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From the Past

Films on the to-do list

  • Armageddon Time
  • Black Widow
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Last Christmas
  • Remember Sunday
  • Shazam! 2
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Spy Guys

Frozen (2005)

Film review: Frozen (2005), directed by Juliet McKoen

A woman called Kath (Shirley Henderson) is traumatised by her sister Annie’s (Natalie Henderson) vanishing two years earlier, and becomes even more obsessed with finding her when the police drop their investigation, ending up looking at CCTV footage trying to find her. And … the rest is just a lot of dark, dreary weirdness masquerading as a murder mystery.

Richard Armitage’s part is quite small; he played Steven, the guy in charge of the CCTV cameras. The part wasn’t big enough to be very interesting either, unfortunately.

By all means, Shirley Henderson is a great actress. The film itself … just … doesn’t float my boat. It’s too dark and weird and depressing for my liking. Too caught up in symbolism and trying to be mysterious to tell a good story. But that’s me. It won awards, though. Thus proving my point about weird, depressing movies is critic fodder, but a load of tosh to most of us ordinary people.

Oh well.

I’d give it a … 2 out of 5 TV monitors, simply because it was well-acted and all that, just not to my personal taste.


An easily distracted and over-excited introvert who never learns to go to bed at a reasonable time. Enjoys traveling (when there's not a plague on), and taking photos of European architecture. Cares for cats, good coffee and Boardwalk Empire. A child of her time, she did media studies in school and still can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up.

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