Review

The Florida Project

Off the back of his sensational 2015 debut Tangerine, Sean Baker returns with a joyous and touching childhood adventure, The Florida Project. Set amidst a backdrop of the harsh realities of surviving Motel life, this is a film that is raw, heartfelt, and bursting full of life. Continue reading

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Review

The Thing

The Thing, Directed by the horror master John Carpenter, uses incredibly stunning visuals to build this chilling version of the 1951 classic The Thing from another World. With mind blowing special effects for its time, this is a horrific horror film. It’s one of the goriest and most powerful films made and despite the large amounts of blood, guts and violence, it’s not the gore in this film that causes the sense of dread, it’s the isolation, distrust and fear of the unknown that will keep you biting your nails. There could not be a more remote setting that Antarctica which only adds the fear of being alone and on your own. Continue reading

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Review

Blade Runner 2049

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…” Blade Runner 2049 is the cinematic marvel that we never knew we needed. Not only is it a great science fiction film but it also manages to earn its right to sit alongside the original iconic classic by delivering a cinematic triumph with its visuals, sounds and story. Continue reading

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Review

Evil Dead

Evil Dead takes us back to the most iconic cabin in the woods for a contemporay remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 original classic The Evil Dead. Five friends, Mia, David, Olivia, Eric and Natalie, head to a remote cabin in the woods. In the basement they find a mysterious  book. Upon reading it, they unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Continue reading

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Review

IT

The latest Stephen King adaptation of the iconic novel gives a new generation something to be really scared of. IT manages to perfectly blend the adolescent anxieties of a group of youngsters with a horrifying fear manifesting itself as their worst nightmares. It is this dual combination of a coming of age drama with mainstream horror that is the real success to this film. Continue reading

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Mama

Inspired by a brilliant three minute short film from Andy Muschietti and produced by Guillermo del Toro, comes the haunting fairytale horror of Mama. The story follows Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his partner Annabel (Jessica Chastain) who take on the responsibility for his two little nieces that have been missing for five years after being left to survive on their own in a remote cabin in the woods. However, it isn’t long before they discover that they were not completely on their own after all. Continue reading

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Film Festivals

Wheels and Fins International Film Festival – Awards

The Wheels and Fins International Film Festival has independent filmmaking and action sports at its heart. Whether it be adrenaline fuelled action, inspiring documentaries or captivating drama, this short film festival had it all.

Taking place on Saturday 19th August at the beautiful Palace Cinema in Broadstairs, a truly independent cinema run by Simon and Corinna Downing, the festival featured entries from 13 countries spanning 5 different continents. With such a wealth of local and international filmmaking talent on offer, it made sure that the first ever Wheels and Fins International Film Festival inspired, excited and entertained.  Continue reading

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