She’s The One

Terry holds up his bus pass for inspection, doing his best to replicate the broad grin on its photo. Unimpressed the driver waves him on, his dead eyes already on the old lady behind. “Aren’t you gonna check it?” Terry asks. The driver glances back at him, “you getting on or what?” “I’m just saying,... Continue Reading →

The Good Samaritan

I spotted him a mile off. Staggering along, doing his best to stay upright. By the time I catch up with him he’s slowly sliding along the boarded-up windows of what used to be Woolworths, but is now just another stop on the fly-poster’s route. “You alright there?” No reaction. “Hello. H e l l... Continue Reading →

Dog (2001) – Andrea Arnold

Thematically linked in a few ways to Arnold's later Fish Tank, this short film sees Arnold finding her artistic feet and paves the way for what would become her Oscar winning short Wasp. Leah is a council-estate teen whose mum screams abuse at her when she leaves the flat rather than waving tutty-bye. Even if you... Continue Reading →

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