The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – King’s Theatre

Original Text by Washington Irving Adapted by Philip Meeks Directed by Jake Smith ★★ So... Art is subjective, as is tone. Horror is another avenue in which the prickling frights of jump scares and spooks may shiver one’s spine and tickle the funny bone of another. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a gargantuan classic of American … Continue reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – King’s Theatre

The Grandmother’s Grimm – Assembly Roxy

Written by Emily Ingram Directed by Gerry Kielty and Emily Ingram ★★★★★ On a dark, dark night, in a dark, dark room, two brothers sit and conspire. Their names are pre-eminent with history; Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm – but they aren’t alone in this room, for two women are also present at the birth of … Continue reading The Grandmother’s Grimm – Assembly Roxy

In The Shadows – Glasgow Film Festival

https://youtu.be/dScZqPsDGT0 Written & Directed by Erdem Tepegoz Turkey/ 2020/ 94 mins ★★★ Cogs in an endless machine, set in a dystopian world of undefined time or place, factory workers follow one simple creed – obey the system. They work, they rest, they work again; all under the constant supervision of small muffled-voiced cameras. This is … Continue reading In The Shadows – Glasgow Film Festival

Endless – Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8V45tinTkg Directed by Scott Speer Written by Andre Case ★★ There are few more reprehensible turmoils than the sudden death of a young loved one. Following the death of her boyfriend - unable to move on, a young woman hears his voice as he desperately seeks to help protect her from the growing threats encompassing … Continue reading Endless – Review

Toto The Hero – Arrow Films

https://youtu.be/AcMaAwyTr1o Written & Directed by Jaco Van Dormeal  Belgium/ 1991/ 91 mins ★★★★ homas is an unreliable narrator and swears he has been swapped at birth with his spoiled, meanspirited and irritating neighbour Alfred. Toto the Hero begins in Thomas’ future, the crisp cold darkness of a manor home the scene of a death, revenge and the … Continue reading Toto The Hero – Arrow Films