Reviews Archive

  • Distraction tells the story of a post-rehab writer struggling to finish a script for a boss he hates, and instead picking up a prostitute. Writing is always easier with a prostitute!

    Distraction

    Distraction tells the story of a post-rehab writer struggling to finish a script for a boss he hates, and instead picking up a prostitute. Writing is always easier with a prostitute!

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  • The Bird is a beautifully composed short film which deftly engages with how the fallout of a loved one's death can impact on those left behind, in often very contrasting ways.

    The Bird

    The Bird is a beautifully composed short film which deftly engages with how the fallout of a loved one's death can impact on those left behind, in often very contrasting ways.

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  • E.M.M.A is a well written and nicely shot science fiction short film, about an artificial woman who struggles to comprehend her predicament, and two scientists who must decide her fate.

    E.M.M.A.

    E.M.M.A is a well written and nicely shot science fiction short film, about an artificial woman who struggles to comprehend her predicament, and two scientists who must decide her fate.

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  • Stalker’s Mark is a horror film based on an alarming kidnapping statistic. With its frantic soundtrack and first person camera, it puts us in the mind of a kidnap victim.

    Stalker’s Mark

    Stalker’s Mark is a horror film based on an alarming kidnapping statistic. With its frantic soundtrack and first person camera, it puts us in the mind of a kidnap victim.

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  • Jamie Short’s visually arresting short film presents a lucid dream which takes an office-worker away from his mundane life.

    Lucid

    Jamie Short’s visually arresting short film presents a lucid dream which takes an office-worker away from his mundane life.

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  • Bendito Machine IV is the latest in a series of shorts about a primitive, clumsy species that rely on machinery. It tells a wordless story about petty tyrants and environmental dangers in stunning animation.

    Bendito Machine IV

    Bendito Machine IV is the latest in a series of shorts about a primitive, clumsy species that rely on machinery. It tells a wordless story about petty tyrants and environmental dangers in stunning animation.

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  • Ken Loach's new film, based on a true story, looks at the struggles of a re-opened music hall as it connects with the youth and threatens the establishment in religiously conservative 1930's Ireland.

    Jimmy’s Hall and Ken Loach Q&A

    Ken Loach's new film, based on a true story, looks at the struggles of a re-opened music hall as it connects with the youth and threatens the establishment in religiously conservative 1930's Ireland.

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  • Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland bring 1970’s New Zealand to life with their 2009 short about a gutsy, wannabe boy wonder whose archenemies are the playground bullies who harass him.

    The Six Dollar Fifty Man

    Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland bring 1970’s New Zealand to life with their 2009 short about a gutsy, wannabe boy wonder whose archenemies are the playground bullies who harass him.

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  • Old Fangs is an Alexander Payne-esque road trip, animated with a rich, warm, autumnal colour palette that softens the darker elements of the story. It's Wes Anderson meets Vincent Van Gogh.

    Old Fangs

    Old Fangs is an Alexander Payne-esque road trip, animated with a rich, warm, autumnal colour palette that softens the darker elements of the story. It's Wes Anderson meets Vincent Van Gogh.

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  • Human Beings is a beautifully shot post-modern fable that links various animal attributes to typical coming-of-age archetypes.

    Human Beings

    Human Beings is a beautifully shot post-modern fable that links various animal attributes to typical coming-of-age archetypes.

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