The Middle Man

The Middle Man (2021)

The Middle Man first published by Sight and Sound, April 2023 Review: Adapted by its director Bent Hamer from Lars Saabye Christensen’s 2012 novel Sluk, The Middle Man is set during the Trump Presidency in the fictional Midwest town of Karmack – a once flourishing community which has of late suffered severe economic depression, and…

Orphan First Kill

Orphan: First Kill (2022)

Orphan: First Kill first published by VODzilla.co Jaume Collet-Serra’s Orphan (2009) told the story of a bourgeois family adopting a nine-year-old in an attempt to fill the chasm of grief left by a stillbirth, only to discover that they have let into their already fraught household a psychopathic murderess (played by Isabelle Fuhrman) who is…

River

River (2015)

First published in Sight & Sound, September 2016 Synopsis: Laos, today. At a clinic near Vientiane, American volunteer John Lake is asked to take some time off after disobeying senior surgeon Stephanie Novella’s order to stop trying to resuscitate a young female patient who has died. John catches a ride with the clinic’s driver Douangmany…