DN went to the Grimm Up North film festival in Manchester and very bravely watched five horror films in a row without once calling out for our mummy. First film of the day was Fragment, an Australian undead detective film that sounded a lot more fun than it was.
I can’t remember the last time I saw a character as fully-formed and original as the tile character in The Maid, a warm, funny and touching drama from Chile. Raquel, played brilliantly by Catalina Saavedra, is a 41 year old maid who’s been employed by the same family for twenty-five years. At first it’s difficult [...]
From October 28th to 31st October, independent horror films come to Manchester to have their UK debut at the second Grimm Up North film festival. DN caught up with lovely festival director Simeon Halligan and had a history lesson. Last year Simeon was promoting his directorial feature length debut, low budget shocker Splintered and wanted [...]
Early on in Winter’s Bone, the heroine Ree is asked by one of her two younger siblings for whom she’s responsible whether she’s going to beg their neighbour for some meat. She replies you should “never ask for what ought to be offered”, but where meat is offered easily, information is harder to come by. [...]