Film Review: The Madame In Black (Vinsencius, 2017)

'The Madame in Black', or 'Svarta Madam' is a Swedish 24 minute short film written and directed by Jarno Lee Vinsencius. It centres around two siblings, Alex and Emma, who play a childhood game they used to play and are tormented by the object of the game, the Madame in Black. I came across this …

Review: Hot Fuzz 10th Anniversary Screening and Q&A

On Saturday 6th May 2017 I took my dad and sister to a special screening at the BFI Southbank. Hot Fuzz, one of our favourite films, has just had its 10th anniversary, and the BFI and Loco Comedy Film Festival were hosting a special 10th anniversary screening with a Q&A after. I was really excited …

Film Review: Charming (Dir: Tom Albanese, 2016)

Charming is a 16 minute long short film revolving around Prince Charming in his quest to find love and break a curse. This film was recommended to me by my friend Amy Elize at The Willow Web, and I'm really glad I watched it. The film is a fun exploration of the fairytale genre from …

A Sequel to Unbreakable and Split?!

There will obviously be spoilers for Split in this post. Unlike a lot of people I know, I really enjoy (most of) M. Night Shyamalan's work. I even worte a chapter of my dissertation about Unbreakable, as it's one of my favourite films. As we all know, Shyamalan had been having a dark period in …

Productivity, Mental Health and the Yearning to Improve

(aka The Blog Post With All The Links) I had an amazingly productive day on Sunday. I let the cats out for the first time and wrote a blog post about it, edited three vlogs (including my Disneyland Paris one!), edited two chapters of a friend's novel, wrote  a short screenplay and recovered a lot …