In Review: Black Rock

by Martyn Conterio 20 June 2013

Katie Aselton’s Black Rock is yet another fine example of the burgeoning mumblegore film to be found in US indie cinema. Hip directors exploring various aspects of horror cinema has produced a quite surprising, but cleverly economically viable, subgenre. In the ‘mumblegore’ movie, we get the cast walking around discussing their relationship woes plus the […]

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In Review: I Am Breathing

by Mairéad Roche 19 June 2013

Emma Davie’s and Morag McKinnon’s documentary, I Am Breathing, follows the last year of Neil Platt’s life after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. For many, the known face of MND is celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, who has lived, quite remarkably and beyond all expectation, with the disease for many decades.

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In Review: Snitch

by Alan Simmons 19 June 2013

When John Matthews’s son gets set up for drug dealing by a classmate he is offered two choices: snitch on another friend to reduce the sentence or get banged up for a long time. Refusing to rat out his buddy, it looks like the kid’s going to rot. That is until Dad goes to the […]

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In Review: A Haunted House

by Mairéad Roche 18 June 2013

Well-versed in parody titles such as the limp Scary Movies series, Marlon Wayans writes and stars in A Haunted House, another lame-brained skit of the Paranormal Activity films and Exorcist-themed recent releases.

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In Interview: Kevin Howarth, Star of The Seasoning House

by Alan Simmons 18 June 2013

Kevin Howarth stars in the forthcoming horror movie, The Seasoning House, released in the UK on the 21st of June. Written and directed by Paul Hyett, who has done special make-up effects on everything from Attack the Block to Jason Statham’s Blitz, this is Hyett’s first feature but not his first time working with Howarth […]

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In Review: The Seasoning House

by Alan Simmons 18 June 2013

The special makeup designer on what appears to be every film ever made (seriously check his IMDb page), Paul Hyett makes the leap to writer-director with harrowing horror movie, The Seasoning House.

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In Review: NO on DVD

by Maryann O'Connor 17 June 2013

In 1988, after 15 years of violent rule by the US-sponsored dictator Pinochet, the citizens of Chile were given the chance to vote YES to keep friend-of-Thatcher Pinochet for another 8 years or NO to allow democracy back in to the country.

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Win great music film DVDs with Spike Island!

by Martyn Conterio 17 June 2013

To mark the release of SPIKE ISLAND – the new movie about four guys and their journey to The Stone Roses most famous gig – we’ve got some brilliant films about music to give away: Stoned, Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten, and Human Traffic.

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In Review: Man of Steel

by Maryann O'Connor 15 June 2013

So, Superman is back again, this time sponsored by Batman puppetmaster Christopher Nolan. Fed up with all the homegrown looking attempts at Superman, director Zack Snyder has gone for a very snazzy looking version of Krypton and equally snazzy looking inhabitants of said planet. And some slight alterations to the traditional story.

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Film4 FrightFest Announce Opening and Closing Films

by Martyn Conterio 14 June 2013

Film4 FrightFest have announced their opening and closing films at this year’s festival, which shall take place at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, from 22nd to 26th August. Kicking things off will be the Howard and Jonathan Ford’s zombie saga sequel, The Dead 2: India. The closing feature is Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado’s revenge […]

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In Review: Before Midnight

by Maryann O'Connor 14 June 2013

Is it really almost twenty years since we first met Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke)? In Before Sunrise (1995) they enjoyed youth and a spontaneous night together and now, in Before Midnight, we are with them for a third time

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