With the release of Everyone’s Going To Die, Simon Childs Chats To The  Jones Collective
Jul17

With the release of Everyone’s Going To Die, Simon Childs Chats To The Jones Collective

With the release of Everybody’s Going To Die, the Jones collective’s first fantastic feature length film, I got the chance to sit down and ask them a few questions about the making of it, the themes behind it and get to hear about their upcoming work. If you haven’t read my review of the film, the link is here. Where did the inspiration for Everyone’s Going To Die come from?   So many places. Movies we like. Life....

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Zulu (18) Home Ents Review
Apr25

Zulu (18) Home Ents Review

Dir. Jerome Salle, South Africa, 2013, 110 mins, in English Cast: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whittaker, Lise Slabber Zulu presents a fascinating portrait of a modern South Africa, marred only by the overly complicated story it is trying to tell. Its stereotyped protagonists serve only as a distraction from its more unique setting. Forest Whittaker and Orlando Bloom take on the roles of two troubled cops, investigating a brutal murder in...

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The Invisible Life (A Vida Invisível) (PG) Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

The Invisible Life (A Vida Invisível) (PG) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Vítor Gonçalves, Portugal/UK, 2013, 99 mins, in Portuguese with subtitles Cast: Filipe Duarte, Maria João Pinho, João Perry There’s a time and a place for slow, ‘chamber cinema’. And Vítor Gonçalves’ The Invisible Life is a great example of just that. Hugo (Duarte) is a civil servant, working out of a gloomy building in Lisbon. His boss and mentor, Antonio (Perry), is dying; Hugo keeps thinking about his ex, architecture student...

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Home From Home (15)  Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

Home From Home (15) Close-Up Film Review

  Dir. Edgar Reitz, Germany, 2013, 230 mins, in German with subtitles Cast: Jan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximilian Scheidt, Marita Breuer, Rüdiger Kriese, Philine Lembeck If Edgar Reitz’s Home From Home doesn’t turn out with hindsight to be one of cinema’s truly great epic, historical dramas dealing with the lives of impoverished rural folk, I’ll eat my stinking, curiously stained britches. The veteran director, creator of the...

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Frequencies (12) Home Ents Review
Apr13

Frequencies (12) Home Ents Review

Dir. Darren Paul Fisher, UK, 2013, 105 mins Cast: Daniel Fraser, Eleanor Wyld, David Broughton-Davies It’s a real shame to see grand ideas caged by a limited budget, but that’s exactly what’s happened with this British sci-fi romance. Frequencies is set in an alternative universe where everyone’s luck is measured by  ‘frequency’. People with a high frequency are lucky, prosperous and a whole host of other positive things; whereas,...

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