Looking Back: ‘Scanners’ – more than exploding heads

In the early stages of Cronenberg’s career, he established himself as a prolific director of horror films by splicing his features with science fiction elements.  His efforts in creating a new sub-genre went unnoticed until his seventh film, Scanners. At the time of its release, Scanners did not receive a lot of critical acclaim, but became successful enough … More Looking Back: ‘Scanners’ – more than exploding heads

Looking Back: ‘City of God’

For modern film fans, 2002’s City of God is a key entry in Brazilian cinema.  Based on Paulo Lins’s 1997 semi-autobiographical crime fiction novel, the film adaptation promotes themes of adulthood, survival and pessimism in one of Rio da Janiero’s favelas.  City of God follows young aspiring photographer Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) and his childhood and subsequent adolescence in the … More Looking Back: ‘City of God’

Birds Eye View Film Launch Their Biggest Ever Female-Focused Training Programme For 2017

Applications are now open for a suite of three flagship programmes aimed at greater inclusion and representation of women in the film industry, from distribution to production. They are majority funded by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery Funds, alongside Birds Eye View Film’s own funding and the endorsement of … More Birds Eye View Film Launch Their Biggest Ever Female-Focused Training Programme For 2017

Looking Back: ‘Manhattan’ – an ode to NYC

A while ago, I wrote for a site that allowed me to explore old classics, as well as old favourites with a new perspective.  However, I have since stopped writing for them considering it was a North American site (being a UK writer, logistics and timings became problematic), essentially burying my articles. With that in mind, I … More Looking Back: ‘Manhattan’ – an ode to NYC

Creed – 4/5 stars

It has been a while since I posted a review. Like my past posts, I will blame it on laziness…yes, let’s do that. Seeing as we are nearing the end of the awards season, it makes perfect sense to review a film that has been unfairly overlooked this year. Creed follows Adonis ‘Donnie’ Johnson (Michael … More Creed – 4/5 stars