Film Reviews

JUMPSCARECUT: A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

You’d have to be living under a rock if you’ve never heard of Freddy Krueger. The murderous, sweater-wearing character is literally the thing of nightmares. Arguably one of the most feared villains of horror, thanks immensely to his nature of existence. Whereas icons like Jason…

Film Reviews

JUMPSCARECUT: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

James Wan’s The Conjuring was a hit with horror fans when it released in 2013 and has since spawned a sequel (with a third film confirmed) as well as two successful spin-offs – Annabelle, of which a third film will release in 2020, and this…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

CAMFF 2018: The Guilty (2018)

On his last night of dispatch duty, police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) gets a call from a kidnapped woman and it’s a race against time to find her. Films set in one location aren’t that uncommon anymore, but truly great and gripping ones are…

Interviews

CAMFF 2018: An Interview with Rudy Riverón Sánchez

Interview by Elena Morgan Director Rudy Riverón Sánchez, a Leeds-based filmmaker, is currently on the festival circuit with his feature film debut Is That You?. We got the chance to talk to him as the film is having its UK premiere at the Cambridge Film Festival…

Film Reviews, Z - 2017

CAMFF 2018: Roobha (2017)

Roobha (Amrit Sandhu), a trans-woman, struggles to find her place after being ostracized by her family. Her chance encounter with a family man, Anthony (Antonythasan Jesuthasan), leads to a beautiful romance. But their blissful relationship soon comes crashing down for reasons not their own. Set…

Events, Film Reviews, Films, London Film Festival

LFF 2018: Stan & Ollie

Back in 1937 Laurel and Hardy were at the peak of their powers but their friendship was starting to creek. Strangely Stan Laurel was out of contact with the studio. He wanted a new and better deal. Oliver Hardy was still under contract and seemed to be happy with his current…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Utøya: July 22 (2018)

Teenager Kaja (Andrea Berntzen) struggles to survive as she searches for her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya. On 22 July 2011, a home-grown right-wing extremist planted a bomb in Oslo’s…

Film Reviews

JUMPSCARECUT: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

My final review of the JUMPSCARECUT season is a film I’ve been dying to watch for a very long time and one of my biggest cinema sins. Another highly-regarded classic, Rosemary’s Baby is actually a film I knew very little about going in – which…

Film Reviews, Films, Z - 2018, Z - 2019

CAMFF 2018: I Love My Mum (2019)

After a freak car accident, Ron (Tommy French) and his mother Olga (Kierston Wareing) get trapped in a shipping container and are shipped off to Morocco. They only have the pyjamas they’re wearing and now they have to work together to travel across Europe to…

Film Reviews, Films, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

“Is this the real life, or is it just fantasy,” sings Freddie Mercury, opening not only the finest Queen song, but a ballad for the ages, a true Rhapsody that captures the very essence of the profound, ever-changing landscape of music and a pitch-perfect example…

Film Reviews

JUMPSCARECUT: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Halloween offers many traditions for folk to sink their teeth into. Costume sparring, annual ghost tours, or even a Pagan gathering (clothing optional) in the forest out back. For me, all Hallows Eve is as nostalgic as Christmas, and everybody (I’m willing to bet) has…