Review: Shell (2013)

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Adapted from his own six-year-old short film, writer and director Scott Graham’s directorial debut Shell is a quiet piece that pits its two main characters – father and daughter Pete (Joseph Mawle) and Shell (Chloe Pirrie) – against the beautiful, yet harsh and lonely backdrop of the Scottish Highlands and observes how they live, interact and survive the difficult environment that envelopes them. Continue reading “Review: Shell (2013)”

Review: Kill List (2011)

Jay (Neil Maskell) is an undercover hitman living a cosy life with his wife, Shel (MyAnna Buring), and son, Sam (Harry Simpson), when he embarks upon a new assignment with his friend Gal (Michael Smiley), unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

Kill List is a difficult film to categorize. What starts off as a kitchen sink drama slowly yet brilliantly transcends into part dark comedy, part edgy thriller and part sinister horror. It’s an amalgamation of components that, on paper, Continue reading “Review: Kill List (2011)”