Although BBC 3 is now only available online that hasn’t stopped them from showcasing some fantastic new drama, namely emotional new drama Thirteen starring My Mad Fat Diary star Jodie Comer. In a new drama mystery as gripping and confusing as ITVs Broadchurch, Comer plays 26 year old Ivy Moxom who has recently escaped from being held captive by a man for thirteen years. The … Continue reading BBC3s Thirteen: Can You Unravel the Mystery?
In 1969, girls at an English girls’ school start fainting. All the time. With what is quite possibly the most annoying xylophone noise in the background the girls take it in turns to flop to the floor for no apparent reason, while Maisie Williams’ character fornicates with her brother. Possibly one of the strangest films I’ve seen in a long time, it’s about as boring … Continue reading Paragraph Film Review: The Falling
Painless (originally called Insensibles) is a fantasy horror film set in Catalonia which tells two stories that interlink. One is set during the Spanish civil war as an asylum rehabilitates a group of children with an ‘illness’ that means they are unable to feel pain. The second is set in the present day as a neurosurgeon who survives a car accident discovers by fluke that … Continue reading Painless
Absentia is a 2011 horror mystery directed by Mike Flanagan. It’s an independent film funded largely via the crowd funding website ‘Kickstarter’ and it won multiple awards at festivals. Tricia’s husband disappeared seven years ago, she is now pregnant with another man’s baby with plans to move on with her life. As the pressure mounts her sister Callie comes to stay, and helps her make the decision to declare her husband … Continue reading Absentia
Oldboy is a critically acclaimed Korean mystery thriller from director Chan-wook Park and starring Choi Min-Sik. It’s a dark and brutal revenge thriller that plays with conventions like so many Korean films do, and overshadows British and American films of the same genre. It’s violent with lots of twists and turns to keep you engrossed. It bears similarities to I Saw the Devil, which Min-Sik also starred in, with it’s violent storyline about … Continue reading Oldboy “Laugh and the World Laughs with You. Weep and You Weep Alone.”
Broadchurch is a new murder mystery drama starring Olivia Colman and David Tennant. When an eleven year old boy is found dead on a beach in Dorset, the police try their best to solve the mystery of his suspicious death.
Winter’s Bone is a slow paced mystery drama with a solid lead performance but very little else. It’s entirely forgettable. I had high expectations for Winter’s Bone due to some very good reviews and recommendations that I’d read, however I’m slightly disappointed. Jennifer Lawrence’s performance was brilliant, she’s an incredible actress and I’m sure she will be getting involved with a lot of upcoming films, but the film … Continue reading Winter’s Bone
Harold Angel has a new case; to find a man named Johnny Favourite. Except things aren’t quite that simple.
Angel Heart is a thriller that blends mystery and fantasy with action and suspense. It boasts a great cast all round from smaller bit-parts to Mickey Rourke’s leading role.