Shepherd – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Anton Bitel “Sometimes people just need solitude, you know,” says Eric Black (Tom Hughes) in writer/director Russell Owen’s Shepherd. Eric is explaining what has drawn him to become sole resident – apart from his dog Baxter and hundreds of sheep – on a remote coastal island. His addressee, the gruff, half-sighted boat woman Fisher (Kate Dickie) who is transporting him to his new job … Continue reading Shepherd – BFI London Film Festival Review

7 Days – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Sarah Cook Art is and will always be, a reflection of our time, our history, and our imagination. So, it is natural that our art is going to be informed by the recent two years in the midst of a global pandemic. Since COVID struck, many have used COVID as a tool; whether it has helped craft their work like Rob Savage’s Host or … Continue reading 7 Days – BFI London Film Festival Review

Scream – Brand New Trailer

by Sarah Cook “I’m Sidney Prescott – of course I have a gun!” Twenty five years ago, Sidney and her friends were thrown into a killing frenzy that changed the shape of slasher films. The late and great Wes Craven, the mastermind behind the series, introduced Ghostface into our lives and the killer has become a staple in horror movie marathons. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin … Continue reading Scream – Brand New Trailer

Titane – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Sarah Cook Julia Ducournau’s cannibalistic debut feature Raw was a triumph. The story of a young woman who, after tasting meat for the very first time, suddenly has a major craving for human flesh was something so devilishly good. It was truly something masterful that we could sink our teeth into and it made us excited for what the French director could cook up next. … Continue reading Titane – BFI London Film Festival Review

The Harder They Fall – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Sarah Cook It’s a small dusty town in the middle of a desert. The sun is high on an unrelenting sky. The townspeople are enjoying the quiet and peace of their humdrum. The silence is soon interrupted. A horse trots in, and with the swagger of a villain scorned, Idris Elba comes into view and squints at the horizon. There is a bloodbath afoot. … Continue reading The Harder They Fall – BFI London Film Festival Review