Category Film Festivals

#GrimmFest 2015: THE NIGHTMARE Film Review


THE NIGHTMARE makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

Ever had a nightmare? Now imagine being trapped in a nightmare, unable to escape! That is exactly what happens to the victims of sleep paralysis, the focus of Rodney Ascher’s new feature documentary THE NIGHTMARE.

THE NIGHTMARE follows the story of eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis, a terrifying condition in which the dreamer is locked within his or her own nightmare and is unable to wake up.

The feature documentary combines r...

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#GrimmFest 2015: TURBO KID Film Review

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François Simard’s post-apocalyptic action horror TURBO KID makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

It’s 1997, it’s a post-apocalyptic world and everyone rides a BMX, or if you’re a super bad-ass, a Chopper!

We start with the arm-wrestling champion Frederic (Aaron Jeffery of NEIGHBOURS, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) an ox of a man who doesn’t mind winning the arm-wrestle against people / aliens (think WEIRD SCIENCE and you’ve just about got it) and then sticking their head on a scorching ...

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#GrimmFest 2015: HE NEVER DIED Film Review


Dark, gritty and seriously funny, HE NEVER DIED is an accomplished piece of work by Jason Krawczyk

Jason Krawczyk’s darkly funny and brutally violent HE NEVER DIED made its UK premiere at GrimmFest 2015, earning its place in the horror hall of fame as one of the best zombie/vampire films of the year.

HE NEVER DIED tells the story of Jack (Henry Rollins), an isolated loner and social outcast who spends his days sleeping, watching television and playing bingo with senior citizens...

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#GrimmFest 2015: BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS Film Review


When work literally sucks…

GrimmFest 2015 played host to the regional premiere of Brian James O’Connell’s savagely funny splatter-satire BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS last night.

Described as a mix between THE OFFICE and SHAUN OF THE DEAD, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS tells the story of a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at whose new manager has a fairly extreme solution to increasing productivity.

Franz Kranz stars as Evan Sanders, acting Sales Manager at a soul-killing call centre who thinks he’s g...

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David Bowie Documentary To Make UK Premiere at BFI London Film Festival


Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Under to premiere at BFI Southbank on 10th October as part of Sound Mirrors

With 182 live action and animated shorts at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, it takes a special kind of documentary to stand out from the crowd. One film hoping to do just that is LET’S DANCE: BOWIE DOWN UNDER, an intimate behind-the-scenes documentary about the landmark LET’S DANCE music video.

Featuring never-before-seen archive footage with Bowie himself, plus exclusive interviews wi...

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GrimmFest 2015: The Best of the Best

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We take a look at the films that are sure to give you a fright at GrimmFest 2015

With just 12 days to go until GrimmFest North, it’s safe to say that we are pretty excited. The line-up for this year’s festival looks fantastic with a whopping 34 movies across four days, from chilling thrillers to extreme blood-spillers.

For those who have been living in hibernation for the past 7 years, GrimmFest North is a horror, cult and sci-fi film festival like no other...

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Headline Galas at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival


From CAROL to HIGH-RISE, we take a look at seven of the most anticipated headline galas at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival

This year’s 59th BFI London Film Festival certainly looks the business. Alongside the European premiere of SUFFRAGETTE and the closing premiere STEVE JOBS directed by the fabulous Danny Boyle, a number of films will also make their headline galas at the iconic film festival. We take a look at seven of the most anticipated films below…

American Express Gala – CAROL


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#LFF15: Suffragette To Open 59th BFI London Film Festival


Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep star in extraordinary drama about the fight for equality

Opening the 59th BFI London Film Festival is the European Premiere of SUFFRAGETTE starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep.

Set during the early feminist movement, SUFFRAGETTE tells the story of the ordinary British women in 1912 and their fight for the right to vote...

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2015 BFI London Film Festival Line-Up Announced



The full line-up for the 59th BFI London Film Festival has finally been announced and boy does it look good!

The BFI London Film Festival is one of the world’s oldest film festivals and this year’s programme is stronger than ever with a total of 238 fiction and documentary features including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 40 European Premieres and 11 Archive films including 5 Restoration World Premieres.

The 201...

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Film Review: Desert Cathedral – MANIFF 2015

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Desert Cathedral makes UK Premiere at 2015 Manchester Film Festival

Desert Cathedral is a very emotionally challenging film to watch not just because of the subject matter of suicide but also because this happens to be based on a true story, made to feel even more real by the VHS archival footage integrated throughout the film.

Beautifully shot and directed by Travis Gurtiérrez Senger, Desert Cathedral is a captivating story about the 1992 disappearance into the Southwestern desert of Peter C...

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