Thursday, 15 September 2016

[Film Review] - Hux

Stars; Mageina Tovah, Harry Dean Stanton
Written, directed, produced and edited by Mageina Tovah.
Running time; 12 minutes

Hux is alone, frightened and one day rebels against the lonely isolation of her autism. braving the confusing, chaotic outside world. The sounds and sights prove too much for Hux with her attempts at interaction repeatedly thwarted by her powerful aversion to stimuli. Hux's isolation grows as a global pandemic decimates the population leaving her frightened and alone. When all seems lost, Hux finds one final chance to connect.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Get into the Mind of Cactus Jack

What do you get if you cross Travis Bickle from the movie "Taxi Driver" with the anarchic energy of Barry Champlain from Oliver Stone's "Talk Radio"? In the age of the internet and social media it can only be "Cactus Jack". With the rise of divisive hate-mongering political figures on both sides of the continental divide it seems that the polarizing rhetoric of racism and xenophobia, and with the help of the Internet has exploded into mainstream politics. Through their singularly angst ridden protagonist Chris and Jason Thornton's seminal film looks to cast a discerning eye over today's increasingly hot tempered political scene. Through crowdfunding the Thorntons are looking to bring this no holds barred examination to chilling life.

Monday, 15 February 2016

[Review] - Positive Discrimination

Director/Writer Charlo Johnson
Stars; Liam Burke, Niall Dempsey, Róisín O' Donovan, Maghnús Foy

Joe is an elderly man, terminally ill but receives financial help support from a local volunteer group. Tanya is a student sitting her finally exams but resorts to prostitution to pay debts; and a policeman. Three seemingly unconnected lives soon come together in this tale that takes the idea all is not what it seems to new heights.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

[Interview] - Sean Cronin the ultimate movie baddie

From life as a touring rock musician to baddie for hire in both Hollywood and independent movies Sean Cronin has carved a film career as colourful as the characters he has played. Whilst you could be forgiven for not knowing his name his face should certainly light a recognisable spark or send an all too familiar chill down the spine. Those piercing eyes, the deep winding scar on the right side of his face, and intimidating screen presence Sean looks every part the bad guy. A chance meeting with a casting agent changed the course of Sean's life, cast in a multitude of villainous roles from his big break as Imhotep's high priest in "The Mummy" to a masked Syndicate henchman in "Mission Impossible; Rogue Nation". Yet there is more to this Londoner's repertoire than just looking mean; throughout his career Sean has lit up the screen with a variety of engaging villains whether its cold and calculating hard men, vicious cockney gangsters or sadistic Nazi interrogators, he has brought method and variety to playing the bad guy on screen.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

[FILM REVIEW] - Stutterer

Stars; Matthew Needham, Chloe Pirrie, Eric Richards
Writer/Director; Benjamin Cleary

Greenwood is a typographer who suffers from a terrible speech impediment yet possesses an eloquent inner voice. After six months of conversing online with the equally eloquent Ellie, Greenwood has to face his greatest fear when she suggests they meet in person.