Lifeboat

Lifeboat US (1944) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock In the early days of British television, it was said the cheapest and easiest play to make a drama from was a limited cast of people in a singular location, like being stuck in a lift. Trust Alfred Hitchcock to subvert this simple idea by making that singular setting … Continue reading Lifeboat

Evolution (Évolution)

Evolution (Évolution) France (2015) Dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic Can arthouse and horror successfully mix? Evolution leans far more towards arthouse than horror yet contains some deeply unsettling scenes that can turn a stomach in a way many splatter fests could only dream of. Set in an undetermined coastal location (shot in Lanzarote), the inhabitants are a … Continue reading Evolution (Évolution)

Finding Dory

Finding Dory (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. Sequels are tricky business in cinema, especially if the parent film was a colossal success like Pixar’s Finding Nemo was back in 2003. Taking the unusual route of waiting over a decade before returning to the ocean may … Continue reading Finding Dory

Sea Fog (Haemoo)

Sea Fog (Haemoo) Korea (2014) Dir. Shim Sung-bo Illegal immigration is a hot topic at the moment and contrary to what we may believe in own national press about it being a problem exclusive to us, it is something that affects many other countries too. This directorial debut from Shim Sung-bo, writer of the crime … Continue reading Sea Fog (Haemoo)