The Invisible Raptor

The Invisible Raptor (2023)

The Invisible Raptor had its UK première at the Glasgow FrightFest 2024. Some films come with their uniquely recombinative premise front-loaded, and commit fully to their bit. Snakes on a Plane, Shark Exorcist or Cocaine Bear – these are pretty much what they say on the tin, and deliver exactly what their titles promise. They…

Tonic

Tonic (2023)

“I’m a fucking pianist, that’s how I make my living,” says Sebastian Poe (Billy Blair) near the beginning of writer/director Derek Presley’s Tonic. “I got these fingers, that’s it.” In mentioning his ‘fingers’, Sebastian is unconsciously alluding to James Toback’s Fingers (1978) which, like Jacques Audiard’s remake The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) and…