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Movie Review: The Red Turtle

Oscar nominated and winner of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard Special Prize, The Red Turtle by Director Michael Dudok de Wit is coming to UK cinemas 26 May. Continue reading

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Elliot Dodd, The Manbody, at Zabludowicz Collection

The Manbody by Elliot Dodd is a short film being screened at Zabludowicz Collection. It provides odd viewing that soothes as much as it disconcerts. Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Eyes of My Mother

Soon to be released in UK cinemas, indie horror flick, The Eyes of My Mother, is the gross-out creep-fest you’ve been craving. Continue reading

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Movie Review: We Are X

We Are X is a new documentary about ultra mega superstar metal band, X Japan. Never heard of them? Well, to say they’re big in Japan would be an understatement. Having sold 30 million singles and albums combined since starting in the early 80s, these guys are the biggest band in Japan ever. Continue reading

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BFI Brings Back GoodFellas to the Big Screen

The British Film Institute is rereleasing the classic 1990 gangster film, GoodFellas, in cinemas across the UK on 20 January. Continue reading

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On Set in France | The Incantation

Based on the original script written by Jude S Walko, The Incantation is the first original content feature film for Blue Falcon Productions. It follows young American Lucy Bellerose as she pays a trip to her family’s ancestral castle in rural France. Continue reading

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Preview: Walthamstow International Film Festival

The 2016 Walthamstow International Film Festival runs tomorrow (Sunday 24 July 2016) at Vestry House from 11am to 5pm. Continue reading

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Infographic: Iconic Furniture in Film and TV

Check out this fun infographic put together by the furniture experts at Oldrids and featuring some of the most famous furniture from the movies and on TV. Set design plays a massive role in creating the look and atmosphere of … Continue reading

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5 of the Coolest Film Festivals Around the World (Miles Away)

For movie buffs with a love for travel, here’s a look at the five coolest film festivals screening the biggest hits and best indie flicks around the planet. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Youth

Something about director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film Youth reminded me of taking the time to watch a sunset: an exalted if everyday occurrence that’s slow paced but ends too soon. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sherpa | Trouble on Everest

The term Sherpa refers both to the ethnic group of Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet and to the high-skill, high-altitude mountain guide work undertaken by so many of them. It’s also the name of a new film documenting Everest activity, mostly from the perspective of the guides, at an especially volatile time as more and more foreigners seek to ascend the world’s highest mountain … and as global climate change makes this momentous task trickier and more perilous than ever. Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Human Centipede 3 is blood-splattered joke. But it’s a joke that had me giggling and guffawing plenty … when I wasn’t squirming in my seat during scenes of excessive gore. I had a blast watching this movie, was chuckling about it the rest of the day, and was impressed by the sheer audacity required to create such a piece of cinema. Continue reading

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UK Premiere of Roxanne by Paul Frankl

Shot in 35mm and on location in Soho, the film follows the relationship of transgender sex worker (played cool and convincing by Miss Cairo) and motherless 12 year-old Lily (spectacularly portrayed by Thea Lamb). It’s an ‘unlikely friendship’ kinda flick – not too dissimilar in theme to, say, About a Boy except the ‘boy’ in Roxanne is a girl and the ‘Hugh Grant’ character is Miss Cairo. Continue reading

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Preview: Asia House Film Festival 2015 #AHFILM15

Celebrating its seventh year, the annual Asia House Film Festival will be showcasing a bevy of remarkable cinematic productions across London. Continue reading

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4 Travel-Themed Films to See at Sundance 2015 (OneTravel)

Sundance Film Festival is on again, bringing Hollywood glamour to an otherwise quiet mountain town in Utah. Whether you’re an indie film insider attending this famous festival or a movie buff eager to find out what this year’s breakout must-see … Continue reading

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Steve McQueen at Thomas Dane Gallery: Ashes

Two new works by Steve McQueen go on view soon at Thomas Dane Gallery in St James’s. One is an immersive projection with sound entitled Ashes which was shot on Super8 film in Granada with much of the footage dating from 2002 and taken by cinematographer Robbie Müller with recently recorded soundtrack about the sad fate of the subject in the film. The other work is Broken Column, a sculptural installation which “acts as a pendant to Ashes.” Continue reading

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire: Hermitos Children 2 

Hermitos Children 2 is the largest film commission to date by Glasgow based artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (known as Spartacus Chetwynd a couple years back when she was a Turner Prize nominee) and is on view now at Studio Voltaire. The film is part of an ongoing series of “experimental television crime drama” following telepathic detective Joan Shipman as “she uncovers and solves sex crimes” and is screened within a large scale gallery installation incorporating a number of props and interiors. Continue reading

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Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin: Priority Innfield at Zabludowicz Collection

