Applications are now open for a suite of three flagship programmes aimed at greater inclusion and representation of women in the film industry, from distribution to production. They are majority funded by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery Funds, alongside Birds Eye View Film’s own funding and the endorsement of a range of partners. The three programmes: FUTURE LEADERS IN … Continue reading Birds Eye View Film Launch Their Biggest Ever Female-Focused Training Programme For 2017
Welcome back 🙂 Just a warning: this is going to be a rant about a film. This is one of those films that had to be watched before it can be duly slated. After its trailers built up fan expectation, Suicide Squad has been dubbed the DC’s Guardians of the Galaxy. However, its Marvel counterpart had some sense – this doesn’t. Following from the events … Continue reading Suicide Squad – 2/5 stars
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
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
This is a tricky one to review. While Fifty Shades of Grey has been a phenomenal success, as well as boosted the sales of Kindles, it has been criticised for its bad writing, suggested themes of domestic abuse and an inaccurate viewpoint on the taboo world of BDSM. Given that a film adaptation was a certainty, the hype around the production is immense – negative … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Grey – 3/5 stars
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!
2014 has brought some amazing creations to the big screen. In addition to an extension of the established Marvel universe, a film about a load of Danish bricks to a hilarious group of vamps in New Zealand, compiling my top 2014 was a tricky feat. So after filtering through a top 14 for…umm, 2014, this is my personal top ten for the year: 1. Boyhood I … Continue reading My Top 10 of 2014
I haven’t done a post in so long, I have almost forgotten how to write one of these things! In between reviews, work and screenings, it feels like my creative juices are drained, sieved and distributed to other things. So, with this hearty return, I have decided to get a little personal. A recent theme on one of the websites I write for struck a chord … Continue reading My Love Letter to Film