Mystery

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 …

Quick Picks @ LFF – Kajillionaire, Siberia and Never Gonna Snow Again

With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it is often 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 …

Shirley – An enthralling and captivating trip into social psychology

Shirley is showing in cinemas nationwide and on Curzon Home Cinema from 30th October What happens when you subvert the classic biopic by mixing in elements of fantasy, fiction and psychological drama? The answer is the deliciously dark, utterly enthralling and compelling Shirley. A film that dovetails the alcohol-fuelled, and tobacco-stained genius of Shirley Jackson with a fictional young couple. …

Relic – The destructive and irreversible terror of dementia

Relic is showing at BFI London Film Festival 9th – 12th October and FrightFest 24th October The most powerful horror often comes from a reflection of the human experience. Whether that be discussions on racism (Get Out) or the power of grief and loss (The Babadook). However, the horror of dementia and its creeping pain and isolation has primarily remained …

Quick Picks (October) – Tesla, Make Up, I See You, Odd Thomas, Utøya: July 22 and 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 …

Fanny Lye Deliver’d (2019) – Film of the Week

Thomas Clay’s third highly anticipated film ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ has had a long and challenging journey to the screen. Languishing in post production for almost three years due to funding pressures. However, after much delay it premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019. With Vertigo Releasing now bringing the film to a wider audience via streaming services. But …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Lighthouse

Waves batter an isolated rock, while hungry gulls circle for their next meal. The beaming torch of the barnacled lighthouse providing safety for travelling sailors. While its thick stone walls hold two ‘wickies’ prisoners of the sea. Their relentless maintenance and isolation surrounded by empty bottles of booze. As both men search for meaning and purpose beyond the light of …

Rope (1948) – Film of the Week

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 film is not your standard horror fair, and continues to enthral and surprise new audiences. Playing out in a high rise apartment, over the course of party. Rope is in essence pure theatre on screen. A gloriously dark exploration of murder, and revenge that manages to weave its audience into a sublime psychological horror. Based on Patrick Hamilton’s …

The Lossen – From the streets of rural Bedfordshire to the silver screen

Bedfordshire may not immediately spring to mind when thinking about filmmaking. But the County actually has a long history of supporting high quality filmmaking both big and small. From the outstanding The Dark Knight at Cardington Hangers to Eyes Wide Shut at Luton Hoo. Bedfordshire has played host to number of big productions over the years. And now following in …