Monthly Archives: September 2020

What is the future of cinema post the pandemic?

There was once a time where film studios reigned supreme in their control of theatrical movie presentation. With many of the biggest names in Hollywood owning prestigious theatres, ensuring their films reached the widest audience possible. However, by the early 1950s, the system that had helped create Hollywood was slowly dying. With a studio system in collapse as they grappled …

Shortlist revealed for the IWC Schaffhausen filmmaker bursary award in association with the BFI

The BFI and IWC Schaffhausen today revealed the three filmmakers shortlisted for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI. At £50,000, and now in its 5th year, it has established itself as the most significant bursary of its kind in the UK film industry, expressly designed to support the future careers of exceptional new UK film …

Quick Flicks (October) – Tesla / Make Up / I See You / Odd Thomas / Utøya: July 22 / Afterschool

October 2020 Looking for something to watch tonight? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our monthly pick of great movies old and new, without the long review. Instead, these quick recommendations offer a summary of our thoughts alongside details of the movies length, certificate and genre. So settle back for this months selection, including, Tesla, Make Up, I See …

Getting It – We talk to writer, director and actor Tom Heard about life, love and LGBTQ representation

Getting It is now available on Vimeo in the United Kingdom and Amazon Prime in the US Let’s face it, the only thing more complicated than love is the self-assembly instructions on a flat-pack piece of furniture. In fact, in both respects, we often give up, or bypass the difficult bits and hope the end result will work out just …

The Devil All The Time: A relentless, twisted and assured Southern Gothic horror

The Devil All The Time is available now on Netflix Based on the relentlessly dark Southern Gothic novel by Donald Ray Pollock. The fourth feature film from director Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) is both stark and enthralling. With a truly stunning ensemble cast offering both gravitas and depth to Pollack’s story; a sweeping, grisly and lurid family drama. One where community …

From the Archive: Making Montgomery Clift

Making Montgomery Clift was originally published on the 30th March 2019 On the 23rd July 1966 Montgomery Clift died of heart failure at his New York apartment aged 45. Leaving behind a legacy of world-class film and theatre that pushed the boundaries of masculinity on screen. In the years following Clift’s death, a picture was painted of a man struggling …

The Creative Coalition & Warner Bros. Team up to recreate the 1940s Superman radio show at DC FanDome

Warner Bros. Television and The Creative Coalition are bringing the 1940s Superman Radio Series to life on Saturday, September 12, at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse, with a cast of today’s biggest stars. Fans from around the world can tune in to this exclusive one-hour event for 24 hours. The Superman Radio Series will be available on-demand, so fans can …

I Used to Go Here: A smart, delicate and distinctive comedy/drama.

We all reach a point where the hope and excitement that surrounded our early career fades. This process is not only profoundly uncomfortable but also, downright unfair as the veneer of youth fades. The realisation that life is quite mundane and boring wrapped up in changing friendships and a need for security. These changes are even more pronounced for those of us who …

Dune: Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi epic sweeps us away with a stunning first trailer

We have been waiting what seems like an eternity for a glimpse of Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic. And now care of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ the Dune trailer has arrived. The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller whetting our collective appetites with a stunning first look. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells …

Sheffield Doc Fest Announces New Autumn Film and Art Festival Weekenders

Sheffield Doc Fest has announced plans to host four weekends of both physical and online screenings, an art exhibition, talks and discussions, from 2 October – 15 November 2020: Four weekender events to come each fortnight from 2 October, to The Showroom Cinema Sheffield, and online in parallel, themed around the festival strands: Into the World, Rebellions, Rhyme & Rhythm …