Reeling: Sacred Scares

This week: Horror canon pictures Psycho and The Exorcist are re-evaluated in time for Hereditary.

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6 Fascinating London Filming Locations

London has always been a hub of activity for the movie and television world. Some of Hollywood's biggest hits have been filmed at studios within Greater London, such as Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy (both at Pinewood), and historic music recording studios AIR and Abbey Road have housed a plethora of talented composers. But London … Continue reading 6 Fascinating London Filming Locations

Annihilation review – a glistening cinematic cerebrum

It's difficult to have not registered the disappointment at Annihilation's banishment to Netflix outside of the United States. Reportedly down to Paramount fundamentally disagreeing with director Alex Garland's vision, the film's intellectualism and high-concept ideas were considered turn-offs for major audiences. However, though this has become another easy way to attack conglomerate studios for lacking the … Continue reading Annihilation review – a glistening cinematic cerebrum

You Were Never Really Here review – Distilled, beautiful, corrosive

Lynne Ramsay has always been slowly whittling away at cinema. Biding her time, all 18 years of it, she has become the ultimate reductionist filmmaker. In her last film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, her stark, skinny style had its talents put to the test in telling a story with a pre-defined beginning, middle, and … Continue reading You Were Never Really Here review – Distilled, beautiful, corrosive

Gold: Oscars Special

BEFORE I've never been this excited for an Oscars ceremony before. We are at a sea change point in the Academy's history, an organisation once ridiculed for how oblivious its membership consistently showed themselves to be. There is now the possibility that they will not only have turned a million heads in bestowing the breathlessly … Continue reading Gold: Oscars Special

Game Night review – transitory, brilliantly silly crowd-pleaser

When done badly, parody is easier than it seems. It takes a surface level knowledge of the source material and the technology with which to replicate it, with little else required. The way in which Game Night avoids that laziness is all part of the fun, which trickles into every crack the movie has, however noticeable those … Continue reading Game Night review – transitory, brilliantly silly crowd-pleaser