice

Riders Of Justice (Retfærdighedens rytter) (2020)

Although emphatically a Danish film, Riders Of Justice (Retfærdighedens rytter) opens with an idyllic Yuletide scene in Tallinn, Estonia, as a teenaged girl and her uncle – whose big white beard makes him a deadringer for Santa Claus – go shopping at the markets for the bicycle that she would like for Christmas. Amid the…

Soi

Soi Cowboy (2008)

Soi Cowboy first published by Film4 Summary: This brooding sophomore feature from Thomas Clay takes its western director (and protagonist) to an eastern setting, revelling in the casual asymmetries that emerge from such a relationship.  Review: With his controversial feature debut The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005), Thomas Clay combined a Kubrickian control of his medium…