Hereditary

Hereditary

From the opening shot when the camera closes in on a miniature replica of a bedroom which then reveals itself to be an actual bedroom I felt an enormous, and dreadfully real, sense of discomfort and unease.  I felt as if someone had placed a wool blanket on top of me which had been soaked [...]

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

The portmanteau horror film returns in this classy piece of British cinema starring Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther and Andy Nyman (who co-directed along with Jeremy Dyson) and a very welcome return it is too.  In the 1960's and 70's the portmanteau was a regular feature on the big screen with films like "Dr [...]

Sweet Country

Sweet Country

The debut film from director Warwick Thornton, "Samson and Delilah", was one of the most beautiful, moving, funny and tragic movies of the year...or any other year for that matter. It marked Thornton out as an artist...more than just a man who knew where to point the camera, he knew why he was pointing it [...]

Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

***I'm currently sat in the bar of the Filmhouse cinema in Edinburgh waiting to see "Sweet Country", the latest film from Warwick Thornton. This is my review of his 2010 movie "Samson and Delilah" which was originally posted on myfilms2010*** Can you remember the last time you had some fast food? If you're anything like [...]