Bait (18) | Home Ents Review
Sep06

Bait (18) | Home Ents Review

  Dir. Dominic Brunt, UK, 2015, 83 mins Cast: Victoria Smurfit, Joanne Mitchell, Jonathan Slinger Bait, also known in some territories as The Taking (in my opinion the more appropriate title) is the second feature from supremely talented director Dominic Brunt, who most would recognise as Paddy, a staple from the long-running British soap Emmerdale. Bex and Dawn, two good friends played by Victoria Smurfit and (Brunt’s real...

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Still (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May09

Still (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Simon Blake, UK, 2014, 97 mins Cast: Aiden Gillen, Jonathan Slinger, Elodie Yung, Amanda Mealing, Sonny Green, Kate Ashfield, Anyone who recognises the name and face of Aiden Gillen will understand the quality, edgy acting that comes with him. The man has spanned the width and breadth of the industry and played every stock character he potentially could, it would seem; from sleazy yet paradoxically idealist politician Tommy...

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