• ‘Rome was not built in one movie’: Interview with Robert Logevall

    In the wake of the thriller genre, 2018 has a surprising entry that is bound to peak your interest. American Pets, directed by Robert Logevall, had a special premiere at the recent Nottingham Film Festival. With the special opportunity to not only see the film before its initial release,...
  • Decades of Horror – Part II

    Horror gets a little more visceral as we move into the second half of our journey. The relaxation of film censorship and changes in social attitudes in the 1970s meant that producers could churn out the kind of bloodthirsty cinema that would have been unthinkable a decade before. X-rated...
  • One-Shot Filmmaking

    At the end of July, the long-running medical drama Casualty wrapped its 31st season with a finale completely composed of a single, 48-minute-long shot. Although some viewers may not have enjoyed it – complaining that it left them feeling queasy – it’s indisputable that one-shot filmmaking is a testament...
  • Am I The Only One… Or Should Film Censorship Be Abolished?

    Stanley Kubrick once said “a filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper”. A very optimistic opinion, especially considering the large number of films banned and given an X rating during the ’70s by the BBFC (thus making them unmarketable for...
  • Film Review – Crimson Peak

    Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film, Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston, is a masterful Gothic romance that displays all the classic staples of the genre, and, as expected with a Del Toro film, features dazzling visuals. Del Toro tends to balance his art-house Spanish films...
  • Scrapbook – Impactful Films

    Our writers recount some impactful film releases in our latest Scrapbook, ranging from the personally profound, poignant provocateurs, or even features that have presented and maintained a purporting legacy. A Clockwork Orange (1971) The films that stick with us aren’t always those we enjoy. This is the case with...
  • Hate Crimes, Ultraviolence and ‘Going Too Far’: The Problem with Banning Films

    Is there any better way to draw interest in a film than to have it banned? Let’s face it, we all love a bit of forbidden fruit from time to time. But is it right that government censors have the power to control the flow of information? Placing limitations...