Posts in "Film"

Pete’s Dragon


Directed by David Lowery Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford and Oakes Fegley In UK Cinemas August 12th, 2016 by Duncan Mclauchlan I loved Pete’s Dragon as a kid. I loved the story, the animation, and the songs. Actually, come to think about it, especially the songs.  ‘Bill of Sale’ was a particular fave – “We gotta Bill […]

The Violators

The Violators by Helen Walsh, out now on DVD

Helen Walsh’s powerful drama about teen life in a northern nowhere.

Up For Love


Directed by Laurent Tirard Starring Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira In UK Cinemas August 5th, 2016 by Haresh Patel The French have a prolific rom-com industry. The uniquely national take on it can throw up some lovely and unexpected surprises as much as it can feel like a factory of the same paint-by-numbers churning of […]

Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration London 2016

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 July 15th – 17th, 2016 ExCeL London Exhibition Centre by Bernie C Byrnes A must for all die-hard Star Wars fans, Star Wars Celebration Europe is ‘three full days and two evenings of non-stop Star Wars entertainment, panels, screenings, interactive events, exhibits, shopping and more.’ Brilliant! Sadly ‘your Media Badge […]


Keanu Key & Peele

Directed by Peter Atencio Starring Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Nia Long, Will Forte, Anna Faris and Keanu Reeves In UK Cinemas July 15th, 2016 by Laura Patricia Jones I should probably make a confession here – any film with a kitten, comedy gangster theme and George Michael […]

East End Film Festival: Uncle Howard


Directed by Aaron Brookner EEFF Screening: July 3rd, 3:45pm by Lewis Church This documentary is directed by Aaron Brookner and focuses on his uncle, Howard Brookner, who in turn directed the documentaries Burroughs: The Movie (1983), Robert Wilson and the Civil Wars (1987) and gangster musical Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) before his tragically young death […]

East End Film Festival: Dead Slow Ahead

Dead Slow Ahead

Directed by Mauro Herce by Lewis Church The scale of the Fair Lady is unsettling. She’s a giant cargo ship, hauling goods across oceans and dwarfing the ant crew that maintain and support her nearly 40,000-ton weight. Dead Slow Ahead is just over an hour of a near silent documentary, showing the journey of the […]

East End Film Festival: Jackrabbit


Directed by Carleton Ranney Starring Reed Birney, Josh Caras and Ian Christopher Noel EEFF Screening: June 29th, 9:30pm by Lewis Church If good sci-fi always reflects its time and not the future, then one of the few benefits of the current global political and economic clusterfuck might be that we can look forward to some original […]

Dane DeHaan

Dane DeHaan

“I don’t think it’s really up to me to tell people what the bear is…” Dane DeHaan has garnered quite a fan following, becoming one of the film industry’s most sought after actors of his generation.  From his critically acclaimed performance as Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings to his turn as Green Goblin Harry […]

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

Produced by Studio Ghibli Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi In UK Cinemas June 10th, 2016 by Richard Hamer Following the release of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, Studio Ghibli announced that they would go on a brief hiatus following the retirement of its founder and most highly acclaimed creator, Hayao Miyazaki. This makes When Marnie […]