Extra Ordinary

2019 Directors: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman Starring: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia O’Doherty Words – Carly Stevenson Rose (Maeve Higgins) is a driving instructor with an extraordinary talent: she can communicate with the dead. A kind widower named Martin (Barry Ward) tries to enlist her help when unexplained supernatural forces possess his teenage…

Little Monsters

2019 Director: Abe Forsythe Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England, Josh Gad Words – Carly Stevenson Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England and Josh Gad star in this uplifting, indie zom-com about the terrifying responsibilities of child rearing. After a recent breakup leaves him without a place to stay, washed-up musician Dave (Alexander England) crashes with his sister…

Tone-Deaf

2019 Director: Richard Bates Jr. Starring: Amanda Crew, Robert Patrick Words – Carly Stevenson Cross-generational conflict takes a grisly turn in Richard Bates Jr’s latest offering Tone-Deaf: a chaotic horror-comedy that interrogates the mounting tensions between ‘millennials’ and ‘baby boomers’ in contemporary America. The plot focuses on newly single and unemployed Olive (Amanda Crew), who…

Celluloid Screams 2019

Celluloid Screams, Sheffield’s annual horror film festival, is one of the UK’s premiere events for horror cinema from around the world. Taking place every October, see our look at some of the films featured at the 2019 festival – click on the film title to see our review.   Tone-Deaf Cross-generational conflict takes a grisly…

Celluloid Screams 2017

Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival is an annual event taking place in Sheffield that celebrates new and classic horror films from around the world. We attended this year’s festival and caught some of what was on offer – click on the film title to see our review.   The Endless Two brothers who escaped a…

Mayhem

2017 Director: Joe Lynch Starring: Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Dallas Roberts, Kerry Fox, Steven Brand Words: Manon Peyralade After Derek Cho got unfairly fired from his job in a law firm, a virus that pushes people to act on their most primal impulses breaks out in the building. Derek and his co-workers are all trapped…

Tragedy Girls

2017 Director: Tyler MacIntyre Starring: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson, Nicky Whelan, Craig Robinson, Kevin Durand Words: Manon Peyralade This feature follows the story of two girls running a Twitter page documenting a killing spree in their hometown. After the pair manages to catch the local serial killer, they figure out that starting their…

The Endless

2017 Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Starring: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington, Emily Montague, Lew Temple Words: Manon Peyralade Among all the films about cults that have been done, The Endless is probably one of the most interesting. The film follows the story of two brothers, Aaron and Justin (played by…

M.F.A.

2017 Director: Natalia Leite Starring: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins, Michael Welch, Leah McKendrick Words: Carly Stevenson “What if we’re not prepared?” asks art student Noelle, the protagonist of Natalie Leite’s powerful ‘rape revenge’ narrative, which drives a pointed blade into the toxic masculinity of campus culture. Leite’s film revolves around questions of accountability and explores…

Celluloid Saturday at Widescreen Weekend 2017

Widescreen Weekend – Celluloid Saturday Saturday October 14th, 2017 National Media Museum, Bradford The annual Widescreen Weekend festival reaches its 21st birthday this year – for 21 years the festival has expanded and evolved, shifted and reformed, however its focus has always stayed the same; to celebrate the past, present and future of widescreen film…