That Demon Within

Dante Lam’s 2014 That Demon Within made its way to the 2016 Glasgow Film Festival. A gripping crime thriller that pulls no punches in its violent shoot outs and duplicitous protagonist.

Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy is a film that totally caught me off guard. I did not know anything about it beforehand, which was a bonus. As I’ve noted before that there is far more to enjoy in a film when t...


Michael Mann can be a polarizing director. He is regarded by many as a film maker of great scope and invention. There are others who are turned off by his body of work, especially some of his recent ...

The Treatment

The rise of the modern noir seems to be going from strength to strength. On the back of the success of some very dark television and cinema dramas coming from the Nordic countries, the rest of Europe...


In a lot of ways the subject of memory is the perfect medium for film. Memory defines us as people and gives us our sense of who we are and how we regard those around us. Taking this away from someon...

The Rise Of The Krays

In movies imitation has always been seen as the most sincere form of flattery. It’s also a way for lesser movies to make a cash grab off the back of a bigger name release. After the announcemen...

Good People

A lot of actors try to maintain a balance between working for studios and working with independent film makers. For some one helps to offset the other in terms of salary. James Franco is such an acto...

Beyond The Reach

The return of Michael Douglas continues. After his Emmy winning performance as Liberace in Behind The Candelabra he has taken on a number of major acting roles. This year we have already seen him as ...


Spain in the late Seventies and early Eighties was not the place that today’s holidaymakers would be familiar with. It was a period of transition with the move back to a democratic country afte...

The Gift – Trailer

As well as having a successful career as an actor, Joel Edgerton has now stepped behind the camera to direct his first feature film, The Gift. The film tells the tale of  Simon (Jason Bateman) and Ro...