Year: 2014 Director: William Eubank
According to legend, Kevin Rowland stormed into Dexys’ rehearsals one day, slammed a load of classic Stax records on the table, and said his band’s ambition should be to sound “like this, but better”. William Eubank’s first feature “Love” seemed like an audacious attempt to out-Kubrick Kubrick. 2001-style, it came in three parts – the first historical, the second set aboard a space craft (in this case The International Space Station) and the third a trippy finale which dared to walk the line between profound and pretentious (did I mention it was his first feature?). Like 2001, it divided its audience sharply, with as many infuriated or bewildered as awestruck. For Eubank’s second film The Signal we are in more familiar genre territory. Three young friends have traced a hacker who has jacked into their computers and curiosity causes them to pay him or her a visit. When they arrive at the location something weird happens and in the next scene the main character, Nic, awakens in what appears to be a government containment facility surrounded by men in decontamination suits but with his friends nowhere to be seen. From here the plot twists in » Continue Reading.