Mystery

Fanny Lye Deliver’d (2019) – Essential Pick 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 …

Essential Pick of the Week – Rope (1948)

Week #10 Rope (1948) 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. …

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 …

Knives Out (Review) – A genre reborn in a sizzling whodunit

Knives Out is a pure joy to watch, as Director Rian Johnson breathes new life into the classic whodunit genre. While celebrating the genius of Agatha Christie in a film that plays homage to her writing. While also treading new ground, with a script that brings the whodunit up to date. In a large sprawling manor house outside Boston the …

The Hound of the Baskervilles – 80th Anniversary

On March 31st 1939 worldwide cinema audiences were introduced to Sherlock Holmes on the big screen. Basil Rathbone taking on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Victorian detective under the direction of Sidney Lanfield. At the time of release Rathbone only received second billing, with the top honour going to Richard Greene as Sir Henry Baskerville. In fact Sherlock Holmes was …

Available to Stream or Buy Now – Burning

Lee Chang-dong’s Burning is a revelation in cinematic artistry. Providing us with a mystery thriller based short story by Haruki Murakami. Combined with the style and delivery of the late great Alfred Hitchcock. As we taken on a journey into the complexities of obsession, jealousy and hidden desire. While also embodying modern South Korea and its drive towards a consumerist utopia, …