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Sundance Film Festival: London 2017

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London returned to the West End this year to the beautiful Picturehouse Central. Taking place from the 1st-4th June, Sundance: London aims to showcase some of the best that American Independent Cinema had to offer from the Festival in Utah earlier this year. Continue reading

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Estrella Damm’s The Little Things 

Starring critically acclaimed French actor Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) and BAFTA nominated actress Laia Costa (Victoria), The Little Things is a short film by Mediterranean lager brand Estrella Damm, following in the footsteps of their debut short film released last year,Vale, directed by Alejandro Amenabar (The Others), starring Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey; A Bigger Splash). Continue reading

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Beyond the Yellow Line – Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival

Beyond the Yellow Line tells the story of a 40-year-old singer-songwriter, Alex, who never had the courage to submit his songs to anyone. He earns a living by playing in clubs and bars in his small town. His personality clashes with that of the self-confident Mara, his girlfriend and a successful lawyer. Such personality differences will be the reason for Mara to break up with Alex who will finally get a chance to reconsider his life choices and make amends. Continue reading

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Revenge of the Sequel

Why is it that almost every time a new and groundbreaking film comes along that takes our breath away, it only takes a few months to pass and a sequel is produced? Most of these sequels are not based on having more story to tell, but more to do with the film companies having deep pockets to fill. Compared to the success of the original, these sequels are often rushed, poorly written, predictable and simply disappointing. Some of these include Basic Instinct 2, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Son of the Mask, Rocky V, Jaws 3D, Speed 2, The Matrix Revolutions, Batman and Robin, Dumb and Dumberer, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Oceans 12, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the list goes on…. Continue reading

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Film Awards – What they mean to me

Not a great deal but let me tell you why. The film awards ceremonies carry as much weight as you feel they deserve. If you think that whoever or whatever wins must have been the best, fine. If you feel that they are worthless, then that is also fine. Personally I don’t feel that you should need a particular award or Academy to inform you which film or performance over a set time period was ‘the best’. Continue reading

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Alex Garland: The Beach and Beyond

The Beach, 28 Days Later and Sunshine may sound like an ideal summer holiday but there is a far more impressive link, Alex Garland. Some may be aware of Alex Garland’s work more than others but if you didn’t know he is a novelist, screenwriter and now taking on the role of director in his feature debut Ex Machina. Garland has managed to maintain his distinctive style with his writing that is also very adaptable to the big screen. He has even written screenplays for videogames and touched on genres from drama, science fiction, horror to even rebooting a graphic novel hero. Continue reading

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