Richard Strachan

About Richard Strachan

A writer and reviewer, currently living in Edinburgh.


Author Archives: Richard Strachan

Slither

April 29th, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

Slither owes enormous debts to most of the pioneering horror directors and films of the last 40 years, including Cronenberg’s


The Dark

April 7th, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

Notable for perhaps being the only film to explore the potential of the humble sheep as a horrific motif, director


V For Vendetta

March 18th, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

In a dystopian near-future Britain, an American war that has spiralled out of control has led to increased terrorist attacks,


Four Brothers

January 1st, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

When their foster-mother is killed in a grocery store robbery gone wrong, four brothers return to their tough Detroit neighbourhood


Into the Blue

January 1st, 2006 | by Richard Strachan

In this glossy and guiltily entertaining film, Paul Walker plays Jared, an impossibly toned amateur salvage operator in the Bahamas


Serenity

October 7th, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

After the cancellation of his series ‘Firefly’, writer-director Joss Whedon suffered further proof that a mass audience has no interest


Alone in the Dark

May 24th, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

It’s both comic and cruel that in the absolutist world of Internet geekdom, German director Uwe Boll is known to


Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)

April 24th, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

Based on the popular novel by Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko, ‘Night Watch’ is an extremely bold fantasy horror that sometimes


Primer

February 8th, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

Even if this film wasn’t incredibly inventive and astutely made, Shane Carruth would deserve considerable critical plaudits for making it


The New World

January 1st, 2005 | by Richard Strachan

I’ve often wondered what a Terrence Malick script looks like, whether the digressions, when he lets his camera roam to



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