New Clips: Miss Bala

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, based on the 2011 Mexican film of the same name. Miss Bala stars Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, and Anthony Mackie, and follows a woman who trains to take down a Mexican drug cartel after her friend is kidnapped. Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime.…

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FrightFest 2018: Interview with Justin P. Lange, director of The Dark

Ten Questions with Justin P. Lange, director of THE DARK THE DARK is based on your Columbia University thesis short film. Was it a difficult process expanding it into a full-length feature?  I never really saw this as a traditional short-to-feature type of deal, to be honest. My thesis film was my first real foray into genre filmmaking, so it was very much a trial-and-error process for me, almost like…

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FrightFest 2018: Interview with Await Further Instructions Director Johnny Kevorkian

ARROW VIDEO FRIGHTFEST 2018 10 Questions with Johnny Kevorkian What was it about Gavin Williams’s script for AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS you liked so much, and what did you add to make it more personal to you? Well, when I first read the script I thought: “How the hell am I going to make this!” It was like nothing I had ever seen before. I knew it was going to be…

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Trailer: Peterloo by Mike Leigh

  The trailer for Mike Leigh’s dramatisation of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre is here. The film which is part of the official selection at Venice Film Festival, will be released in the UK in early november, but we might even get to see it earlier, depending on whether is it also selected to be part of the BFI’s London Film Festival programme in October.

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Steve McQueen’s Widows to Open LFF 2018

This year’s Opening Night gala will be Academy Award- winner Steve McQueen’s WIDOWS. The International premiere will take place on Wednesday 10th October at the Cineworld, Leicester Square. Co-written by McQueen and best-selling novelist and screenwriter Gillian Flynn and starring Academy Award®- winner Viola Davis, WIDOWS is a complex thriller about a group of women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities.…

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Film Review: The First Purge

Reviewed by Linda Marric Back in 2013, James DeMonaco’s The Purge presented us with nightmarish vision of America in a near future in which crime has been made legal for 12 hours every year, leaving people free to commit the most unspoken atrocities without suffering the consequences. After two more lucrative sequels which failed to live up to the original film’s brilliant high concept premise, this week sees the release…

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Screenwords Meets The Makers Of Mansfield 66/67

Interviewed by Linda Marric We speak to P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes, the married couple behind the intriguing new documentary about Hollywood camp legend Jayne Mansfield. One of the most talked about stars of the classical Hollywood era, Mansfield was at one time as famous and as sought after as Marilyn Monroe. Regarded by many as one of the most recognisable sex symbols of the studio era, Mansfield had…

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Review: Every Day

Reviewed by Linda Marric Michael Sucsy’s film about a teenage girl who falls in love with someone who transforms into someone else every day, is a charming, beautifully crafted and hugely engaging millennial love story with a twist. Based on David Levithan’s novel of the same name and from a screenplay by Jesse Andrews, Every Day offers a heart-warming tale of love, acceptance and teenage angst without ever falling into…

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Trailer: Hereditary

Check out the new trailer for the upcoming Horror sensation Hereditary. The film is release on June 15th and stars Toni Collette as a mother whose family begins to unravel when cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry are revealed. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited as it slowly destroys everything around them. Making his…

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Ghost Stories: Interview with Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson

Ahead of the special screening of Ghost Stories at the Horror Channel Frightfest Glasgow 2018 event, writer / director team Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson discuss their special relationship, the film’s journey from stage to screen and no, they don’t believe in ghosts… Ghost Stories receives it’s Scottish Premiere at FrightFest Glasgow 2018. Excited? We are beyond excited! It is honestly a dream come true.

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