Men – Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKJ4Thgk1Js Written & Directed by Alex Garland UK/2022/100mins ★★ Men. The title alone is rather gripping, no? Creator Alex Garland’s follow-up film to Annihilation and Ex-Machina, Men is a bloodied folklore centring on the pugnacity of male antagonism. A broad statement for the film to make – and the foundation of Garland’s narrative of one woman, Harper, seeking refuge after her … Continue reading Men – Review

Meatball Machine – Review

https://youtu.be/8G9cRhnm0sE Directed by Yudai Yamaguchi & Jun’ichi Yamamoto Japan/ 2005/ 90 mins ★★ There’s something that the cinematic triumphs share with the more peculiar films; you usually have an idea of how things are going within the first few frames. For one, it’s a compliment to setting the tone or a visual style to enrapture. For others, … Continue reading Meatball Machine – Review

Butchers – Review

https://youtu.be/KjSs_b4ZBKI Written by Adrian langley Directed by Adrian Langley & Daniel Weissenberger Canada/2021/94mins ★★ Stop us if you’ve heard this one; four teens breakdown in the sticks of nowhere, one pair search for a phone as the others wait behind. In the overgrowth, something watches, something cruel, archaic and hungry. Butchers sharpens itself on the skeletons of … Continue reading Butchers – Review