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 […]
Before I begin my review in earnest let me say that I am pretty sure Seven Psychopaths is my film of the year. Writer/Director Martin McDonagh has surpassed himself. And now that the tone of has been set, let’s begin… Seven Psychopaths is the tale of Marty (Colin Farrell), a borderline (more on that later), […]
With winter just around the corner we retreated indoors to the warmth of the London Film Festival, but not before Belgian filmmaker Emma De Swaef showed us that wool isn’t just for knitting, by using it create her stunning Cartoon d’Or winning animation Oh Willy. Dystopian visions seemed to be a common filmmaking theme in […]
Following a stint in Cannes, DN favourite Ben Wheatley premiered his new film as part of the Comedy Gala at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. His third feature, Sightseers, is the first time we’ve seen Wheatley solely direct as opposed to write and directed, the script being penned by stars Alice Lowe and Steve […]
We began September with a double helping of directing duos. First off we discussed throat singing, seal hunting and ‘building a project which could shift direction as needed’ with Felix & Paul for their experimental short Tungijuq, then the newly formed partnership of karl&tynan knocked us for a triple loop with the perpetual walk cycle […]
Beware, spoilers ahead so come back after watching if that’s a bother. You have been warned! I’ve always been suspicious of couples who have a schtick in constantly talking to each other in baby language or the like. Apologies if you’re one half of said couples but I can’t help my opinion and there it […]
In August we finally put a long held plan into action with the launch of our TheyAreAnimators series, which kicked off with a ‘to date’ look at the work of Hisko Hulsing. We of course made our annual pilgrimage to the Reading & Leeds music festivals with a much beloved collection of DN curated shorts […]