BÖRÜ – Lincoln Jaeger


Börü (Wolf) is a Turkish Netflix Original 6-part series (not to be confused with the movie of the same name) that aired in 2018. The show follows a group of military Special Ops types – the Wolf team – from 2014 through to just prior to the 2016 attempted coup in Turkey, Each episode focuses…

THE SOURCE PARK – Edward Blakeley


Listening to a lot of film scores, as I do, it’s music that has a different sound or other property that differentiates it from the rest that particularly piques my interest. The use of the church organ in film music is something that always attracts my attention – Hans Zimmer’s use of the organ in…

THE PREGNANT GROUND – Andreas Gutuen Aaser


The Pregnant Ground is a 2019 short film produced at the UK’s National Film and Television School that follows a woman who is trying to come to terms with having had a miscarriage. As part of her journey she begins to believe that the ground below her apartment becomes pregnant. Written and directed by Haolu…

8 DAYS (8 TAGE) – David Reichelt


8 Days (8 Tage) is an 8-episode German apocalyptic sci-fi mini-series where a 60-kilometre wide asteroid/meteor is on a collision course with Earth. American attempts to neutralize the threat have failed and Europe is in line to be completely wiped out by the impact. The drama focuses on the final days in the lives of…

THE MUSTANG – Jed Kurzel


The Mustang tells the story of the inmate of a Nevada prison who is placed onto a program to train captured wild horses. Despite the movie covering a subject that is open to clichéd story-telling – the movie is even described as the protagonist “must learn to tame not only the mustang but also the…

OS PRÍNCIPES – Gustavo Jobim


Os Príncipes (The Princes), directed by Luiz Rosemberg Filho, is a 2018 drama set in Brazil that follows two men driving around Rio de Janeiro at night to alleviate their boredom. They are looking for sex and violence and pick up a couple of prostitutes to accompany them and help satisfy their needs. The award-winning…

BAGMAN – Denis Delcroix


Dripping full of Deadpool references (e.g., breaking the ‘fourth wall’, numerous jokes), Bagman is a 2018 Canadian comedy horror feature film. The character of Bagman wears a brown paper bag on his head and spends his time going round the neighbourhood killing anyone too careless or lazy at recycling plastic. Yep! It’s a movie that…

DARK HIGHLANDS – Jon Brooks


Writer/director/editor Mark Stirton’s 2018 horror/thriller, Dark Highlands, isn’t going to feature in any forthcoming Scottish Tourist Board promotional video. The film tells the story of an unnamed Japanese artist on a visit to the Scottish Highlands to paint its wonderful scenery. But he becomes the target of ‘The Gamekeeper’, a psychopathic and sadistic masked and…

MONGOLIAN DEATH WORM – Emir Işılay


Mongolian Death Worm is a SyFi Original TV movie from 2010 where an American oil company is carrying out experimental test drillings in the deserts of Mongolia. They disturb a nest of giant ravenous worms and the creatures set off on a breeding and killing spree. A treasure hunter who is trying to find the…