Backseat Mafia

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Rating Title/Year Author
Silent Action (1975) Rob Aldam An action-packed mystery thriller which keeps you on your toes throughout. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
Citizen Lane (2018) Rob Aldam A docudrama which shines the light of one of Ireland's forgotten sons. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2021
The Frightened City (1962) Rob Aldam An underappreciated gem of British crime cinema. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2021
The Power (2021) Rob Aldam Whilst it's clear that The Power doesn't merely relate to electricity, it feels like the message is more important than the story. And whilst the tale is in itself fairly entertaining, it never quite has the intended impact. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2021
Charulata (1964) Rob Aldam An exquisite and sensitive tale of forbidden love, literacy obsession and emotional turmoil. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2021
Rendez-vous (2019) Rob Aldam Pablo Olmos Arrayales' film works due to its simplicity. There are obvious limitations to this format and the story itself is a trifle thin but you can't help but admire the craft involved in its creation. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
Threshold (2020) Rob Aldam Whilst the genre elements are ever present, bubbling to the surface at the end, it's the family drama which serves as a focal point. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
La vampira de Barcelona (2020) Rob Aldam It's a fascinating and immersive story which still puzzles to this day. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
Shiva Baby (2020) Rob Aldam A beautifully handled culture comedy which thrives on a sense of urgency and wanton disarray. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
Zana (2019) Rob Aldam A beautifully crafted film about the power of grief and the destruction and damage war inflicts on those touched by it. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2021
Lost in America (1985) Rob Aldam Cautions us to be careful what we wish for. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
Defending Your Life (1991) Rob Aldam A surprisingly thoughtful portrait of a man coming to terms with his mortality. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2021
Forgotten We'll Be (2020) Rob Aldam Features a wonderful ensemble cast who help create an accomplished and intelligent biopic. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
Francesco (2020) Rob Aldam Whilst it jumps around a little too much, you can't fault the craft involved or the focus which is almost universally away from theology and centred on modern global issues. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
The Translators (2019) Rob Aldam Whilst it does get a little too convoluted for its own good at times, The Translators is a taut and entertaining mystery thriller. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
The Toll (2020) Rob Aldam A creepy and unnerving horror which will unsettle and startle in equal measure. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
The Black Windmill (1974) Rob Aldam Caine, as usual, eats up every scene and the writing cleverly serves up a number of red herrings. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
The Banishing (2020) Rob Aldam It's a shame really as The Banishing has a lot of potential but never really comes together. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021
Daughters of the Dust (1991) Rob Aldam A striking visual feast. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
Russian Raid (2021) Rob Aldam The fight choreography is limp and poorly shot. It's not until the bullets start flying does it begin to pick up a bit. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
Malmkrog (2020) Rob Aldam An impeccably crafted and a studiously mannered chamber drama. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2021
Sweetheart (2021) Rob Aldam A warm-hearted and tender exploration of young sexuality and the bonds which draw families together (but also pull them apart). EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2021
Home Front (2020) Rob Aldam A powerful drama which tackles the lasting repercussions of the Algerian War on French society. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
After the Murder of Albert Lima (2019) Rob Aldam After the Murder of Albert Lima is a truly singular experience, stuck somewhere between laughter and tears. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
Belly of the Beast (2020) Rob Aldam Cohn does a great job of highlighted a horrendous injustice, demonstrating how this exploitation takes place and following the brave women campaigning for change. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
A Thousand Cuts (2020) Rob Aldam Ramona S. Diaz's documentary exposes the pressure and strain Rappler staff are placed under, but A Thousand Cuts makes it clear that their determination to speak the truth will never falter. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
Slaxx (2020) Rob Aldam Slaxx takes no prisoners and fits snuggly into the most unlikely sub-genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
A La Calle (2021) Rob Aldam A La Calle highlights the desire and determination of the ordinary people to take their country back. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
Dramarama (2020) Rob Aldam A sweet and warm-hearted celebration of young friendship and youthful uncomfortableness. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
The 8th (2020) Rob Aldam A story about the power of grass routes campaigning in enacting social change. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2021
The Things We Say, the Things We Do (2020) Rob Aldam A complicated and complex romantic drama which twists and turns at every juncture. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2021
Viy (1967) Rob Aldam Mixes myth and legend with the dazzling visual panache of Aleksandr Ptushko brilliant imagination. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
The Winter Lake (2020) Rob Aldam Whilst the plot is quite straightforward, it succeeds due to fine performances from the four leads. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
Verdict (2019) Rob Aldam A powerful film which exposes the almost Kafkaesque maze of obstacles which need to be navigated within Philippines's criminal justice system. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2021
Come True (2020) Rob Aldam A nightmarish descent into the inner psyche. One you won't forget in a hurry. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2021
The Final Stand (2020) Rob Aldam There's plenty of blood, fighting and explosions. Indeed, the effects wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
The Man Standing Next (2020) Rob Aldam A top cast deliver excellent performances all-round but it's Lee Byung-hun who really shines. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2021
Surge (2020) Rob Aldam At times it feels relentless. Indeed, where Surge is most successful is in transferring the anxiety and anxiousness of its lead onto its viewers. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2021
Keep an Eye Out (2018) Rob Aldam A beautifully written crime comedy which toys with its audience like a cat toying with a mouse. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2021) Rob Aldam Plays with truth, imagination and obsession to create a masterful mystery. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
Kagemusha (1980) Rob Aldam An epic tale of smoke and mirrors set in a period rife with political intrigue. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2021
Son (2021) Rob Aldam Plays with a number of disparate elements to create a psychological thriller which is both entertaining and unusual. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
De Forbandede År (2020) Rob Aldam The strength and weakness of Into the Darkness comes from a willingness to let events slowly unfold. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2021
Black Bear (2020) Rob Aldam A twisty relationship drama which repeatedly defies expectations. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2021
Jumbo (2020) Rob Aldam A strange and offbeat tale of sexual attraction and electronic intimacy. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2021
Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (2021) Rob Aldam We're given the inside track, warts and all, which affords us a much greater understanding of a remarkable woman. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2021
Father (2020) Rob Aldam A quietly profound tale about the determination of one man, against all odds, to get his children back. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2021
Murmur (2019) Rob Aldam A quiet and poignant film about loneliness and how that unconditional love which a pet gives us can fill a void in our lives. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2021
Sophie Jones (2020) Rob Aldam There's a vibrancy and uncertainty within this tale. One which is both exciting and raw. It's awkward at times and uncomfortable in its own skin, which helps make Sophie Jones such unusually thoughtful, hopeful and empathetic filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
The Dissident (2020) Rob Aldam A powerful documentary which delves into the labyrinth of lies, misinformation and state oppression which surrounds the assassination. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021