Film Reviews

REVIEW: In The House (2012)

My first introduction to François Ozon’s work was the excellent comedy, ‘The New Girlfriend’, after which I was determined to find more of his films. The determination fizzled out, and only now have I got round to watching what was widely regarded as his best,…

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TV REVIEW: Trapped (Season 1)

Scandinavian drama has been creeping onto our screens with a growing presence over the last few years, and with some calling this the “Golden Age of Television”, it’s not difficult to see why. Leading the way in this market we have ‘The Killing’ and ‘The…

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REVIEW: Cargo 200 (2007)

The latest inductee to the JumpCut UK World Cinema Club, ‘Cargo 200’ is not for the faint-hearted. A combination of various sordid acts of degradation and desperation taking place within a Soviet Union nearing the end of its lifespan, results in an ever-present, unparalleled bleakness as we…

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REVIEW: World of Tomorrow (2015)

Written by Mark Blakeway I can’t seem to shake this film from my mind. It’s invaded my dreams, as is usually the case for Don Hertzfeldt’s uniquely entertaining view on life. Off the back of his recent couch gag for ‘The Simpsons’ and his feature length cartoon ‘It’s Such…

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REVIEW: The Lobster (2015)

Written by Mark Blakeway Yorgos Lanthimos’ take on reality has always been a little off-balance. It looks familiar, but the people who tend to inhabit his absurdly surreal worlds, and the events that take place within them, are far from normal by conventional standards. Much…