Sundance Film Festival: London Sets 2016 Dates

  Sundance Institute and Picturehouse will host the Sundance Film Festival: London from 10 to 12 June 2016 at the recently launched Picturehouse Central. The festival will feature the international and UK premieres of films from the 2016 edition of the renowned Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA. John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, comments: “Building on our 30-year legacy of discovery … Continue reading Sundance Film Festival: London Sets 2016 Dates

#Loverefugees – Secret Cinema’s Secret Cultural Protest

SECRET CINEMA PRESENTS A SECRET CULTURAL PROTEST #LOVEREFUGEES ON 12th SEPTEMBER TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES WORLDWIDE Yesterday, Secret Cinema announced a worldwide Secret Cultural Protest, #LoveRefugees, in solidarity with refugees. The series of screenings will take place simultaneously this Saturday 12th September at 7pm with the UK, France Japan, Kenya and Tunisia confirmed as the first host countries. Leading the protests in London, Secret … Continue reading #Loverefugees – Secret Cinema’s Secret Cultural Protest

The end of gender-based genres in film

I haven’t written a blog post in a long time.  This is what happens when you’re either a. too busy, b. too exhausted or c. so drained from extending your creativity elsewhere. There also has been a constant fear that there will come a point where you can’t think of anything to write, from another fear that it will either become a rant or an … Continue reading The end of gender-based genres in film

Opinion: ScarNO for Ghost in the Shell!

WARNING: this is going to be ranty…so I apologise in advance. So, news came about today that Scarlett Johansson has been cast as the iconic anime character Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell.  The announcement doesn’t please me.  At all. I don’t link the idea of a remake for Western audiences and I don’t agree with Scarlett Johansson’s casting. I’ll tell you why. After the whole Exodus casting … Continue reading Opinion: ScarNO for Ghost in the Shell!

What to Expect Next Year: A Guide to 2015

Now that we have eaten way too much and seen all the festive episodes on TV, it is now time for the much anticipated features of 2015. Thanks to juggling schedules and geekery-invoking trailers, it looks like it’s going to be a good year at the cinema.  So here is a save-and-keep guide on the films to look out for next year: January     … Continue reading What to Expect Next Year: A Guide to 2015

Reaction on Bond 24…sorry, SPECTRE

I’m a huge Bond fan.  I was brought up on a couple of film franchises since I was a kid (the other being Police Academy) but Bond has lasted through the years, thanks to countless repeats during Easter and the odd Bank Holiday. When Sky ‘took’ over the Bond films, stopping their broadcast on terrestrial TV, there was a loss in scheduling and channel-flicking procedures so now, … Continue reading Reaction on Bond 24…sorry, SPECTRE

Redefining the Cinema Experience

After such an unexpected reaction to my allocated seating blog post, it is understandable that coming up with a follow-up retrospective post is a bit tricky.  However, once I re-read the aforementioned post, there was something that has played on my mind for a while yet it is something so trivial, I pitched it to a well-known website that passed on my idea 😦 I … Continue reading Redefining the Cinema Experience