Golden – Short Film Review

Sometimes short films take on too much: There are too many twists and turns in the narrative; characters undergo radical changes before we even understand where they’re come from; or else, there’s a huge build up with no conclusion, leaving the whole thing feeling a little bit like an extended trailer. Simon Ball’s coming of age…

Pussy People – Short Film Review

Andrew Lang’s Pussy People is a tongue in cheek documentary about the world of cat enthusiasts. The film begins with cat show president Dorothy Woodhouse, flanked by rosettes and cages, explaining her views on cruelty towards cats (she’s resolute that she would ‘deck’ anyone mistreating one of her feline friends). In as much as Pussy People is a documentary…

Brand Spanking New: Greenhorn Short Film Festival

The third Greenhorn Short Film Festival took place from 6th – 7th of October at the New Diorama Theatre, situated just off Regent’s Park in a sparkling marble block plaza. Started by Flora Bradwell and Alix Taylor back in 2011, Greenhorn is dedicated to shedding light on the work of new creative talents. As filmmakers themselves, Bradwell and Taylor understand…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Three

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark bar. And in that dark, dark bar there were some dark, dark shorts… Day Three of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 Festival was not for the faint hearted: In honour of the evening’s feature, Jerkbeast, a bizarre film about…