Happy Valley: A Response to the Female Victim

Fortunately, in the U.K. we have never had to yearn after strong female characters in our prime time  television dramas. I remember being only ten or eleven years old and watching the formidable Helen Mirren in reruns of the 1991 crime drama Prime Suspect. Despite facing criticisms and sexism in the workplace, she made solving […]

The Intricate Lifestyle of Nature: Upstream Colour (Shane Carruth, 2013)

Upstream Colour (2013)  is Shane Carruth’s second feature film, produced almost ten years after his sci-fi cult hit Primer (2004). For anyone who has seen Primer, and either loved it or loathed it (it seems to be like Marmite in this way), Carruth repeats his one man show of producing, directing, shooting, lighting, composing and starring in with Upstream Colour.