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…

Tired of Swimming – Short Film Review

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/45410684] A stained carpet. A man looks forlorn. The stained carpet again, but this time a stop motion figure falls to the floor and a voice-over can be heard saying, ‘I never did manage to bring you that cup of coffee did I?’. So begins Anna Eijsbouts’ Tired of Swimming, a short and sad animation about…

LUC Festival 2013

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

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven Tonight, Leamington Underground Cinema continued its 2013 festival at the Arts Trail Studios for all things animated. The evening drew a large crowd once again, eager to watch Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such a Beautiful Day, a feature length incarnation of his trademark stick-man style of story telling.…

LUC Festival 2013

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

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven Day five of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 festival saw a return to the arts and music venue, LAMP, the place where it all began. As with the first night of the festival, this space was close to capacity, meaning that the air was alive with the…

LUC Festival 2013

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

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven Day four of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 Festival went highbrow, taking place at the very cultured Arts Trail Studios, a not-for-profit, volunteer powered organisation, set up to facilitate and promote the work of artists from deprived backgrounds, or with disabilities. Before LUC’s films got underway, I had…