Enemy (2013)

“Enemy” is a fascinating, surreal psychological thriller by director Denis Villeneuve. Jake Gyllenhall’s acting in the film is very impressive, as is the film’s cinematography and colour scheme, and oppressive horror-styled score. [Note: It’s very difficult to discuss this film without spoilers, so I’ll add a load of line breaks here, as the review proper,…

Next Floor (2008)

“Next Floor” is a strange, very offbeat short film featuring a set of classy diners gorging themselves on a meal while attended by service staff, until the ground gives out beneath them, and they all fall to the “next floor”, where they begin the process of gorging themselves on a meal again. The message about…

REW-FFWD (1994)

An interesting, low-key short film directed by Denis Villeneuve. It’s primarily a journalistic sort of examination of Jamaican society, specifically the neighbourhood of Trench Town, but has a very fascinating and unconventional structure, that feels very in keeping with some of Villeneuve’s later films. The structural conceit of the film is that it’s being presented…