Articles, Features

Best of the Decade: The Florida Project (2017)

2017 was an exceptional year for cinema, we saw the likes of Get Out, Dunkirk, The Phantom Thread, Blade Runner: 2049, The Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name among many others. And, while I adore each and every last film mentioned there was…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Mapplethorpe (2019)

The 1960s and 70s was a period of experimentation and freedom that the world had never seen or experienced before. Films like Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Easy Rider (1969) exploded onto the big-screen, depicting a world of sex, drugs and violence…

Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: UglyDolls (2019)

Good news everybody, the summer holidays are nearly over! Soon, the kids will be back at school and we won’t have to endure any more trips to the cinema to sit in a screening of an animated film surrounded by hyperactive children. Talking about animated…

Interviews, Latest

INTERVIEW: ‘Hellboy’ SFX Makeup Artist Joel Harlow

What do Hellboy, the Pirates of the Carribean films, Star Trek Beyond and Alice in Wonderland all have in common? Well, if you answered Academy Award-winning Joel Harlow and Morphology FX Inc. then you have answered correctly. Harlow and his team were behind the creation…

Action August, Films

Up in the Air: Revisiting Con Air

We’ve all watched a film we were far too young to process. In my lifetime, I have watched several film that I was far too young to be watching, from the likes of Alien, to Terminator, which gave me my first real experience of strong…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: Amazing Grace (2019)

Way back in January 1972, Aretha Franklin made history when she recorded Amazing Grace. It became Franklin’s biggest-selling album, as well as the top-grossing gospel collection of all time. The two-day recording session was also filmed. However, due to technical issues, the film remained uncompleted…

Features

Chaos: What Happens When You’re Triggered By A Film?

This quite a personal article, but it is a necessary one. I hope that by writing this article I will be able to process what took place and also inform others about anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s not an easy subject to tackle, as…

Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: Girl (2019)

There has been a fair bit of buzz surrounding Lukas Dhont’s debut film, Girl. The film screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Caméra d’Or award, for best first feature film, as well as the…

Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: Life Itself (2019)

From the get-go, Life Itself is a smug and arrogant film. It seems odd to describe a film as ‘arrogant’, but it is so in love with itself and what it’s trying to do with the rom-com genre and use of the multi-strand narrative, that…

Film Reviews

JUMPCUT ALL THE WAY: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Like Burton’s Batman Returns; on the first watch Edward Scissorhands doesn’t jump out as a Christmas film. However; Edward Scissorhands is the perfect Christmas film because it promotes the strength and power of love and family, two things which are essential to Christmas. When asked…