Celluloid Screams 2016 Review: Creepy (2016)

By Ben Bussey Just when you thought ‘Sinister’ was the most generic horror title you’d ever heard… but, much as was the case with Scott Derrickson’s 2012 film, this may belie a film which sports more surprises than you might initially expect. That’s pretty much where the similarities with Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest film end, however; […]

Celluloid Screams 2016: Ben and Keri talk aboot Yoga Hosers (2016)

By Ben Bussey and Keri O’Shea Sheffield horror festival Celluloid Screams hosted a screening of Kevin Smith’s (how to put this generously) somewhat divisive latest movie Yoga Hosers, starring the writer-director’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, who also co-star) in a reprise of their roles from […]

Imagine Film Festival Review: The Lure (2016)

By Tristan Bishop Discounting the big 80’s comedy hit Splash (and its sequel Splash Too) and a certain Disney film, mermaids haven’t really made much of an impact on the cinematic world. Sure, there was the bit in Cabin In The Woods, but that amounted to little more than a throwaway joke (albeit still the […]

Celluloid Screams 2015 Review: The Witch (2015)

By Ben Bussey Expectations are a tricky beast indeed. As I remarked in my earlier Celluloid Screams 2015 review of the wonderful He Never Died, very often the joy of the festival experience is going in with little to no prior knowledge or expectation and encountering something brilliant, and knowing you’re among the first to […]

Cannes 2015 Review: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

By Nia Edwards-Behi A confession from the outset: I’ve never seen a Mad Max movie. It’s one of those franchises I just haven’t managed to catch up on. My excitement for Fury Road, however, escalated with each and every poster and trailer released. It reached that point where I needed to talk down the film […]

BIFFF 2015 Reviews: The Leftovers – Charlie’s Farm, Wyrmwood, The Stranger, III, The Midnight After & The Taking of Tiger Mountain 3D

By Nia Edwards-Behi I know, I know, I’m lazy (editor’s note – no she bloody well isn’t, she’s written 11 full length reviews and another round-up in the past 10 days). But watching 21 films in five days inevitably means that my brain forgets a lot of the detail to some films, even when I […]

BIFFF 2015 Review: Shrew’s Nest (Musaranas) (2014)

By Nia Edwards-Behi It’s the 1950s. Montse (Macarena Gomez) lives with her younger sister, Hermana (Nadia de Santiago), in a small apartment. Both their parents are dead, but their father (Luis Tosar) remains a spectral figure in the apartment for the burdened and fragile older woman. Hermana has just turned 18, and Montse struggles to […]