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WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG? is a funny, enjoyable family film with an intriguing twist

In a summer short of live action family movies, Tim Clague and Danny Stack come to the rescue with WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG?, a new family adventure film which makes its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on 10 October as part of the Family strand.

WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG? tells the story of four misfit kids who while on their annual summer holiday to Nelson’s Retreat, suspect that the holiday park...

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#GrimmFest 2015: ANTISOCIAL 2 Film Review


Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald reunite for sequel ANTISOCIAL 2

When ANTISOCIAL hit the big screen back in 2013, horror fans around the world rejoiced. The zombie sci-fi thriller took social media satire to new level and its fantastically grim and gruesome ending left audiences crying out for more. No surprise then that Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald came back with a sequel ANTISOCIAL 2.

For those who have never seen the original, ANTISOCIAL tells the story of a social media computer virus th...

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#GrimmFest 2015: WE ARE STILL HERE Film Review


Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

Ted Geoghegan pays homage to classic shockers of the 70s/80s with his latest horror, WE ARE STILL HERE.

WE ARE STILL HERE tells the story of Anne (Barbara Crampton) and Paul Sacchetti (Andrew Sensenig), a married couple who move to a new house in the country to try and put the trauma of losing their beloved son Bobby behind them.

The scene is set in an old house in the cold, wintery fields of New England as Anne and P...

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Film Review: JUST JIM

Deadpan and darkly comic: Craig Roberts (left) and Emile Hirsch in Just Jim. Photograph: Soda Pictures

Craig Roberts (left) and Emile Hirsch in Just Jim. Photograph: Soda Pictures

Craig Roberts makes an impressive directorial debut with JUST JIM

After his breakout performance in Richard Ayoade’s SUBMARINE, Craig Roberts makes his directorial debut as the director, writer and star of JUST JIM, a surreal psychological black comedy set in a leafy village in 90’s Rural Wales.

Jim (Craig Roberts) is an awkward and depressed teenager, failing at life...

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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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Film Review: THE MARTIAN

Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney in THE MARTIAN © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney in THE MARTIAN © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Smart, captivating and surprisingly funny, THE MARTIAN is amongst Ridley Scott’s best work

After the disappointing EXODUS and the widely slated THE COUNSELOR director Ridley Scott is back on top form with his latest film THE MARTIAN, a sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon. 

Based on a best-selling novel by Andy Weir, THE MARTIAN tells the story of Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) who is presumed de...

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Catching Fireflies

Enchanting, touching and visually stunning, CATCHING FIREFLIES is a magical short film with a powerful message

It is not often that I am moved to tears by a film, but when I am it is because I have seen something truly special. Lee Whittaker’s CATCHING FIREFLIES is just that – a captivating, moving and special short film that will move you to tears.

CATCHING FIREFLIES tells the story of 9 year old Latina girl (Gianna Gomez) who uses her vivid imagination to enter into a mystical world full ...

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Film Review: Sicario



Dark, complex and technically brilliant, SICARIO is one of the best films of the year

Following its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Denis Villeneuve’s tightly-woven thriller SICARIO finally hits UK cinemas next month and boy is it good.

Written by Taylor Sheridan, SICARIO is a hard-hitting, intelligent crime thriller about the escalating war against drugs...

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Film Review: MLE (My Little Eye)

MLE Chase

Following its award-winning festival run, the kickstarter funded indie film MLE (My Little Eye) will be screened in selected UK cinemas next month.

Based on a true story, MLE tells the tale of Julie Robert (not Julia Roberts as she corrects on a daily basis) a Canadian actress who has just lost her only gig. Stranded in London with no money, no agent and no return flight, Julie finds herself accepting the job of private spying for a rich family...

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Film Review: Hitting The Apex


You’ll be hard pressed to find a more exhilarating, exciting and dangerous motorsport than MotoGP. MotoGP is the oldest of all motorsport World Championships and the second largest motorsport in the world, reaching more than 233 million households worldwide. No surprise then that the sport inspired Faster and Fastest director Mark Neale to make a new film.

Presented by MotoGP super fan Brad Pitt, Hitting the Apex tells the inside story of six of the fastest MotoGP racers of all time – Val...

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