All posts by Carl Doherty

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).
Barton Fink

Barton Fink Film Review

1991 Dir: Joel Coen Script: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Cast: John Turturro, John Goodman, Michael Lerner, Steve Buscemi, Judy Davis Deluded, pompous New York socialist playwright Barton Fink (Torturro) undergoes personal and professional deconstruction after moving to Los Angeles to write a wrestling movie for Capitol Pictures. Barton begins to suffer from writer’s block, a […]

Secuestro Express

Secuestro Express Film Review

2005 Dir: Jonathan Jakobowitz Script: Jonathan Jakobowitz Cast: Mía Maestro, Jean Paul Leroux, Ruben Blades Were you to exit Secuestro Express five minutes in, you’d be forgiven for dismissing it as Lock Stock’s impoverished South American cousin. Grainy DV longs shots diverge with flashy character introductions, with Secuestro’s downtrodden scum introduced by baseball card profiles. […]

Central Station

Central Station (Central do Brasil) Film Review

1998 Dir: Walter Salles Script: Walter Salles Cast: Fernanda Montenegro, Matheus Nachtergaele, Marília Pêra, Vinícius de Oliveira, Former teacher Dora (Montenegro) writes letters for illiterate customers in Rio de Janeiro’s Central Station, and derives great pleasure from not sending them. When a mother is killed in a road accident outside the station, Dora sells her […]


Brick Movie Review

2005 Dir: Rian Johnson Script: Rian Johnson Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emilie de Ravin, Nora Zehetner, Matt O’Leary, Lukas Haas, Meagan Good, Noah Fleiss, Noah Segan, Richard Roundtree After finding the body of San Clement High School student Emily (de Ravin) ex-partner Brendan Frye (Gordon-Levitt) vows to avenge her. Much like Napoleon Dynamite, Brick exists within […]