A man walks the rain-soaked bricks of 1880s London; a top hat lengthens his shadow as a cape skims the murk and filth of Whitechapel. In his hand a scalpel wielded with malice against an assumed five women, in his history a secret never unlocked…. Jack the Ripper still stalks the streets of London. More than a century after the slayings and we are still … Continue reading A History of Jack the Ripper On Film
The best festival of the year is coming back to London. BFI London Festival is the greatest in showcasing homegrown upcoming favourites, massive overseas triumphs, and a shorts programme. We’re so excited for it we could spit. Already announced are Andy Serkis’ debut feature Breathe for opening Gala and Frances McDormand’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. for closing. But for Headline Galas, there are films such as LGBT drama Call … Continue reading 61st BFI London Film Festival – Full Line-Up Announced!
I have a theory and my theory is this: Everything Ben Mendelsohn touches turns to pure gold. Though there are films that have faltered despite his presence, he is usually the best actor within them. The Australian star has finally secured a global acclaim with critical praise coming from every country in which his film graces. What is spectacular about his work is how he … Continue reading The Best Of…Ben Mendelsohn
Utilising time is an essential trick to creating a short film; with only so many minutes at hand, it’s important to keep track of what’s going on, making sure that nothing feels incomplete, yet also note taking it too far or moving it faster than it should be allowed to. It’s a difficult task, but Here Lies Joe handles this better than maybe any other … Continue reading Short Circuit: Here Lies Joe
The Watergate Scandal is quite possibly the archetypal political scandal (well, once you get past all the sex scandals that have arisen in more recent years that is.) It’s a perfect story for a thriller; there’s corruption, mystery and plenty of secret meetings in underground car parks, which is probably why it’s been covered in so many different ways, from All the President’s Men to … Continue reading Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House – Brand New Trailer!
Jason Raftopoulos’ film West of Sunshine looks like it will be a touching and beautiful piece of cinema. The entire film revolves around a day in the life of a father who is spending the day with his son whilst also trying to pay off his debt to a loan shark. The premise itself screams comedy, but this is not the case. The film takes … Continue reading West of Sunshine – Brand New Trailer!