Review: Watching You (2003)

Watching You (2003) is a collection of award-winning international film shorts, varying in length from seven to 32 minutes, each with a distinct voice well worth a listen. The first on the DVD is 4PM, a quirky and funny little U.K. film from director Samantha Backhurst and featuring Emma Kay, Linda McGuire and Barry Lee-Thomas. Belinda takes us with her in her pursuit of dangerous … Continue reading Review: Watching You (2003)

The Final Frontier? (2004)

Originally published on, April 17th 2004 Wasn’t it just the other day that I was sitting in front of my television in that semi-vegetative state and across one of those sexy The L Word promos? Since then, the show has drawn legions of fans and detractors within its broad cross-section of straight, gay, male and female viewership. And with the burden of representing a … Continue reading The Final Frontier? (2004)

Death and The Seventh Seal

This was written as an assignment for a film class while studying at Williams College in 2001 Few films deal as explicitly and profoundly with the mammoth questions of life, death and God as does Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. The film takes us on a journey with the knight Antonius Bloch, after his return from the Crusades, as he tries to find meaning and … Continue reading Death and The Seventh Seal

Review: Ghost World (2001) | The Williams Record

Originally published in the Williams Record, October 1st 2001 Somewhere in America, in a generic suburban town with the same ‘creeps and weirdos’ that frequent every American neighbourhood, pale-faced, black-haired Enid (Thora Birch) and her partner in crime Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) have just graduated high school and are reluctantly trying to figure out exactly what they’re going to do next. They want to be independent, … Continue reading Review: Ghost World (2001) | The Williams Record

Review: Chocolat (2001) | The Williams Record

Originally published: in the Williams Record, February 20th 2001 You can always tell a good movie when you didn’t once look down to see how much longer it could possibly run. You can be sure other people have liked it when the buzz surrounding it is so strong that it’s held over at the movie theatre by popular demand. And of course, the fact that … Continue reading Review: Chocolat (2001) | The Williams Record