My Friend Dahmer (2017): Your Friendly Neighbourhood Serial Killer


Based on the graphic novel of the same name, My Friend Dahmer, attempts to take a new perspective on the ‘serial killer’ film. The source material, written by John (Derf) Backderf, provides an insight into the High School years of this his (then) friend, Jeffrey Dahmer, who is most infamous for his serial killing spree... Continue Reading →

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Bat-who?


Every now and again I find myself wondering, if I were to direct a Batman film, who would I cast in the iconic roles? So below is a list of the actors who I would choose for each role. Agree with my suggestions or have some of your own? Comment below and let me know!... Continue Reading →

Room 237 (2012): “Everyone’s A Critic”


Room 237 (2012) is a bizarre documentary concerning conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Whilst Room 237 is also entertaining, unfortunately it is for all the wrong reasons. It is an eclectic mixture of clips from a variety of random films, as well as Kubrick's other works and clips from The Shining are added... Continue Reading →

The Act of Killing (2012): The ‘Joy’ of Killing


Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated documentary, The Act of Killing (2012), is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking, and portrays a horrific situation with integrity and as much honesty as can be hoped for in a narrative based documentary. The film focuses on Anwar Congo and his friends, all members of the Pancisila Youth, a paramilitary group in... Continue Reading →

Caché (2005) : Caché Should Have Stayed Hidden


Caché (2005), a French language film from German-Austrian director Michael Haneke focuses on a middle-class French family being spied upon, with static shots of their house (among other situations) being filmed on videotape and sent to their house by an anonymous source. Whilst this plot sounds thrilling and Haneke's intentions seem to suggest an attempt at... Continue Reading →

Neighbouring Sounds (2012) : Sound of Silence


Neighbouring Sounds (2012) is the debut film of Brazilian critic turned film-maker Kleber Medonça Filho, and focuses on the grittier Brazil, worlds apart from the carnival capital that international audiences think it is. The film focuses on themes of paranoia and the growth of Brazilian middle class (whilst seeing the decline of the upper-middle classes as a... Continue Reading →

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