Oh yes, I do love Ray Harryhausen films with all my heart. This is not, I image, a surprise to anyone that knows me or visits TomJupiter. So a new documentary has me VERY excited. Plus, there’s going to be a Q&A at the Gate Cinema in Notting Hill.
The trailer is below, and I’ve reviewed the film for Cinetalk.
In 1993 a young boy disappeared from his home in Texas. Three years later he is discovered in Spain and accepted back into the family. Only, it isn’t him but a 23 year old Frenchman. An incredible true story.
I’m having a grand old time covering the Edinburgh Film Festival for Cinetalk. I’ve had the opportunity to visit the gorgeous Cameo Cinema – sister site to the Gate, and the chance to see several fantastic films. The first three reviews have been published:
What is this Film Called Love? is the news film from Mark Cousins. Small in scope, but big with ideas, the film was shot in only three days.
King of Devil’s Island is essentially a prison movie, starring the wonderful Stellen Skarsgard as the Governor. However, due to some great touches to the script and performances the film manages to rise above so many others in this genre.
The build of tension is superbly done, and it is beautifully shot throughout.
I really, really liked it. I wrote a full review of King of Devil’s Island for Cinetalk.