Dead Man's Shoes

Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)

Dead Man’s Shoes first published by Movie Gazette, published 2005 Shane Meadows’ previous Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002) was, as its title would suggest, an attempt to transplant the American western onto English soil – but the hybrid which emerged was a disappointing romantic comedy that almost ruined the director’s reputation (carefully…

Gifts

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

First published by Little White Lies In a bed, in a concrete room, a short-haired girl counts aloud, at a carefully measured pace. At 44 precisely, the lights outside come on, and she half-straps herself into a modified wheelchair. She greets cheerily by name the two soldiers, armed, alert and aggressive, who open the door…

Backwoods

The Backwoods (Bosque de Sombras) (2006)

The Backwoods (Bosque de Sombras) first published by EyeforFilm “We’re in the middle of nowhere,” says Norman (Paddy Considine) to his wife Lucy (Virginie Ledoyen). What he means is that they are in an isolated part of Northern Spain, with neither one of them equipped physically, culturally or, indeed, linguistically to cope with the sticky predicament…