Meat on Bones short film

★★★★★ Directed by: Joseph Ollman Written by: Joseph Ollman Starring: Matthew Aubrey, Jâms ThomasShort Film Review by: Chris Olson The unlikely existential ruminations that can transpire when two contrasting characters collide has never been so picturesque than in Joseph Ollman’s short film Meat on Bones. Set upon a gorgeous clifftop and beach, the audience not…

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival launches its 2018 programme

Murray Robertson 11 April 2018 Insect Hawick’s annual celebration of the cream of moving image artists For the past seven years the Scottish Borders town of Hawick has played host to the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, celebrating the work of the most groundbreaking experimental films and artists from around the world. As well…

Truth or Dare review – Creepy, fast-paced horror that sends out some mixed messages amidst the grisly shenanigans

Matthew Turner 11 April 2018 Creepy, fast-paced horror that sends out some mixed messages amidst the grisly shenanigans Blumhouse continue their winning streak of low budget horrors with this effectively creepy teens-in-peril shocker. While lacking the sophistication of the production company’s finest work (it’s no Get Out, say), it’s a perfectly serviceable Friday night chiller….

Round Trip short film

★★★★ Directed by: Ren Thackham Written by: Ren Thackham Starring: Danny Bolt, Lee Priest Short Film Review by: Chris Olson The Rover meets Groundhog Day with a touch of Mad Max in this short Australian comedy, written and directed by Ren Thackham. Round Trip is a blisteringly funny journey into the wild where anything can,…

Terry Kendal and Orange Green short film

Directed by: Meg Skaff Starring: Brit-Charde Sellers, Timothy J. Cox, and Kimberly DavidShort Film Review by: Owen Herman Terry Kendal and Orange Green is a dark comedy that makes many other films in that category seem relatively light hearted. It follows Terry Kendal (Brit-Charde Sellers), an optimistic and care free young woman who starts to…

Interview with Natasha Marburger from London Independent Film Festival

Interview by Chris Olson Due to kick off on Friday 13th of April, the London Independent Film Festival (LIFF) will play host to a fantastic selection of indie cinema, including short films from newcomer filmmakers. I had the chance to catch up with Natasha Marburger from the festival to speak about this year’s event. Who…

Isle of Dogs film review

★★★★ Directed by Wes Anderson Starring Koyu Rankin, Bryan Cranston, Leiv Schreiber, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, Bob Balaban Film Reviewby Hope Madden First note in my Isle of Dogs screening notebook: God damn it, I want a dog. Second note: Wait, Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton are in another film that…

Sundown short film

Directed By: Ryan Hendrick Starring: Frazer Hines, Caitlin BlackwoodShort Film Review by: Jack Bottomley “Life is a gift” many have said it and many have felt it. No matter what is thrown at you in life, the very nature of experiencing the living world is a gift we all receive and make what we can…