Film Review: ‘Broken Lines’

★★★☆☆ Broken Lines (2008) director Sallie Aprahamian has prior directorial credits for the BAFTA-nominated Teachers, This Life and The Sins, and was also hand-picked by writers/lead actors Dan Fredenburgh and Doraly Rosa to take the reins. It proves a wise decision, as her intimate knowledge of North London seen through Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘The Debt’

★★★★☆ A brooding air runs at the core of director John Madden’s The Debt (2010). With Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds, Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington leading an impressive cast, and a screenplay by Matthew Vaughan, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan, this dark thriller straddles the fine line between Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Red State’

★★★☆☆ A while back I posted a preview Red State’s (2011) history, writer/director Kevin Smith’s penultimate feature and first shot at horror. I’ve been waiting for it through initial mentions years back, to the last 12 months when Smith’s SModcast network has detailed the film’s fiercely independently-minded production and release. Continue Reading