Review: Ghost Stories (Dyson and Nyman, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Ghost Stories is a UK 2017 drama film directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. The plot revolves around Phillip Goodman, who is sceptical of the supernatural and attempts to disprove it's existence. The film stars Martin Freeman and Andy Nyman, one of the directors. I was able to see this film as part of …

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Review: Adriana’s Pact (Orozco, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Adriana's Pact is a 2017 Chilean documentary that focuses around the director's aunt, her dark secrets and her past in Argentina. It is directed by debut filmmaker Lissette Orozco, who features in the documentary. I was able to see this film has part of the Debate strand at the London Film Festival. The Debate strand …

Review: Breathe (Serkis, 2017) at the London Film Festival

Breathe is an UK 2017 biography film revolving around the story of Robin and Diana Cavendish. After Robin develops polio, the couple must fight against the disease and the treatment of it. The film is directed by Andy Serkis of Lord of the Rings fame, and stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy and Diana Rigg. I …

Review: Vesper (Sheikhalishahi, 2017)

Vesper is a French 23 minute long short film directed by Keyvan Sheikhalishahi. It is a psychological thriller surrounding Marge, her nephew Christian and a mysterious man from her past named Walter. The film features Götz Otto and Agnes Godey. The film's aesthetic is very reminiscent of film noir which works really well, as it …

The End of Orphan Black! (Spoilers)

Orphan Black is a series I initially struggled with. I almost couldn't get through the pilot, but I persevered and after a couple of episodes, I was hooked. I fell in love with the clones, and the scientific story lines really caught my attention. Which is why I was so worried about the finale. This …

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 …

Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2016)

  Today I sat down to watch Fox 21 Television Studios's The Rocky Horror Picture Show:Let's Do the Time Warp Again. This was a TV movie made and released this year in time for Halloween, and stars Laverne Cox as Dr Frank-N-Furter, Victoria Justice, Adam Lambert, Christina Milian and Tim Curry. I am a huge …