Month: September 2014

Depression Quest

Depression Quest was released earlier in August. I don’t suffer from depression myself, but I know plenty of people that do. A number of friends and my father included. These are my thoughts.   Depression Quest is a game structured upon a simple premise that tackles the very complex subject of mental illness. Depression is an affliction that is responsible the breakdown of… Read more →

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

*This review was originally posted on the now defunct world cinema blog Director: David Fincher Starring: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer Certificate: 18   Stieg Larsson’s popular bestseller gets the Hollywood treatment, directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and relative newcomer Rooney Mara as the punk anti- culture heroine with the dragon tattoo. For fans of… Read more →

Interview with Faouzi Bensaidi

This interview was originally conducted for and centred on Bensaidi’s 2011 film Death for Sale. Moroccan film-maker and actor Faouzi Bensaïdi released his third film Death For Sale last year, with a UK release date imminent. Beginning in theatre, Bensaïdi started to make short films, quickly gaining several accolades. In 2003, he made his first feature film, A Thousand… Read more →

Death for Sale [2011]

This review was originally posted on The website is now gone, so I’ve uploaded it here!   Director: Faouzi Bensaïdi Starring: Fehd Benchemsi, Foud Labiad, Imane Elmechafri   In the face of economic turmoil, the lost generation is a term that gets frequently thrown around by the mainstream media nowadays. Death For Sale, the third film from Moroccan film… Read more →

Interview with Lucas Pittaway

Interview originally produced for After being spotted in a local shopping centre, Lucas Pittaway was cast in the starring role of Snowtown, Justin Kurzel’s harrowing filmic account of Australia’s bodies in barrels murders. Pittaway plays Jamie Vlassakis, a teenager who is manipulated into assisting a series of grisly murders by serial killer John Bunting (Daniel Henshall). The film is… Read more →

Interview with Snowtown director Justin Kurzel

This interview was originally written for Justin Kurzel’s directorial debut, Snowtown is based on the worst case of serial killings in Australia’s recent history. Just before the turn of the millennium, eight bodies were found decomposing in barrels of acid in a disused building in Snowtown, South Australia. The murders which eventually tallied at a total of 11 people… Read more →


This review was originally written for   Director: Justin Kurzel Starring: Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway, Louise Harris Certificate: 18  In May 1999 the discovery of eight barrels containing the remains of six people in a disused building in Snowtown began the investigation into Australia’s grizzliest case of serial killings. Just over a decade later comes the cinematic recollection of… Read more →

Interview with Daniel Henshall

This interview was originally produced for, a now defunct world cinema blog.   Daniel Henshall stars in Snowtown, Justin Kurzel’s harrowing account of Australia’s bodies in barrels murders, which involved the torture and murder of eleven people. Henshall plays John Bunting, who is introduced as a friendly suburban family man, who becomes a surrogate father to teenager Jamie Vlassakis… Read more →