Repo Man (1984)

Repo Man first published by Little White Lies Alex Cox is famous, amongst other things, for his love of westerns – and so it seems apt that his debut feature should open with a lone traveler heading west, humming “Oh My Darling Clementine” to himself. Yet J Frank Parnell (Fox Harris) is a mad nuclear scientist driving…

Road Train (2010)

Review first published by EyeforFilm “It’s just somewhere where the three of us have been going for years,” explains cocksure Craig (Bob Morley) to his new girlfriend Nina (Sophie Lowe). He is out camping with his best friend Marcus (Xavier Samuel) and Marcus’ long-time girlfriend Liz (Georgina Haig) in the South Australian outback “in the…

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

Review first published by Movie Gazette A young actress who is the daughter of a famous European director moves to Hollywood, where she gets caught in a downward spiral of failed romances and drug abuse. As the directorial debut of actress Asia Argento, herself a resident of LA and the daughter of Italy’s giallo auteur…

In Fear

In Fear (2013)

First published by Sight & Sound, December 2013 Review: “Pink or blue?… Running or walking?… Naked or clothed?… Gun or knife?” Parked in the dark on the side of a country lane, Tom (Iain De Caestecker, The Comedian, Shell) poses these disjunctive questions to his companion Lucy (Alice Englert, Ginger and Rose, Beautiful Creatures) as…

Babylon

Son of Babylon (2010)

Son of Babylon first appeared in Sight & Sound, March 2011 Review: “I don’t understand Kurdish, but I can feel her pain and suffering.” Non-Kurdish viewers might feel much the same way as the Arabic-speaking woman who utters these words of sympathy in Son of Babylon – even if we, unlike her, have the benefit…