Aaaah December….the month of giving! We kicked off this most festive of months with an interview with Australian director Stuart Willis, who talked to us about creating science fiction with a soul in his ambitious short Payload, while later in the month Alan Spearman also joined us to discuss a much different but no less [...]
It’s been great fun (arduously heartbreaking) ranking our film watching of 2012 into succinct lists of 10, but let’s face it, the holidays are over, you’re back at work and probably don’t have time to check out every film across all our personal lists no matter how good they are – luckily you don’t have [...]
This year saw me hit a strange balance where my feature watching was significantly impacted by the amount of online shorts I found myself watching, and being able to kick back on the sofa with Vimeo on my Roku didn’t help matters. Regulars would have seen the fruits which came out of all those hours [...]
With minimal festival attendance in 2012, this years’ list was built mainly through random visits to independent cinemas and the ever-increasing availability of internet film on-demand (2012 was definitely the year of Curzon on Demand for me). With 2011 SXSW hit Natural Selection, Steve McQueen’s follow up to Hunger – Shame, this year’s indie breakthrough [...]
2012 has been a strange year in film for me as I’ve seen fewer films than I have in previous years. It’s been more circumstance than choice – I have been following up on Sound It Out by making two new films and have either had my head behind a camera (shooting Pantomime) , or [...]
It was hard putting my list together this year as I saw some amazing films at the beginning based on our top tens – the majority of which I obviously can’t include here as they were released in 2011. This year has been rubbish for films as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been on maternity [...]
As 2012 rumbles to a close I can’t decide whether this was a vintage year for film or not. There have been some amazing films (as detailed below, and I hope you agree) but they all seemed to arrive in a flurry at the end of the year. Whilst I have attempted to put these [...]
We get to the end and we look back, and again, regardless of what they say, it’s a strong field full of fantastic movies of all kinds from all corners.
Tis the season to, well consume a stack of ‘Best of’ lists in the hope of distilling a year’s worth of media experiences into the highly concentrated cream which sits atop the dross that also made its way into the world over the past 12 months.
We’ve been stalking director Andrew ‘Griff’ Griffin’s output ever since things got dusty whilst watching his moving promo To Build a Home a while ago and November was the month we finally managed to track him down for an interview about his new short The Gift, which along with Lee Toland Krieger’s Denise and Michael [...]