All posts tagged director

Q&A with Michael Lehmann – director of Heathers (1988) and American Horror Story (2011-2013)

Michael Lehmann’s most celebrated film, teenage black comedy Heathers turns 30 this year. With it comes a re-release and a short run back in UK cinemas. To only know Lehmann by Heathers would be […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Han Solo is one of Star Wars’s most iconic characters. Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the cynic with a noble streak was career defining and shaped the franchise’s storyline. For this […]

Positiva Records @ Ministry of Sound

Last weekend, Positiva Records took over Ministry of Sound to celebrate their 25thanniversary. Founded by Nick Halkes and Jason Ellis in 1992, the label has seen success after success in […]

A Quiet Place Review – Silence is Golden in John Krasinski’s Terrifying Cat-and-Mouse Thriller of Breathless Whispers

Star of the U.S. remake of Ricky Gervais’ The Office and rom-coms ranging from It’s Complicated to License to Wed, you wouldn’t look to John Krasinski to direct a nail-biting, […]

The BIG Review: The Black Cat Cabaret.

Naughty. Dark. Funny. These are the three ingredients which make The Black Cat Cabaret a show to remember. When you think of the word ‘cat’, you might think of the […]

How the Babadook is a feminist icon

As part of Genesis’ Directed By Women series, myself and a less than eager friend went to see The Babadook. ‘It’s not that scary, I promise,’ quickly turned into ‘I’m […]

In Space, No One Will Hear Star Wars Fans’ Scream: Why the Alien Franchise needs to Lead Science Fiction filmmaking

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT AHEAD Following the release of Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott’s assertion that he’d like to continue building this franchise, it would seem to take precedence, […]

Free Fire Review – Reload Your Energy Levels, Ben Wheatley’s New Film is a Shotgun Blast of Fun

In cinema, there is often a reliance on intricate plot developments, with intrigue aroused by whodunits and convoluted thrillers dependent on a gimmick or MacGuffin that keeps interest at peak level for […]

‘When John Met Joseph’: Interview

“I thought, there’s got to be a play in that.” The third performance part of the New Writers’ Festival is When John Met Joseph. I spoke to the writer and […]