by Robbie Jones Of all the films affected by the pandemic, there is perhaps no film that has been messed around with more than No Time to Die. Getting delayed even before Covid threw a spanner in the works, Cary Fukunaga’s entry into the Bond canon has been pushed from release date to release date, with rumours of further delays cropping up as recently as … Continue reading No Time to Die – Brand New Trailer!
by Hamish Calvert Writer-director Sean Durkin’s sophomore film, The Nest begins with an exterior shot of the O’Hara family home in mid-eighties, suburban New York. The Canadian filmmaker tells us a lot with this one shot, which lingers just long enough for audiences to gain a good understanding of the characters they’re about to be introduced to. In the frame viewers see a detached house, … Continue reading The Nest – Review
by Ella Alalade Candyman is the stand-alone sequel to the 1992 Candyman, serving a chilling creep-fest. Nia DaCosta beautifully demonstrates how to make a psychological horror. A fresh yet classic take on making the audience focus on the systemic issues within deprived communities, but also how destiny or fate can take an ugly form. This film is set in Chicago, in the gentrified neighbourhood of … Continue reading Candyman – Review
Urban legends are myths, started by creatives and told huddled around campfires. They were spread at sleepovers, whispered in classrooms and eventually made it to the adult pub scene which would alert filmmakers to sit back and say, “hang on, we’ve struck gold here.” Ever since, those campfire stories have clung to our minds and horror have delectably dug into our psyches to devour our … Continue reading An Ode to Tony Todd’s Candyman
by Chris Connor Cold War films can perhaps feel pedestrian and slow, so different was the period to the one we live in today, yet they often highlight the tumultuous nature of the time and how close the world was to the brink of nuclear disaster. The Courier from On Chesil Beach’s Dominic Cooke focuses largely on the British and Soviet stalemate of the early … Continue reading The Courier – Review
by Anton Bitel The Night House begins with a montage: a boat rocking against a jetty, a beautiful timber lakehouse above, and multiple shots mapping out the the house’s interiors. What unifies all these images is their emptiness. For there is no human presence in or around this house, apart from in the framed pictures standing on surfaces or hanging on walls – photographs depicting … Continue reading The Night House – Review