Gavin Rye

Gavin Rye


Film fan, filmaker, film pervert. And general pervert too.

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  • Nightmare Weekend

    Nightmare Weekend


    So I was watching and enjoying Nightmare Weekend, but I really had no idea what was going on at all. This happens with me occasionally. I don’t think I’m an idiot or anything, but occasionally I seem to have issues keeping track of who is who and what’s going on in a film. Usually a quick look at the synopsis will set me straight. I thought I was having one of these moments as I watched Nightmare Weekend, but was…

  • Pregnant With a Swastika

    Pregnant With a Swastika


    Giuseppe lays an egg in a box. He then gives some old shoes to a homeless guy. Him and his girlfriend (who I think has hatched from the egg) communicate by mouthing words to each other which are subtitled. They chat about chess, his socks and put snapchat filters on.

    I always love the insights we get into Andrews’ real life in his films, what with them being shot where he actually lives. The photos and pictures on the walls,…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin


    I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.

  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.

    Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…