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Ghosts of War – The haunting trauma of war

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Vertigo Releasing Ghosts of War is available to stream and buy from 17th July 2020 on all major platforms Horror films exploring the interface between war, trauma, violence, and the supernatural are nothing new. From the sublime The Devils Backbone (2001) through to the stark and uncompromising Adrian …

Bloody Monday – Dead Shack / The Banana Splits / Turbo Kid

July 2020 Our monthly pick of the best weird, wonderful and gore filled horror available to stream or buy now on all major platforms. This month features Dead Shack (15) The Banana Splits Movie (18) and Turbo Kid (18). Dead Shack (2017) Let’s face it there is no shortage of zombie movies in our world, most playing with imagery and …

Essential Pick of the Week – Welcome to Chechnya

Welcome to Chechnya is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer As someone who has spent my adult life fighting for LGBTQ equality, I watched the growing persecution of LGBTQ people in Russia with horror. The introduction of the 2013 ‘gay propaganda law’ a mere tool for state sanctioned oppression. As men, teenagers and woman found themselves subject to horrific …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Invisible Man

From the award winning success of Get Out through to disappointing paint by numbers horror of Ma. Blumhouse Productions has provided a mixed bag of quality and innovation since its launch in 2010. However, nobody could dismiss the shear creativity of the modern horror platform that Blumhouse has created. One that has ensured horror in all its forms has continued to thrive on …

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 …

Everything coming your way on BFI Player June/July

BFI Player is the greatest global cinema on demand. You can rent the latest releases, subscribe to classics and explore the best from the BFI national and regional archives.  SPECIAL EVENTS – BFI AT HOME ON BFI YOUTUBE GIRLS ON FILM PODCAST Tue 23 June, 18:30 BST, BFI YouTube Explore Girls on Film: https://podfollow.com/1439182513/view Girls On Film is a film review podcast …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Dark Waters

The legal drama/thriller has been a mainstay of cinema for a number of years. Enthralling audiences with stories of the lone legal professional taking on the military, government or business for public good. However, these drama’s are often simplistic in tone, summarising long and bitter legal battles in 150 minutes of screen time. But with Todd Haynes (Carol) latest film …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – True History of the Kelly Gang

History is full of figures who have fought institutionalised oppression by breaking laws, and even taking lives only to become legends of folklore. Whether they be Dick Turpin or Jesse James, those who target the very foundations of a countries inequality. Often find themselves raised onto pedestals mixing truth with fantasy long after their death. In Australia, Ned Kelly and …

Essential Pick of the Week – Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) 2016

At what age does the freedom and innocence of childhood become consumed by the mists of adolescence? The answer, of course, differs for every person, the journey to adulthood one of personal self-discovery. It’s jarring and uncomfortable dawn bringing with it the realities of adult life, sex, and relationships. Creating a transition that is often both painful and joyous in …

Cleanin’ up the town: Remembering Ghostbusters arrives on Blu-Ray and streaming

Directed and produced by the brother and sister team of Anthony and Claire Bueno, CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters is the definitive retrospective documentary that charts the making of the original 1984 Ghostbusters and pays a fitting tribute to the whole creative team behind today’s global phenomenon.  It’s released in UK on Blu-Ray on 22 June, and airs in US on Crackle TV on …