Reviews

Rage

January 21, 2012
By Paul Pritchard
Rage

Although Rage is consciously inspired Steven Spielbergs Duel, writer/director Chris Witherspoon has very successfully moved beyond his initial inspiration to take the film in an entirely different direction. The direction the film takes is one that works very well indeed. We start in an Oregon suburb where we meet Dennis Twist (Rick Crawford), an...
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Things I Dont Understand

January 7, 2012
By Paul Pritchard
Things I Don’t Understand

Things I Dont Understand follows Violet Kubelick (Molly Ryman), a brilliant young graduate student who has an obsession with the afterlife. So much so that this has become the centrepiece of her studies, and the basis of her thesis which is on the subject of near-death experiences. This obsession takes a dark turn, before...
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The Devils 6 Commandments

November 27, 2011
By Paul Pritchard
The Devil’s 6 Commandments

The opening scenes of The Devils 6 Commandments include a twist that I really didnt expect. This very effectively grabbed my attention and left me more than ready for the subsequent leap into the backstory. After repeatedly spurning the offensively sleazy advances of Vincent The Poison (Nathan Bowen), Nina (Gianna Pattison) snaps half-way through...
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Emasculation

November 16, 2011
By Paul Pritchard
Emasculation

Relationships, specifically romantic relationships, are something on which weve all embarked. They are a fundamental part of being human and and the ups and downs, beginnings and endings of these is an endlessly fascinating subject. It should, therefore, be no surprise that many film-makers have tackled this subject, and I am sure that we...
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Technicality

November 12, 2011
By Paul Pritchard
Technicality

Inspired by a 2010 San Francisco crime lab scandal, Technicality is a film about repercussions and how we react to events that should be beyond our control. When a San Francisco lab technician is caught stealing drug evidence, countless pending cases have to be abandoned. Rather than trying to encompass the bigger picture, however,...
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Waste of Space

August 28, 2011
By Paul Pritchard

Sean Meehans Waste of Space is a surprisingly moving film about finally accepting adulthood, centring on Duncan (Jacob Sherburne), who is fresh out of college and finally living alone. Like many twenty-somethings, Duncan hasnt really grown yet up and is bumbling through life without taking on any avoidable responsibility. Things change Jimmy (John Pizzuti)...
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Quick Shop

August 26, 2011
By Paul Pritchard
Quick Shop

College room mates, Hunter (Chris Stevens) and Trevor (Rob F. Hercik III) share an uncomfortable past after having fallen out over a girl. But they still need to share a space and Trevor has talked Hunter into joining him on a trip to his home town for a weekend in the country. Things take...
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Le Fear

August 14, 2011
By Paul Pritchard
Le Fear

When a director with a string of 21 failures to his name decides to attempt a film noir horror-love story, you know that things will turn out badly. When the same director manages, with no sense of irony, to come up with a title like Le Fear you can be sure that the end...
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Bicycle Day

June 15, 2011
By Paul Pritchard
Bicycle Day

Bicycle Day, according to the Urban Dictionary, commemorates April 19th 1943 when Dr. Albert Hofmann first took LSD intentionally. Fearing he had made himself ill, he cycled home from his lab and, during this bicycle ride, he experienced the effects of LSD, making this the date of the first ever acid trip. Knowing this...
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Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit?

June 1, 2011
By Paul Pritchard
Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit?

Surreal tragi-comedy is a genre that strikes me as one that would be very difficult to do well. So it is no small achievement that Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit? is as good as it is – and the film is a very good one indeed. The plot centres on Pete Blagmore (Rob Leetham),...
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