Film Review: Confine Dir. Tobias Tobbell


Confine is a tense psychological drama from British director Tobias Tobbell. Tobbell’s previous experience in short films is more than evident in the slick handling of this feature length offering. With a small budget to contend with Tobbell has utilised the confined surroundings of a single apartment to create a contained setting. Using tracking shots and a brilliantly styled background he creates an air of sophistication and elegance in what could otherwise have been a slightly underwhelming film.

The basic premise sees Pippa (Daisy Lowe), a former model with facial and psychological scarring, trapped in her apartment by her own agoraphobia and then latterly by a psychotic burglar, Kayleigh (Eliza Bennet).


The full review can be found at TQS magazine.

Confine is on selected release in the UK from 28th July.


Confine Trailer

A pyschological thriller from British director Tobias Tobell, Confine is the model Daisy Lowe’s first foray into film acting. The trailer makes for an interesting watch, giving little away about the central plot and setting up the sense of confinement and uncertainty in which the film appears to take place.

I have been offered a preview of this film and so will be posting a review prior to it’s release on the 1st July 2013, exciting stuff here at Jackanory Reviews!

So take a look at the trailer and let me know your thoughts!

Film Review: Byzantium Dir. Neil Jordan


Neil Jordan extracts the gothic from the mundane as he returns to the genre that made his name nearly 10 years ago, in new Vampire thriller Byzantium.  Set in the sleepy seaside town of Newhaven, Byzantium sees Clara (Gemma Arterton) and Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) fleeing the mysterious brethren, a sinister group of male vampires who refuse to accept the existence of females in their midst.

In a refreshing shake up to the genre Clara and Eleanor seem to lack the all consuming desire for blood which defines their predecessors, and instead of fangs these modern vampires kill through the use of a extendable ‘claw’ on their thumb. These changes are a welcome reboot to what has become an almost cheesy genre; it is a vampire film so we can’t escape the spectre of Twilight. Gone are the Mormon values, replaced with good old-fashioned seductive vampires who use their sex appeal to lure and kill.

To read my full review visit TQS magazine or Click Here

To see the trailer follow this link.