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This week’s picks - Striking Colour Schemes

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival [JAEFF] producer George Crosthwait picks his three favourite films currently available on streaming platforms in the UK. This time tailored to suit precise days. It’s May and the world is (...)

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VOD Picks Of The Week - Japanese triple bill

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival [JAEFF] producer George Crosthwait picks his three favourite Japanese films currently available on streaming platforms in the UK. Visitor Q – Mubi First up is something thoroughly deranged. (...)

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Short of the Week: Carnal Orient by Mila Zuo

A cook serves exotic dishes to his hungry, impatient guests. Suddenly the arrival of a mysterious Asian woman re-ignites their insatiable appetite. Mila Zuo’s atmospheric short is incredibly rich in symbolism and references, conscious or not - (...)

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Possum

Matthew Holness, perhaps best known as the creator of cult pastiche television horror comedy Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, makes his debut as a feature director in much darker territory with Possum. Originally a short story written by Holness in (...)

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Q&A with Sevé Schelenz, director of Skew and Peelers

Low-budget horror Skew, an ambitious first feature with some genuinely creepy moments, has become a bit of an underground hit. We’ve caught up with director Sevé, whose latest film Peelers has finished off doing the rounds of festivals everywhere. (...)

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Short of the Week - GIRL.LONDON.NIGHT - Filmic Pro Winner

This week’s short comes to us courtesy of film collective Reframed, whose eerily beautiful GIRL.LONDON.NIGHT, written by and starring Reframed member Claire Gordon-Webster, has just won the Best Female Filmmaker award at the Filmic Pro Tangerine (...)

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Q&A with James Webber, Dir. Soror at the British Urban Film Fest

Soror is the latest short film from Driftwood writer/director James Webber and producer Roxanne Holman. The film stars Rosie Day, Sian Breckin, James Alexandrou, and Kate Dickie. "Soror explores the lives and relationships of two half-sisters; (...)

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It Follows

Critics’ Week’s best film (in this writer’s opinion) has finally landed in the UK. I was surprised -and delighted- to find out a horror film was among the competition’s selection, despite its championing of genre cinema. And I have to admit, (...)

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Saw 3D

Saw 7 ended the franchise with a torture –heavy yet slightly anticlimactic bang. The 6 “episodes”, although inconsistent, were rich in suspenseful twists and turns, which allowed the most squeamish of us to periodically shield our eyes and ears, (...)

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Mum and Dad

Mum and Dad - directed by Steven Sheil Mum, Dad and their offspring, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport and live off whatever the place throws out; food, cargoes, electronics and transient workers. Enter Lena, a young Polish graduate who (...)

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