White Lightnin’

I’m still in two minds about this film. On the one hand it is stunning in its art, its visually impressive and well written, acted and directed with performances from Carrie Fisher, Edward Hogg and Owen Campbell that you really can’t fault but on the other hand, once again white trash are made to look […]

Seven

After the debacle and traumatic birth of Alien 3, it was 1995’s nihilistic Se7en that launched the career of former music video maker David Fincher and the film itself remains hugely influential. From the endless rain and dark interiors to the scratchy and almost tactile opening credits, the shadow of Se7en lies heavy across horror and thrillers in general produced […]

Withnail & I

There are many films that underperformed on their initial release, only to find an audience with subsequent home video or DVD releases. Bladerunner and The Thing are two such examples, as is another 80s movie…Withnail & I. Released in 1987, Bruce Robinson’s Withnail & I made little impact at the box office, but over time has grown in reputation. Although little […]

Dead Set

Big Brother: like it or not, for over the last decade the reality show has become a cultural phenomenon and primetime hit viewing in almost 70 countries across the globe. For 3 months a year in the UK, our TV screens, office gossip and gutter press seemingly come under siege, as a panel of everyday […]

The Nines

John August has built up a solid reputation as a screenwriter since his breakthrough with 1999’s Go (where he also directed second unit) and subsequent work with Tim Burton. Now comes his feature debut as director in the metaphysical indie flick The Nines, an expansion/riff on his own short from 1998 (which is included on this DVD release),God. […]

The Beaver Trilogy

The Beaver trilogy is a series of three vignettes about an impersonator called Groovin’ Gary (Richard Griffith) that director Trent Harris (Rubin and Ed, Plan 10 From Outer Space) met by chance in a parking lot whilst testing out a new colour video-camera. The Beaver Trilogy is a sort of documentary account and reinterpretation of their meeting and […]

The Bothersome Man

Imagine a world where everyone is polite, nobody swears and there is no trash. You’re in a seemingly perfect, chaos and violence free world. A paradise, only there are no memories, pain, real emotions, children, or even death. Everything is fabricated, monotonous, detached and impersonal. 40 Year old Andreas finds himself in this place and […]