Thursday, May 8, 2014
Right from the get-go, with its depictions of an all-too-real council estate in Glasgow, having long fallen into decline and become a shadowy place of dereliction and menace, writer/director Foy establishes an atmosphere of dread and creepy tension. With its opening scene, in which Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) watches helplessly as a group of hooded youths attack his pregnant wife, unable to do anything as he’s stuck in the rickety lift of the tower block where they live, Foy ratchets up the tension good and tight. And rarely lets go. Effortlessly playing on contemporary social fears and anxieties, such as the breakdown of community, the failure of welfare systems set up to help the vulnerable, and the increasing threat from hoodlum culture, Citadel is a dark and taut horror, but one that is, for the most part anyway, grounded in a sense of reality...
Monday, May 5, 2014
Thing is my wife is back in the hospital. Nothing life threatening, just painful and hard to deal with.
I wish I could be the one going through this instead of her.
Thanks for your patience.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Prologue: The End is The Beginning
Chapter One: The Planet Of The 70’s
Chapter Two: Beneath The Planet Of The 70’s