Earwig

Earwig (2021)

Earwig (2021) Earwig first published by Sight and Sound, Summer 2022, as was the appended sidebar on other films by Lucile Hadzihalilovic Synopsis: Europe, the mid-1950s. Albert Scellinc ensures that the icy false teeth of his young ward Mia are regularly replaced. This routine is unsettled by instructions to ready Mia for her new home,…

Amulet

Amulet (2020)

Amulet first published by Sight and Sound, March 2022 Review: As a soldier digs a latrine in the woods near his remote border post in an unnamed, war-torn Balkan country, he unearths a small statuette of a pagan mother goddess – the titular ‘amulet’. This prologue to actress Romola Garai’s feature debut as writer/director introduces…

Halloween FrightFest 2021

Halloween FrightFest 2021 round-up

Halloween FrightFest 2021 round-up first published by Sight & Sound Includes capsules of: The Seed, The Possessed, Last Survivors, Veneciafrenia, Miracle Valley, Barbarians, Amulet, The Innocents For its first time, this year’s Halloween FrightFest spanned two days, with a total of nine features (including John Campopiano & Chris Griffiths’ exhaustive, embargoed documentary Pennywise, on the…

Renaissance

Renaissance (2006)

Renaissace first published by EyeforFilm When a talented and ambitious young geneticist called Ilona Tasuiev (voiced by Romola Garai) is violently abducted in a car park, the DA’s office turns to Barthelemy Karas (Daniel Craig), a cop unafraid to break rules or heads to solve a case. Helped both by Ilona’s older sister Bislane (Catherine…