Tag: Sean Ellis

WWII Dramas: Anthropoid (2016) + Eye of the Needle (1981)

WWII Dramas: Anthropoid (2016) + Eye of the Needle (1981)

November 8, 2016 | By

Reviews of two underrated WWII dramas, Sean Ellis’ docu-drama Anthropoid (2016) from Universal + Richard Marquand’s vivid film version of Ken Follett’s Eye of the Needle (1981) from Twilight Time, and from the archives, Ellis’ Cashback (2006) + The Broken (2008)

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BR: Anthropoid (2016)

BR: Anthropoid (2016)

November 8, 2016 | By

After expanding his Oscar-winning short film Cashback into a 2006 feature film and directing the eerie, atmospheric, but ultimately nonsensical horror shocker The Broken (2008), Sean Ellis took a break from feature films an flipped back to a few short projects, but recently came back with two intriguing dramas…

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DVD: Broken, The (2008)

DVD: Broken, The (2008)

November 8, 2016 | By

Jack Finney’s The Body Snatchers remains one of the most inspirational horror novels ever written, so it’s expected every once in a while a director takes a poke at the theme of substitution: of a person suddenly replaced by another due to some eerie conspiracy…

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DVD: Cashback (2006)

DVD: Cashback (2006)

November 8, 2016 | By

Sean Ellis’ feature film debut is actually an expansion of his same-titled, Oscar nominated short film from 2004, which had a struggling art school student named Ben discovers he could stop time…

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