MEEK’S CUTOFF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kelly Reichardt Stars: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson, Will Patton, Paul Dano, Ron Rondeaux. Unlike other westerns that have dealt with the westward expansion (Westward Ho The Wagons, etc), Meeks’s Cutoff deals with some weighty themes like the struggle for survival, racism and religion. Meek’s Cutoff is an unconventional western that concentrates more on the role of women, who have often been marginalised in the traditional westerns of yesteryear. This shifts the whole dynamic and framework of the genre, Continue reading

STAKE LAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jim Mickle Stars: Nick Damici, Connor Paolo,Kelly McGillis, Sean Nelson, Danielle Harris. Seemingly inspired by George A Romero’s cycle of zombie films, Stake Land is a low-budget independent American horror film that comes across as an aggressive cross between The Road, Near Dark, The Book Of Eli, and even the recent Zombieland, as well as any number of other post-Apocalyptic films. A man known only as Mister (Nick Damici) and Martin (Connor Paolo, better known for his role in Gossip Girl), a teenage orphan, are wandering Continue reading