Category Archives: Movies & Documentaries

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Question: Who was originally desired to direct Alien 3? While David Fincher’s take makes for an interesting watch he wasn’t 20th Century Fox’s first pick. Vincent Ward was booked first and got as far starting production before walking away citing creative differences. While he is

Pick of the Geek – I Know You Know

Set in South Wales in 1989, I Know You Know tells the story of single parent father Charlie Callaghan (Robert Carlyle) and his eleven-year-old son Jamie (newcomer Arron Fuller). Written and directed by Human Traffic’s Justin Kerrigan, what is remarkable about this film is that

Pick of the Geek – L’humanité

A prime example of the kind of film that made Bruno Dumont the best new hope for European arthouse/an enemy of the people (delete according to taste), L’humanité provoked furious amounts of booing when it won three awards at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival and

Pick of the Geek – Crash

David Cronenberg’s 1996 adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel – a book that was once rejected for publication with the note “This author is beyond psychiatric help” – was hugely controversial on release, banned in several London boroughs and subject to a protracted hate campaign from

Pick of the Geek – The Cremator

A Slovak Jew working in Czech Prague, Juraj Herz was an outsider even among the glorious misfits who populated the cinema scene of Communist-era Czechoslovakia. Nothing he ever did was predictable, so when he decided to address his history as an inmate of Ravensbrück concentration

Pick of the Geek – The Night of Truth

Night of Truth (French: La nuit de la vérité) is a 2004 French/Burkinabe film, the first by director Fanta Régina Nacro. Set in a fictional West-African country, this film tells the story of the night of reconciliation between two ethnic groups, the Nayak and the