Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

The Truth About Time Travel

The Truth About Time Travel
For decades, film and sci-fi fans have been fascinated with the notion of time travel. From B-movies to big-budget blockbusters, time travel has created some of cinemas’ most complex and interwoven narratives. But will the magic of time travel ever become a reality? A recent survey found that even...
June 24th, 2014 | Spotlight | Read More

Chinese Puzzle: Interview with Cedric Klapisch

Chinese Puzzle: Interview with Cedric Klapisch
Chinese Puzzle is the newest feature from French director Cedric Klapisch. It’s a sequel to his previous films L’Auberge Espagnole (2002) and Russian Dolls (2005), serving as the final instalment of what’s commonly referred to as the ‘Xavier Trilogy’. In celebration of the...
June 22nd, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

We Are Monster – Leeshon Alexander & Antony Petrou Interview

We Are Monster – Leeshon Alexander & Antony Petrou Interview
Trying to cram in every movie that you want to see during the Edinburgh International Film Festival is difficult. Trying to also get interviews and spend some time with the film-makers can be even harder. Thankfully, Leeshon Alexander and Antony Petrou, in town with We Are Monster, were able to spare...
June 22nd, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Make My Day – The Dirty Harry Series (1971 – 1988)

Make My Day – The Dirty Harry Series (1971 – 1988)
  I know what you’re thinking, punk. You’re thinking “did he fire six shots or only five?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow your head clean off, you’ve...
June 6th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Common Decency and the Banality of Evil

Common Decency and the Banality of Evil
Face to Face: Common Decency and the Banality of Evil - Two One-Set Films (12 Angry Men/Conspiracy) Here are two compelling views of the opposite ends of the human soul. Both are highly dramatic and skilfully achieved, their goals in close quarters and similar fashion – one room, a group of men...
May 29th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Ivor Novello Awards 2014

Ivor Novello Awards 2014
The Colliding World of Music and Film There’s a certain degree of eccentric extravagance that comes with an 11:30am drinks reception. Then again, eccentric extravagance seems to be one of the key tenants of the Ivor Novello awards, the annual celebration of song writing. Housed in the flash Grosvenor...
May 27th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Flickering Thoughts: Wearing People Down

Flickering Thoughts: Wearing People Down
When you just can’t take no for an answer One of the hardest aspects of writing for publications – be that websites or printed matter – is getting people to take notice of you.  That initial step when you get people to give you a  break is difficult enough – as I said last week...
May 7th, 2014 | Spotlight | Read More

Sundance London 2014

Sundance London 2014
Founded in 1978, Sundance Film Festival has over the decades proved itself to be a bastion of exceptional independent films and a platform for raising the visibility of notable filmmaking. Since 2012, it has been gathering up some of its best work  in the relevant year to transport from Utah to London...
May 6th, 2014 | Feature, Festivals, Spotlight | Read More

Flickering Thoughts – It’s Who You Know

Flickering Thoughts – It’s Who You Know
As with many modern walks of life there is great truth in the old adage, ‘it’s not what you know, but who you know’.  Take for instance what I still consider to be the most high profile piece of writing I have done so far in my journalistic career. I’d been working for the company...
April 29th, 2014 | Spotlight | Read More

Flickering Thoughts – Location, Location, Location

Flickering Thoughts – Location, Location, Location
In the words of a well-known television duo, location is everything.  This may be true when buying a new house, but it also plays a major role in the creation of fantasy for both the big and small screen.  Though Britain, generally, is a favourite place for creators of film and television make-believe...
April 22nd, 2014 | Spotlight | Read More