Punch

Punch (2023)

Punch had its world première on Thurs 24th Aug at FrightFest Set in an unnamed English seaside town, and filmed in Hastings, East Sussex, Punch may come with all the trappings of English nostalgia – the cliffs, the beach, the fair, the pier, the fish and chips – but there is something rotten in this…

Wyvern Hill

Wyvern Hill (aka Hollow) (2021)

“Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe; it gives back life to those who no longer exist,” goes the text quote (from Guy de Maupassant) which opens Wyvern Hill (aka Hollow).  Memory plays a key rôle in Jonathan Zaurin’s feature. The first words uttered by its sixty-something heroine Beth (the excellent Pat…

Judy

Judy & Punch (2019)

Judy & Punch first published by Sight & Sound, Dec 2019 Review: Traditionally performed (since 1825) by a solo artist with hand puppets, Punch and Judy is a show that sets a series of stock characters (the baby, the constable, the crocodile, Toby the Dog, the Devil, Mr Scaramouche, the ghost, etc.) into violent, literally…