Festival Coverage

Festival CoverageGlasgow FrightFest 2014

Mindscape – Glasgow FrightFest 2014

The problem with Jorge Dorado’s debut feature Mindscape is that in the three years since Nolan’s Inception, a whole slew of lesser imitators have unfortunately avalanched over any possibility of this film being considered as any kind of unique take on the memory/dream infiltration sub-genre. Which is a shame because his first is an accomplished […]

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Festival CoverageGlasgow FrightFest 2014

Savaged – Glasgow FrightFest 2014

The opening feature at Glasgow Frightfest 2014 was arguably one of the best choices in programming over the entire weekend. Savaged, written and directed by Michael S. Ojeda, is a brutal revenge slasher hovering somewhere between I Spit on Your Grave and Evil Dead.

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Video Nasties: Draconian Days – Glasgow FrightFest 2014

For those of us left unsated by the critically acclaimed Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship, & Videotape, director Jake West and producer Marc Morris return for a second instalment of the revealing documentary. This time the duo tackle everything that came after the 1984 Video recordings Act, filling in the blanks on how the horror […]

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Wolf Creek 2 – Glasgow FrightFest 2014

When it comes to horror sequels, something tends to get lost in translation; the follow up will rarely do more than enact round 2 of what the first one had to offer, upping the gore and shifting the set-pieces. The films that survive seem to be the ones that throw their eggs in the proverbial […]

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The Strange Colour of Your Bodies Tears – GFF 2014

Following on from their stunning debut feature Amer, Helen Cattet and Bruno Forzani deliver another breath-taking giallo-inspired thriller, pushing the envelope even further in terms of narrative coherency and cinematic beauty.

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The Girl From the Wardrobe – GFF 2014

Writer-director Bodo Kox’s debut feature follows the story of three isolated individuals who live on the same floor of a block of flats in a run-down residential area. Jacek (Piotre Glowacki) operates a business from his computer and tries to maintain a normal life whilst taking care of his autistic brother Tomeck (Wojciech Mecwaldowski) who […]

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The Dance of Reality – GFF 2014

Reviewing a film like Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Dance of Reality (La Danza de la Realidad) is a tricky thing. Rarely do films achieve such a level of mind-boggling skill, flaunting an incredible fusion of art and entertainment like nothing you’ve ever seen. The legendary director’s first film in 23 years is an account of his […]

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Devil’s Knot – TIFF 2013

Back in 1993, three boys wandered into the woods of a small Arkansas town and never came out again, their bodies were found

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Man of Tai Chi – TIFF 2013

At one point in time many of us owed our teenage years to Keanu Reeves. Not only did the guy become a global star overnight

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Gravity – TIFF 2013

Only the human race would look at the void hell of space and think ‘we should probably go there’. Time and time again

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