• TV Review: Love, Death and Robots

    Love, Death and Robots, Netflix’s latest animated offering, is one of the best things I have seen from the streaming service in a long time. With each stand-alone episode produced by different casts and crews, this smorgasbord of animation, released on March 15th 2019, quite literally has something for...
  • Film Review: The Girl In The Spider’s Web

    Two hours after watching Fede Álvarez’s action/thriller sequel The Girl In The Spider’s Web, I’m struggling to remember what exactly happened. So basically – some NSA Guy Who We Know Is Going To Die invents a program that can access all the nuclear codes in the world, realises it...
  • First Impression: David Fincher’s Mindhunter

    Psychopathy has always been an interest to filmmakers (American especially), and at times they allow for misrepresentation and exaggeration. Films about mental illness range from Hitchcock’s Psycho to M. Night Shyamalan’s recent work, Split, or even Fincher’s own extensive work, with a focal point of serial psycho killers. Fincher...
  • Attractions: What do FKA twigs and Silent Cinema Have in Common?

    On the 13th of August, FKA twigs released her third EP M3LL155X (reviewed here). Possibly more interestingly, a self-directed 16½-minute promo film was released simultaneously. This short is elsewhere rightfully being discussed as a standalone work of art, but it is also interesting for what it is indicative of...
  • Scrapbook – Alternate Cut Films

    With the rerelease of Blade Runner‘s 2007 ‘Final Cut’ this week, our writers slice together some notable nods to films with special editions and alternate cuts in our latest Scrapbook. Blade Runner: The Final Cut Blade Runner is possibly the ultimate ‘alternate cut’ film, with five discrete and distinct edits to...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #4

    Christmas. It’s a bit overwhelming isn’t it? For us to make a commentary on the commercialisation of what is meant to be a religious celebration wouldn’t necessarily leave you feeling philosophised though. So instead, for the fourth Anti-Advent Calendar, we’ll leave it to David Fincher’s Fight Club to punch the point...
  • Review – Gone Girl

    Rarely do you find a film that manages to ramp up tension to ‘nail-biting’ and then keep its audience there for nearly 2 ½ hours. Gone Girl not only does just that, but does it fantastically well. Every time you think you may have got a handle on where...