Winchester

Winchester (2018)

It was called a repeater. The kind of rifle which made the Winchester family its fortune, through the company, Winchester Repeating Arms, founded in 1866 by Oliver Winchester. When Oliver’s son William Wirt Winchester succumbed to tuberculosis in 1881, William left behind a widow, Sarah, who inherited the company and its amassed wealth. According to legend,…

Predestination

Predestination (2014)

Predestination first published by Sight & Sound, March 2015 Review: In Greek mythology, it is precisely Oedipus’ attempts to avoid murdering his own father and marrying his own mother that drive him to fulfil that predicted fate. Yet in dramatising this clash of free will and determinism, the ancients had only the divine machinery of prophecy…

Daybreakers

Daybreakers (2009)

Daybreakers first published by Sight & Sound, March 2010 Review: Emerging in 2003 – after 28 Days Later… (2002) but before Shaun of the Dead and the Dawn of the Dead remake (both 2004) – Michael and Peter Spierig’s self-funded feature debut Undead (2003) was at the forefront of the Noughties’ cinematic zombie revival, and had enough energy,…

Undead

Undead (2003)

Undead first published by Movie Gazette, 29 Dec 2004 René (Felicity Mason) may have just been crowned beauty queen in the small Queensland fishing community of Berkeley, but with the loan sharks circling her debt-ridden farm, she is set to flee to the big city – except that it is not so easy to leave…