Monthly Archives: October 2020

Quick Picks: Cults and Sects Special (November 2020 Edition)

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW LOOK QUICK PICKS MONTHLY. Every month Quick Picks brings you a themed collection of top-rated movies available to stream or buy right now. With every curated collection offering a short review and links to further content. While at the same time providing click and play access to Amazon Prime and other platforms. So settle back for …

8 Great Halloween Night Movies

The pumpkins are carved, the candles are lit, and the snacks are ready; all you need now is a great Halloween night movie to add to the atmosphere. So settle back as we bring you a great selection of top-rated Halloween night flicks. Each one handpicked to help you celebrate the night the dead come out to play under the …

Amplify Film Festival: A brand new collaborative online festival

Four of the UK’s largest regional film festivals have come together to create AMPLIFY!, a collaborative online festival, bringing their distinct regional voices to a wider audience across the UK. The inaugural virtual festival offers an entertaining, diverse programme of films online from Friday, 6 November to Sunday, 22 November 2020. The event will stream with a full programme of …

The World We Knew – An enthralling and captivating supernatural crime drama

The World We Knew had its world premiere at FrightFest 2020. This post will be updated with future release dates when they become available. An abandoned and neglected farmhouse sits proudly among the rolling fields of its birth. Its location far from public view; its mysteries engrained in the fabric of its crumbling facade. But, despite its looks, life remains …

Summer of 85 – The intoxicating joy of first love and gut-wrenching pain of loss

Summer of 85 is now showing in Cinemas nationwide and on Curzon Home Cinema Benjamin Disraeli once said, “The magic of our first love is our ignorance that it can never end”. And anyone looking back on those first intense feelings, wrapped in a shield of invulnerability, could hardly disagree. With youth itself surrounded by an impenetrable bubble of hope, …

Benny Loves You: We talk to writer, actor and director Karl Holt

Benny Loves You is showing at FrightFest Saturday 24th October We all had that one cuddly toy as a child that had pride of place at our side. And if you didn’t, then, to be frank, you are simply abnormal and probably a psychopath. For me, as a child, that special furry friend was ‘Charlie’ the monkey. His extra-long arms …

Don’t Look Back: We talk to writer, producer and director Jeffrey Reddick about his latest picture

Kurt Cobain once said, “If you’re a really mean person you’re going to come back as a fly and eat poop”. In many ways, this seems unfair to the humble fly, but, it does point to a belief in karma. A conviction embedded in diverse cultures, religions and social structures since the dawn of humanity; the need for us all …

Cocoon (Kokon) – A delicate, yet vibrant portrait of youth

Cocoon will be released nationwide in selected cinemas and on-demand from the 4th December. As the sun beats down on Berlin, Leonie Krippendorff laces the heat of summer with the uncontrollable fever of adolescence. In a delicate, yet vibrant portrait of youth that pulses with the heat, desire and trepidation of teenage life. With one unforgettable summer changing the rules …

Quick Picks @ LFF – The Intruder, Wildfire and Bad Tales

With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it can be difficult to plough through all the full-length reviews. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as our popular Quick Picks brings you a range of festival favourites without the long review. Instead, these quick picks offer a summary of our thoughts alongside our star rating. Our …

Yes: We talk to writer, actor and producer Tim Realbuto about the social issues at the heart of his latest film

Yes is available now on all major streaming platforms In recent years the pitfalls of fame in childhood, have found a new and distinctive voice in cinema. From Honey Boy to documentaries like Showbiz kids, each has shone a light on the dangers of children entering a world of money and power. However, the devastating loss of the fame built in childhood, …