The Battery (2012)

I like this sort of low budget horror, that relies more on the characters coping, or not, with the disasters they face. It’s a film that does a lot with not very much.


The Handmaid’s Tale – S:3 (2017– )

I recently rated Euphoria as possibly one of the best series this year. It may have to share that accolade with The Handmaid’s Tale, especially the last three episodes of Season 3. What an emotional rollercoaster? A lesson to anyone listening.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

This was bonkers nonsense. Went all in on a weak hand, tried to cover all the bases, but satisfy missed all of them.

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

This falls into the category of soldiers with honour following the orders of idiots. As a film, the emotional kick in the guts that would’ve come from a fight to the last man, gets diluted by real life events. Still, there are solid performances from all concerned. It also helps that I was ignorant of the history.

Emily Scaife puts me in mind of Len Lye

I recently had an interview with The Plus to become one of their staff writers. It would be a great gig if I can get it. A chance to write about things that really interest me. You should take a look at the site if you’re at all interested in the arts.

While looking around their site I came across the work of Emily Scaife, a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Her images and animations feel to me like organic matter probing the digital universe.

Her work puts me in mind of Len Lye’s experimental films.

Lye was more interested in the kinetic than organic but for me both filmmakers share a similar vibrance.

The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)

It’s not quite Argo, but not bad. Where Argo has you gripped, with a certain will they won’t they escape jeopardy, this feels worthy. A righteous man being righteous.

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