The B-Movie Is Back!!!

Not that B-Movies have ever really gone away, in fact, you could say that they are that they’ve reached their zenith, with Director’s like Tarantino and Rodriguez paying homage to the genre. If they had however, this no-budget piece of Indi-celluloid, the brainchild of the unspeakably twisted Andrew Elliot, would have a good crack at … Continue reading

Quest for the Backflip

Film-makers Callum Whiteley & Robin Kother have produced four episodes entitled ‘Quest for the Backflip’ for the Extreme Sports Channel. Born out of bored office talk with fellow colleague Paul Gorton the idea was to get Paul back on a BMX after nearly a decades absence. ‘Paul Gorton was once an avid rider who, due … Continue reading

REVIEW: THE DECENDENTS

Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendants provides plenty of darkly humourous and humane subject-matter for accomplished film-maker, Alexander Payne (Election, About Schmidt, Sideways).   Living on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu, through a voice-over Matt King (George Clooney) is quick to dispel the myth island life is idyllic: “Paradise can go … Continue reading

REVIEW: MARLEY

Bob Marley’s image is ubiquitous, adorned on t-shirts, posters and tote-bags the world over. His music blares from beach front reggae bars in every holiday resort known to mankind. But the story of Marley the man is less well-known. Here, Kevin MacDonald sets out to demystify the man – and partially succeeds. Born Robert Nesta … Continue reading

REVIEW: SHAME

Never one to shy away from challenging subject-matter, the Director of 2008’s multiple award-winning Hunger, opens his follow-up with full frontals. A naked Michael Fassbender is sprawled across a bed before roaming around his flat in the buff, ignoring imploring answer machine messages from his sister. His digs are sparse giving little away, representing his … Continue reading