78/52 – Brand New Trailer!

One of the most iconic cinematic moments ever talked about is the Shower Scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

That single scene took up a quarter of the film’s shooting schedule and was set-up 78 times with the total number of cuts within the finished scene coming to a grand total of 52. It’s these two numbers which were chosen to be used as the title of documentary distributor Dogwoof’s latest masterpiece.

78/52 takes an in-depth look at Psycho’s Shower Scene and how it changed cinematic history forever. The scene is discussed by a number of famous filmmakers and editors including Guillermo Del Toro and Walter Murch and promises that you will never look at the scene in the same light again.

It’s enough to bring a tear to one’s eye.


78/52 is out in cinemas November 3rd!

DirectedByWomen: Class of 2017 – Genesis Cinema

There is a saying; Behind every good man is a great woman.

Sometimes, however, the great woman decides it’s time to step out from the shadow of men and remind us all that men aren’t the only ones who can do things.

It is from this that Genesis Cinema is hosting DirectedByWomen 2017 on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of November!

Over this two day extravaganza, you will be subjected to some of the greatest films from the past year that were directed by women including such wondrous stories as:

Wonder Woman, Detroit, Certain Women, Raw, Maudie, Their Finest, Lovesong and The Beguiled.

The festival starts from 12:30 on the Saturday with Wonder Woman being introduced by the wonderful, amazing and definitely not holding a gun to my head as I type this Sarah Cook, Editor of  We Make Movies on Weekends and director of The Rogue Table and Toby.

This event is sure to entice plenty of film aficionados, so make sure you book your tickets now!


DirectedByWomen 2017 starts on Saturday November 11th!

Den of Thieves – Brand New Trailer!

If there is one thing I love more than a good actor with his great body of work, it’s a bad actor who knows exactly what kinda film he wants to star in and continues to do that in so many gloriously naff ways.

Oh hai Gerald Butler. After Geostorm, the Phantom of the Opera himself is starring in this heist type movie Den of Thieves. 

The film revolves around a group of who plan an epic heist but are hunted by a ruthless detective who actually uses the phrase “they’re addicted to heists.”

Also starring O’Shea Jackson Jr, Pablo Schreiber, and 50 Cent (because, of course,) Den of Thieves looks to be a frolicking good time!


Den of Thieves is out 2018! 

Winchester – Brand New Trailer!

Ah, we certainly love Helen Mirren here at We Make Movies on Weekends! She is the Queen.

No.

Wait, I’m being told she isn’t actually the Queen but she is close enough!

Anyway, she is set to star in horror film Winchester. The film revolves around an woman who is plagued by spirits in her home following the death of her husband?

It definitely looks like it has the right amount of frights here. What do you think?


Winchester is out 2018! 

Call Me By Your Name – Review

There has already been a lot of talk about Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. Whether it is embroiled in controversy, or critical acclaim, Call Me By Your Name has become one of the must-see films of the year.

And it’s no wonder, because it is one of the best movies you’ll ever see.

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Call Me By Your Name
 revolves around the young Elio, an American-Italian boy who is living with his parents in North Italy, spending most of his time in his family’s villa. Playing classical music, transcribing ancient work, and flirting with friend Marzia, Elio wistfully wastes his days. Every year, his father brings in an academic to help him with his work as a professor in Greco-Roman culture. Though Elio is intellectually, perceiving himself to be an adult, he is also naive in aspects of growing up. This year, the arrival of Oliver from America, sets off emotions within him that’ll change their lives forever.

For a long time I’ve thought Armie Hammer was a fantastic actor who just hasn’t had much luck in films. He’s either a side-character in a great film or a lead in a sloppy one. His presence, however, always illuminates and electrifies. Here is the film he has completely deserved. As Oliver, an American academic who is sensually awakened by the Italian landscape and Elio’s presence, Hammer is just wonderful. Divinely touching upon affecting emotions within his character and offering astute wisdom upon life and love, Hammer is a source of enrichment to this phenomenal film. Opposite him is Timothee Chalamet in a breakthrough role that has to earn him nominations. Immersed in his role as Elio, he takes on this coming of age drama with an alluring sensitivity. When Hammer and Chalamet are together, the screen sizzles with heated chemistry both vigorous and delicate. The two leads enact one of the most engrossing relationships to grace the big screen.

On top of this,  Michael Stuhlbarg as Elio’s father is absolutely wonderful, providing one of the most tear-jerking moments within the film.

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Call Me By Your Name is simplistic in its approach to story telling but that is not a terrible accusation here. By stripping the tale down to its bare bones, it intrinsically becomes more affecting, focusing on the relationship between the pair. Utilising the sun and landscape of Italy, Guadagnino has melted this erotic artwork gloriously into the vivid early 1980s aesthetic. Similarly to A Bigger Splash, the heat boils emotions and through his mastery of the story, it’s clearly visually compelling, this is a gorgeous piece of work to look at as well as to engage with the characters at the core of.

Next to films such as Moonlight and God’s Own Country, LGBT dramas have never been so divine, powerful, and momentous. Call Me By Your Name is one of the most vivid, vibrant, and vivacious dramas of recent years and its lush aesthetics and glorious emotional undercurrents make it one of the best films of the year.


Call Me By Your Name is out on DVD & Blu-Ray now!