Famous Puppet Deaths – Assembly Roxy

Directed by Peter Balkwill, Pityu Kenderes, Judd Palmer ★★★★ Yes. The title tells you everything you need to know. A series of vignettes, complete with traditional ramped Punch and Judy structure, Famous Puppet Death Scenes grasps a tight hold of the jugular and refuses to relinquish its grasp until the closing moments. Nothing is sacred … Continue reading Famous Puppet Deaths – Assembly Roxy

Miss Lindsay’s Secret – Scottish Storytelling Centre

Written by Maria MacDonell Composed by Georgina MacDonell Finlayson Directed by Alan Finlayson & Maria MacDonell ★★★★ For some, legacy is everything. For others, privacy dictates their stories remain a personal choice. So what do you do when you uncover a trove of secrets? Of correspondence between distant souls, who speak not only speak of … Continue reading Miss Lindsay’s Secret – Scottish Storytelling Centre

Crisis – Review

https://youtu.be/36ACqc0OHGQ Written & Directed by Nicholas Jarecki Canada, Belgium/ 2021/ 118 mins ★★★ The shrapnel of drug abuse and the institutional capitalism surrounding pharmaceuticals has a far-reaching and profoundly dangerous reach. Loosely teasing the strings of genuine incidents with a fictional “non-addictive” painkiller, Nicholas Jarecki‘s Crisis ticks the boxes of respectable casting in Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lily and comes with an … Continue reading Crisis – Review

The Winter Lake – Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyMNgKOR8ZE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=StrikeMedia Directed by Phil Sheerin Written by David Turpin Ireland/Canada/2021/92mins ★★★ In the solitude of the countryside, one often mistakes the harmonious landscape as safe and serene, unaware of the potential darkness lurking beneath the rolling hills and isolated beauty. It seems all too common that the bleak silence of rural life draws out the … Continue reading The Winter Lake – Review

Come True – Review

https://youtu.be/gK8JaaheT1g Screenplay & Directed by Anthony Scott Burns Story by Daniel Weissenberger Canada/2020/105mins ★★★★ Those unfortunate enough to experience night terrors, or are familiar with the histories fascination with sleep such as Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare, will recognise the significant power held in our minds as we sleep. Escaping a nightmare is a life-long struggle, and when … Continue reading Come True – Review