Month: August 2019

Bait Review – Tradition meets modernity on the Cornish Coast

Mark Jenkin’s Cornish fishing tale is a masterclass in cinematic art and social commentary, providing a hypnotic and salty soap opera. This is unique, captivating and utterly beautiful cinema. Mixing its grainy 16mm black and white footage with modern Cornwall in exploring the interface between tradition and change on the Cornish coast. Martin Ward (Edward …

BFI London Film Festival 2019 – Programme Launched

The full programme for this years 63rd BFI London Film Festival has landed. Bringing the best new films to London from 2nd – 13th October 2019. This years programme once again mixing a diversity of film with documentaries, talks and workshops. Headline Galas at this years festival include, The Personal History of David Copperfield from …

IT (2017) – The childhood fears we never relinquish

Stephen King published his 22nd novel ‘IT’ back in 1986 to a mixed reception from critics. The novels coming of age themes sitting alongside a supernatural presence who fed on fear, captivated some and bemused others. Its 1300+ pages demanded attention and commitment from the reader. While its core themes dug deep into childhood and …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Avengers Endgame

The Avengers journey has been a true cultural phenomenon of modern film. Reigniting the superhero genre while dovetailing a whole cinematic universe of colour and diversity alongside characters of depth. While not always perfect in plot devices, Endgame manages to deliver an exquisite curtain call for characters who have become central to the rebirth of …

The Good Son – Hollywood’s tentative steps into the darker side of childhood

Released in 1993, The Good Son had a turbulent journey to cinema screens, beset with re-writes, production changes and Hollywood politics in casting. However, despite its tumultuous journey, The Good Son remains a fascinating insight into child criminality on screen. A mainstream film that tentatively dared to imagine that children can and do hurt others. …