7 to 10 – Short Film Kickstarter

by Sarah Cook Ana Pio. That’s a name you should look out for. Ana Pio. Director extraordinaire.  The successful filmmaker is a celebrated and award-winning filmmaker. In 2014, having studied for her master’s at the Met Film School in London, her short film Eden won the Women in Film Achievement Award at the New Renaissance Film Festival. Since, Pio has gone on from strength to strength including … Continue reading 7 to 10 – Short Film Kickstarter

Bergman Island – Review

by Chris Connor The cinematic legacy of Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman is close to unparalleled in World Cinema, Bergman’s name is of course synonymous with the likes of The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander. The latest film from Mia Hansen-Løve, Bergman Island, uses the legacy of Bergman as a central focus, depicting a filmmaking married couple as they journey to Bergman’s … Continue reading Bergman Island – Review

Ali & Ava – Review

by Sarah Cook British director Clio Bernard’s previous works have been near-perfect depictions of human life across the United Kingdom. Part-drama and part-documentary The Arbor tackled a playwrights return to the council estate in which she grew up whilst The Selfish Giant looked at a young boy’s relationship with a stallion.   With Ali & Ava, Bernard tackles a romance that is every bit as … Continue reading Ali & Ava – Review

Jackass Forever -Review

by Thomas Harris There’s a five-minute sequence in Jackass Forever that exists almost entirely as if to argue the resilience of the penis. Ehren McGhehey – the whipping boy of whipping boys – tests a cup against a series of ever-escalating situations. Prior to this, Chris Pontius – a man with whom his penis is indelibly attached to his onscreen persona – gets his member … Continue reading Jackass Forever -Review

Road to Woodsboro: You Must Watch…Scream (TV Series)

by Sarah Cook When people talk about the Scream franchise, they often forget about the television series. There’s a lot of reasons why: the tiresome nostalgia aspect of revisiting material done better in the movies, eking out a slasher whodunit over several episodes, and, ultimately, changing the mask from this: to this: Yikes. Anyway, the Scream television series is often neglected and probably has been … Continue reading Road to Woodsboro: You Must Watch…Scream (TV Series)