My second and final piece from my time at last weekend’s superb four-day Cinema Rediscovered festival at Bristol’s Watershed Arts Cinema looks a Leslie Harris’ wonderful film Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. This was the centerpiece movie of the festival, used as key art on the festival poster and presented on a lovely 35mm print brought over to the West Country from the US by the film’s director. Despite having won a major award at Sundance and being released to acclaim in the nineties, this print is now only one. A shocking state of affairs. Continue reading
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Cinema Rediscovered 2018: Trapped in THE MAFU CAGE. When is a cult film not a cult film?
Shown as part of this year’s Cinema Rediscovered Festival at the Bristol Watershed, The Mafu Cage had me stumbling out of the cinema wondering WTF did I just watch… so I had to tell you about it. Continue reading
Event preview – Cinema Rediscovered, Bristol Watershed and other venues, Thur 26th – Sun 29th July
Entering its third year the Cinema Rediscovered film festival has established itself as one of the most exciting cinematic events in Bristol’s arts calendar. The four day festival aims to present audiences with an opportunity to re-experience a range of cinema from contemporary classics to rarities in the big screen setting they were conceived for. Here follow some personal highlights chosen from this year’s programme. Continue reading
Game on! Spielberg’s Ready Player One is a delicious digital malt shake with cream and a cherry on top.
Here is my relatively spoiler free review of Ready Player One…
Hidden Gems – rediscovering American Mary
Jen and Sylvia Soska’s 2012 film American Mary is a highly original horror film that flew under the radar on it’s original release and is ripe for rediscovery (or maybe just discovery). Continue reading
A Fantastic Movie
Out on UK screens this Friday (2nd of March) is Oscar nominated Chilean drama A Fantastic Woman. Here is my review, which be warned does include a few minor spoilers, so if you want to see it cold please read this post viewing. Continue reading
BBC One’s Requiem could be the best British TV horror story in years
Sorry, it’s been a slow start to the blog in 2018 as life has got in the way. But here is my first piece of the year, an introduction to the BBC’s new horror series Requiem. Continue reading
My 20 favourite films of 2017 – Part 2, no’s 10 – 1 (but first the turkeys)
Continuing my countdown of my favorite films of 2017, a really amazing year at the movies. Continue reading
My 20 favourite films of 2017 – Part 1, no’s 20 -11
I thought 2016 was a good year to go to the movies bowling a vicious curve ball right at 2017’s shins. But 2017 has absolutely hit it out of the park. So good has the year been that some tremendous movies failed to make the cut despite being (I thought) near certain top 10 contenders when I saw them. Movies I loved like Logan, Get Out, and T2: Trainspotting just got edged out but a rewatch could make me regret not including any of them so slight are the margins that films in the bottom half of my top 20 are virtually interchangeable.
Here are numbers 20-11… Continue reading