Friday, 20 November 2015

[Film Review] Over

Writer/Director Jorn Threllfall
Running Time; 15 minutes

A quiet typical suburban English street turns in what looks like a crime scene. The story unfolds through nine consecutive scenes in reverse order.

Less is more from the running time to Jorn Threllfall's minimalist script devoid of any dialogue save for the occasional murmur. This is his strength keeping the viewer captivated waiting for something to happen as both observer and amateur detective. The latter is served as Threllfall increasingly tantalises with titbits as each scene progresses and watching the scenes unravel actually feel like time is passing much slower. The viewer becomes obsessed with every little detail to the point. Seemingly simple occurrences such as the rustling leaves in the wind to a father and son enjoying a kick around on the green become the focus in waiting for some sort of clue, anticipation for the big reveal.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

[Film Review] Everything Will be Okay

Stars; Simon Schwarz, Julia Pointer
Director/Writer; Patrick Volltrah
Running Time; 30 minutes

Divorced father Michael picks up his eight year old daughter Lea for their usual second weekend time together.  It seems like any other visit with her father, but soon Lea notices her father's strange behaviour and can't help but feel that something isn't right.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

[INTERVIEW] - Philippe Audi-Dor

Young writer/director Philippe Audi-Dor is garnering high praise with his feature film debut "Wasp" which received its UK premier at the Raindance Film Festival last month. "Wasp" is a refreshing take on old story of forbidden love and questioning sexuality, a film I described in my recent review as "an insightful dramatic play about how regardless of sexuality all relationships are plagued by the same things". It was awarded Best International Feature and Best Actress for Elly Condron at the "Film Out LGBT Festival" in San Diego with more festival screenings on the way including "Boston LGBT Film Festival", "Beirut International Film Festival" and "Amsterdam Roze Filmdagen Film Festival"  

Friday, 25 September 2015

[FILM REVIEW] - WASP (2015)

Stars; Simon Haycock, Elly Condron, Hugo Bolton
Director; Philippe Audi-Dor
Writer; Philippe Audi-Dor
Running Time; 72 minutes

James and Olivier's romantic getaway to the South of France is interrupted by  chance meeting with Caroline, James' friend from his University days. On hearing that she had just broken up with her long term boyfriend James invites Caroline to stay with him and Olivier in an effort to cheer her up. Tensions arise however when Caroline develops an interest in Olivier who soon finds himself infatuated with her, forcing to question his feelings for James and his own sexuality.




Thursday, 2 July 2015

Hawk The Slayer Screening at FrightFest 2015

This year's Film4 Frightfest promises to be, according to event director Paul McEvoy "the UK's biggest, wildest and best ever genre celebration of past, present and future". The festival will be warmly welcomed once again to the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square, London on 27th August for its five day slaughter-thon of gore, thrills, chills, and dismemberment of body and soul. Included in this wild cinematic genre celebration of the past is the sword and sorcery epic "Hawk The Slayer" to feature at the event's Discovery screen, its first big screen showing in over three decades. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Terry Marcel and  actor Ray Charleson aka Crow the eflin bowman during which a special announcement will be made regarding the long awaited sequel "Hawk The Hunter".