Film Trailers

New UK Trailer For SXSW Favourite ‘The Surrogate’ Released

– A sensitive insight into the complex issues surrounding surrogacy, THE SURROGATE follows Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, “The Good Fight”), a 29-year-old web designer, who is excited to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, “Looking”) and his husband Aaron…

Animation, Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: Wish Dragon (2021)

You will hear a little voice going “it’s Genie, but now he’s Long” throughout Wish Dragon, the second of three Sony Pictures Animation’s works with rights reported to have been bought by Netflix during the pandemic (the others are The Mitchells vs. The Machines and…

Latest Reviews

Crime, Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: A Perfect Enemy (2021)

“Why would I go to a therapist when airports exist?” asks a cheerful Tessel (Athena Strates) to a gloomy Jeremiasz (Tomasz Kot). The duo met only a few moments before when the young woman stopped the man’s car as a last attempt to make it…

Animation, Film Reviews, Netflix

REVIEW: Wish Dragon (2021)

You will hear a little voice going “it’s Genie, but now he’s Long” throughout Wish Dragon, the second of three Sony Pictures Animation’s works with rights reported to have been bought by Netflix during the pandemic (the others are The Mitchells vs. The Machines and…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Holler (2021)

Everything in Holler is faded, like an old photograph. It’s not only clear that this town’s glory days are well in the rearview mirror: it’s hard to imagine a time when it was ever thriving in the first place. This is an utterly decimated vision…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Take Me Somewhere Nice (2021)

Take Me Somewhere Nice might have the prudes in the audience averting their eyes. It is full of scenes of nudity, casual sex between people who barely know one another and the suggestion that two first cousins might be sexually attracted to one another. There…

Disney+, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: Loki Episodes 1-2 (2021)

As someone who went into the first two episodes of Loki completely cold (I had seen no teasers, trailers, clips or even any images really), I did not know what to expect. Of course, many of us guessed that we would be picking up Loki’s…

Horror, Shudder

REVIEW: The Amusement Park (1973)

Very few people can claim to enjoy the experience of growing older and losing the ability to command respect from the people around them. It is funny that we often treat the elderly, with all of their life experience and wisdom, in the same way…

Film Reviews, Sci-Fi

REVIEW: Flashback (2021)

Comfortably settling into adulthood, recently landing a prominent corporate job and planning the next steps with longtime girlfriend Karen (Hannah Gross), Frederick Fritzell (Dylan O’Brien) finds his seemingly perfect life plagued by buried memories of a highschool colleague. Fred remembers her name, Cindy (Maika Monroe),…

Latest Features

Features

Hampton v Hollywood

As ever, this year’s Academy Awards consisted of a strange celebration of trauma from the perspective of the elite, from the trial of Brock Turner in Promising Young Woman to the murder of George Floyd in Two Distant Strangers. The collective agony of the masses…

Features

It’s Called Fashion, Look it Up!

As today is the first Monday in May, we should be enjoying the red carpet photographs from the Met Gala, one of the biggest fashion events of the year. Unfortunately last year’s event, which had one of the most exciting sounding concepts in years –…

Features

The Queer Question Mark – Should Straight Actors Play Gay?

In a welcome change of pace, the 93rd Academy Award nominations featured some of the most diverse choices in recent Oscar history. However, the acting nominations continued to contribute to a well-established trend, namely straight performers being nominated for their portrayals of queer characters. Some…

Features, Interviews

How We Made True History of the Kelly Gang

After premiering at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019 and moving onto Glasgow Film Festival in February 2020, True History of the Kelly Gang was finally released in the US on April 24, 2020 (exactly a year ago). Unfortunately this release was on VOD…

Features

The Monsterverse and its Lack of Compelling Human Characters

WARNING: This contains spoilers to the Monsterverse films: Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). There’s a clever ode to Planet of the Apes in Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth film in Legendary’s…

Features

Low-Key but Legit: The Wondrous Women of Bong Joon-ho

For Asian women of the past, present and future. *Contains spoilers for some of Bong Joon-ho’s films. “Stop!” shouts Officer Kwon Kwi-ok (Ko Seo-hie) with all her might to get her male colleagues to focus on the radio playing Sad Letter, a song the killer…

Latest Interviews

Interviews

Interview: ‘Dinner In America’ Star Kyle Gallner

[This interview originally featured in Issue #3 of our digital magazine] From the inside of his car, Kyle Gallner laughs about how it’s been tough finding an acting job during a global pandemic, which seems fair although hard to believe when talking to someone with…

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Oscar-Nominated Composer Volker Bertelmann on his Film & TV Career

Since being Oscar-nominated for his score for Lion in 2017, Volker Bertelmann has become a prolific composer of film and television scores including: 2017 – 5 films/TV shows including: The Current War (dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) – our review TV BBC/HBO: Gunpowder (creators: Ronan Bennett, Daniel…

Apple TV+, Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Ted Lasso’ Hair & Makeup Designer Nicky Austin

Apple TV’s Ted Lasso has captured the hearts of several locked-down nations and provided that comforting cuppa tea and baby-pink box of homemade shortbread that we’ve all sorely needed in the last year or so. The costumes, hair and make up all combine to help…

Apple TV+, Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Ted Lasso’ Costume Designer Jacky Levy

Apple TV+’s award-winning series Ted Lasso unexpectedly captured the heart of the nation when it aired during lockdown last year. The endearing tale of a small-time American football coach hired to coach the struggling English team AFC Richmond quickly trended on social media, due to…

Apple TV+, Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Servant’ Costume Designer Caroline Duncan

They can be a lot to take in — the twists and turns, ordinary and otherwise, that creators Tony Basgallop and M. Night Shyamalan have planted in the Apple TV+ psychological horror show Servant, now in its second season and is focusing on Dorothy (Lauren…

Apple TV+, Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Servant’ Production Designer Naaman Marshall

How’s this for a M. Night Shyamalan twist: The Philadelphia in Servant is not exactly Philadelphia. In the Apple TV+ series from Tony Basgallop and Shyamalan himself, the world is reduced to the four walls and four floors of the brownstone where the Turners (Lauren…

Horror, Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘The Unholy’ Writer & Director Evan Spiliotopoulos

With UK cinemas reopening this week, horror fans can look forward to the start of a busy schedule with new releases Spiral: From the Book of Saw and The Unholy. The Unholy follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the…

Disney+, Interviews

INTERVIEW Part 2: ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Writers & Director

JumpCut’s chat with the creators of Raya and the Last Dragon on its upcoming home-media release continues, now with director Don Hall and writers Qui Nguyen & Adele Lim. Previously we had producer Osnat Shurer, head of story Fawn Veerasunthorn and the other main director…