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LFF 2018: The Hate U Give

Year: 2018 Directed by: George Tillman Jr. Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith Screening at LFF: 20th & 21st UK release: 22nd October Written by Sarah Buddery If Spike Lees’ BlacKkKlansman was the powerful, resonating and necessary film for adults in 2018, then […]

REVIEW: Venom

Year: 2018 Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed Written by Megan Williams Ever since I went to see Spiderman 3, I’ve been waiting for Sony to grant Venom a second chance and give the character a stand-alone film. And, after writing two articles […]

JUMPSCARECUT: The Babadook (2014)

Year: 2014 Directed by: Jennifer Kent Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman Written by Corey Hughes Jennifer Kent’s extraordinary feature-length directorial debut is an astonishing piece of work and a future classic for the horror genre. Based on her 2005 short-film ‘Monster’, ‘The Babadook’ tells the story of a […]

REVIEW: The Monster

Year: 2018 Directed by: Bryan Bertino Starring: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine Written by Corey Hughes Bryan Bertino’s third directorial outing finds the director in the familiar territory of the horror genre, following his previous two projects – The Strangers and Mockingbird – to bring us The Monster; an […]

REVIEW: Johnny English Strikes Again

Year: 2018 Directed by: David Kerr Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Olga Kurylenko, Charles Dance, Jake Lacy, Ben Miller, Adam James Written by Chris Gelderd This 2018 British comedy, the third installment in the Johnny English franchise, is directed by David Kerr and stars Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, […]

JUMPSCARECUT: Hereditary (2018)

Year: 2018 Directed by: Ari Aster Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne Written by Cameron Frew The finest horror film ever made. The aura around the release of Hereditary earlier this year was a very curious beast. Billboards and posters were emblazoned with a very […]

JUMPSCARECUT: The Voices (2014)

Year: 2014 Directed by: Marjane Satrapi Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick Written by Sasha Hornby  Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is a man. A man who hears voices – ‘The Voices‘. When he accidentally kills the woman of his dreams, Fiona (Gemma Arterton), he must decide whether he […]

JUMPSCARECUT: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Year: 1996 Directed by: Robert Rodriguez Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo Written by Elena Morgan Criminal brothers Seth and Richie Gecko (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) and their hostages, a faithless preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his two children, are on […]

LFF 2018: After The Screaming Stops

Year: 2018 Directed by: Joe Pearlman, David Soutar Genre: Documentary Written by Dave Curtis From what I remember when I was a young boy, “Bros” were the biggest band in the UK. They were always on ‘Going Live‘ with Phillip Schofield and Sarah Green on a Saturday morning. […]