Tag Archives: Soda Pictures

James White

Independent film was once a nothing concept but with the rise in eminence of the internet this has shifted 180 to the point where young filmmakers need to carve out their own niche in order to stand out. Joshua Mond along with fellow Borderline films

Rams

Winner of the 2015 ‘Un Certain regard’ strand at Cannes and a film of intriguing realism is Rams. Grímur Hákonarson’s critical acclaimed film is the story of a rural Icelandic sheep farming community ravaged by the fatal, degenerative disease Scrapie. The film opens with Brothers

Just Jim

Many actors take the leap from in front of the camera to behind it, while more common for established names who want to try something new or complete a passion project they’ve been sat on for years – there has been a swelling of young

The Reflecting Skin

Poet, Author and Film Maker Philip Ridley made his directorial debut in 1990 with this 1950 set American Prairie Horror film. Thanks to the pulpy novels read his Dad the young Seth Dove (Jeremy Cooper) believes his secretive neighbour, Dolphin Blue (Lindsay Duncan), to be

Jauja

Jauja, in Peru, was once thought to be a Mecca of milk and honey. Thought unreachable by man, this fact was attested to by the number of people who went missing while searching for it  – according to the opening expository text dump. Both the geographic and mythical

The Face of an Angel

Outside traditions of storytelling media, many of the Zeitgeists capturing stories of our time have come from court rooms of the world. With the Oscar Pistorius case and abuse of civil liberties by now-defunct press outlets to name but two. One which dwarfed those in

Cinema Eclectica 21 – Hey, Hey – Man Tears!

It’s a slow news week because Cannes has rolled around again, but we give it the old college try anyway. In “Off the Shelf” we discuss Fritz Lang’s silent classic Frau Im Mond before discovering the strange wonders of  Second Run’s Polish Cinema Collection Volume

Electricity

Right at the start of Bryn Higgins’s sophomore film, there’s a credit for the Wellcome Trust as producers. Having one of the world’s largest financiers of cutting-edge medical research in your opening credits sets out a mission statement; when it comes to medical accuracy, this