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Drive

2011 Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks, Ron Pearlman Words: J. Senior   It seems surreal to be talking about Drive, now a decade on from its original release, as it still feels… Continue Reading “Drive”

Wrong Turn – A Trilogy of Backwoods Terror

2003 – 2021 Words: Oliver Innocent. In 1996 Wes Craven’s hip teen meta slasher Scream became a box office smash. Following in its wake came a slew of films seeking to capitalise on Craven’s winning formula. Entries like I Know What You Did Last… Continue Reading “Wrong Turn – A Trilogy of Backwoods Terror”

The 8th

2020 Director: Aideen Kane, Maeve O’Boyle and Lucy Kennedy Words – Rhiannon Topham. The 8th is not a comfortable film to watch, no matter what side of the abortion debate you stand on. It is designed to be so, including both sides of the… Continue Reading “The 8th”

Belly of the Beast

2020 Director: Erika Cohn Words – Rhiannon Topham. Belly of the Beast explores the grotesque modern-day eugenics happening in California prison systems over the course of seven years. It focuses primarily on the illegal sterilisation of inmate Kelli Dillon, a young mother and domestic… Continue Reading “Belly of the Beast”

Shogun Assassin (1980)

1980 Director(s): Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi Starring: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Kayo Matsuo, Tokio Oki Words – Nathan Scatcherd. The kind of bloody, balletic Samurai film you rarely see made anymore, Shogun Assassin stands as perhaps one of the finest examples of the Jidaigeki… Continue Reading “Shogun Assassin (1980)”

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

1978 Director: George A Romero Starring: Ken Foree, Gaylen Ross, David Emge, Scott H. Reiniger, David Crawford, David Early, Richard France, Howard Smith Words – Oliver Innocent In 1968 director George A Romero rocked the horror genre with his zombie classic Night of the… Continue Reading “Dawn of the Dead (1978)”

The Vasulka Effect

Director: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir Featuring: Woody Vasulka and Steina Vasulka Words – Natalie Mills “They’re the shoulders that most video art has stood on.” An introduction to the weird and wonderful world of video art, this quirky documentary centres on Steina and Woody Vasulka. A… Continue Reading “The Vasulka Effect”

Ammonite

2020 Director: Francis Lee Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Fiona Shaw, Claire Rushbrook, Alec Secareanu, Sarah White Words – Denise Hobart Ammonite imagines a passionate love affair between the self-taught pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning and her friend Charlotte Murchison. Anning’s… Continue Reading “Ammonite”

BFI Film Festival 2020

Featuring a selection of highly anticipated films, the 2020 BFI Film Festival presented online premieres as well as screenings in cinemas around the UK. See our look at some of the films featured at this year’s festival – click on the film title to… Continue Reading “BFI Film Festival 2020”

Possessor

2020 Director: Brandon Cronenberg Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean Words – Nathan Scatcherd Considering his lineage, it’s no surprise that Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor adheres to certain adjectives: nightmarish; gruesome; visceral and yet strangely delicate, its explosions of… Continue Reading “Possessor”