Box

The Box (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm What does it mean when a person is struck by lightning? Is it an act of god? A freak of nature? A cosmic joke? An alien intervention? Magic? Inspiration? Punishment? And what of other, more human tragedies, resulting – directly or indirectly – from our own negligence, selfishness and moral blindness?…

Southland

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales first published by musicOMH By the time Howard Hawks released his much-loved but notoriously confusing The Big Sleep on an unsuspecting public in 1946, he had already removed some 18 minutes of expositional scenes from his original version, now leaving entirely unresolved the question of whether the chauffeur Owen Taylor has turned up dead as a…

Darko

Donnie Darko (2001)

First published by Daily Info It is October 2000. In a month George Bush will take office, and Richard Kelly is completing his debut feature Donnie Darko. The film premières at Sundance to great acclaim, securing for itself a general US release in October 2001. Then the film disappears down a wormhole (recalling the question “Where is…