Denmark Rafe Spall

Denmark – Review

Many a World Happiness Index has placed Denmark within the Top 10 best countries in the world to live in. The Danes, it seems, have got it so right with their chunky knit sweaters and love of hygge. ...
The Mortuary Collection

The Mortuary Collection – Review

Director Ryan Spindell appeared at Fright Fest on Saturday night to chat to the eager, hyped up horror fans about his feature film. By all accounts, it has been years in the making and – what w...
Resin (Harpiks)

Resin (Harpiks) – Review

There are a plethora of films – everything from The Village to Leave No Trace – about families cutting themselves off from modern society in order to establish a new way of life in the mi...
The Cleansing Hour

The Cleansing Hour – Review

The opening scene of Damien LeVeck’s The Cleansing Hour has all the hallmarks of a good exorcism horror. There’s flickering lights; sulphurous reactions to holy water; contorted bodies; a...
5 is the perfect number

5 is the Perfect Number – Review

Igor Tuveri has adapted his own graphic novel, Cinque e il numero perfetto, to bring to the big screen a Mafia drama, set in 1970s Naples. Watching it felt like Sam Peckinpah meets film noir meets We...
Always in Season

Always in Season – Review

In August 2014, Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swingset in Bladenboro, North Carolina. After seemingly little investigative work, the police ruled that his death was a suicide. Lennon’s m...
Izaokas

Isaac (Izaokas) – Review

The opening scene – and it does seem to be one, continuous take – of Jurgis Matulevičius’ Isaac will leave your heart in your throat. In the midst of World War Two, local Nazi suppo...
Wild Rose

Wild Rose – Review

The opening sequence in 2005’s Walk the Line had your toes tapping in the cinema aisles as the unmistakable twang of country music pulsated through the speakers. Whilst not quite on the same scale, t...
Vox Lux

Vox Lux – Review

When I covered Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s Fugue and discussed it’s shocking and unsettling opening scenes, I thought that nothing would top that in terms of shock factor at this year’s Glasgo...