The evening after I checked out the preview of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin’s Priority Innfield – a series of sculptural theatres where four interconnected films “that touch upon our changing relationship to the camera and its influence on conceptions of history, evolution and selfhood” are continually screened – I tried to explain the experience of watching the films and negotiating the fabricated space between them to my girlfriend. Despite my enthusiastic attempt, I’m pretty sure I failed. Continue reading

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Visit James Bond’s England (CheapOair)

Bond. James … yeah, you know the next bit. One of Britain’s greatest pop icons – the one and only 007 – is wowing film fans visiting the UK at these attractions celebrating the world’s most famous spy and the works of writer Ian Fleming. Continue reading

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Brazilian Film Festival of London: 27 September to 1 October

The Brazilian Film Festival – the premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK – returns to London for a fifth year tomorrow and runs until the 1st of October offering loads of movies for cinema fans as well as an excellent opportunity to try some of London’s finer Latin restaurants. Continue reading

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Get a Taste of Brazil during London’s Brazilian Film Festival (CheapOair)

The Brazilian Film Festival – the premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK – returns to London from the 27th of September to the 1st of October, offering a riveting presentation of Brazilian culture on and off the screen. Continue reading

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Golden Lane Estate and Me: Documentary Screening at Exhibit Gallery, EC1

As I told filmmaker Esther Johnson, the year I lived at Golden Lane Estate was “very potent”. That she happened to come round the estate looking for residents to interview for her film, The View From My Window Tells Me I’m Home, just seemed like a fantastic coincidence to have someone there to document it for me. Continue reading

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Meet Mighty Mo and More at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre (OneTravel)

Historic and cherished … and still packing ’em in, the “fabulous” Fox Theatre in Atlanta is a landmark of the Georgia capital and one of the state’s premiere venues for the best in cinema and live entertainment. Continue reading

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Trailer: James McAvoy Stars in Filth (NSFW) #FILTH

Filth Official Movie Teaser Trailer: James McAvoy stars in Filth, based on the Irvine Welsh novel. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Here’s a quick list of good stuff I’ve come across lately but for whatever reason didn’t make it to a post here, my tikichris-to-go Tumblr blog or one of my client blogs but are well worth me mentioning and you checking out! Continue reading

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Movie Trailer: The Guilt Trip Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan

3000 miles, eight days, one mother of a road trip: The Guilt Trip Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogan in cinemas 1 March 2013 Continue reading

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The Unhallowed Horseman

A week or so ago, my old buddy Jude Walko got in touch with me to tell me he’s got a directorial film debut coming out soon. I’ve known Jude since I was 11 or 12 years old. We were … Continue reading

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Nothing Like Chocolate: A Fine Film for a Good Cause (Great British Chefs)

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the movie centres around the work of “anarchist chocolatier” Mott Green and the Grenada Chocolate Company he co-founded in 1999. Offering an ethical and sustainable alternative to big biz chocolate, the Grenada Chocolate Company cuts out … Continue reading

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The Projectionist: Film Industry Collaboration

Maybe I’m biased, but I love Kemey Lafond‘s art direction for this silent film. About The Projectionist: Students from five cohorts of UAL courses came together to work with acclaimed film director Jamie Thraves to produce a 16mm film produced in collaboration … Continue reading

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Newly Launched Artangel Collection to Bring Arty Film and Video to the Masses (Londonist)

Newly Launched Artangel Collection to Bring Arty Film and Video to the Masses Londonist, March 15, 2011 at 13:30 pm To mark its 20th anniversary, the London-based Artangel has furthered its commitment to “commission and produce exceptional projects by outstanding contemporary … Continue reading

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Western Conceptual Art and Ghanaian Film Meet in Doug Fishbone’s Elmina Photography Exhibition (Cadbury Fairtrade)

Western Conceptual Art and Ghanaian Film Meet in Doug Fishbone’s Elmina Photography Exhibition Cadbury Fairtrade, November 22, 2010 Running parallel to his groundbreaking feature-length film, Elmina, the American-born London-based artist Doug Fishbone’s new photography exhibition at Rokeby gallery in London … Continue reading

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Interview with The Baron: DOTS – World’s First Graffiti-Funded Movie, Burning Candy and the World (Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

Interview with The Baron: DOTS – World’s First Graffiti-Funded Movie, Burning Candy and the World Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, September 2010 “Truth is reached through dispute” or so says secret identity filmmaker, The Baron, who has commenced work on … Continue reading

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World’s First Graffiti-Funded Movie, DOTS: Interview with Filmmaker, The Baron (Juxtapoz)

World’s First Graffiti-Funded Movie, DOTS: Interview with Filmmaker, The Baron Juxtapoz, Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:12 What do you get when you take nine of London’s most prolific graffiti artists to far flung destinations across the globe to connect with … Continue reading

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