The Best Films Of The Decade

I posted a list like this, broken out into 5 parts, earlier this year, then took it down again. I was triggered by a couple of other publications that dared to make their lists so early. This is an updated version. Long, but snugly housed all in the one post. It just requires a lot … Continue reading The Best Films Of The Decade

Up ‘n’ Under – a new wave of cinematic sci-fi?

In the last year two films have appeared that have seemed visionary, movies which feel utterly distinctive and separate from one another, but which share a strange and encouraging connective tissue. Those films are Shane Carruth's Upstream Color and Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin. In many respects these two films are wholly different from one another. Tonally … Continue reading Up ‘n’ Under – a new wave of cinematic sci-fi?

Review: Upstream Color

Nine years ago Shane Carruth baffled as many people as he enthralled with his D.I.Y debut Primer, a fiercely intelligent low-budget science fiction piece in which experiments with time travel spiralled down into one another. It was an admirably complex piece of work from a man who was not afraid to pose conundrums or ask … Continue reading Review: Upstream Color