No one has ever imagined that the world would come to a stand when the coronavirus emerged in 2019. Billions of lives have drastically changed, nevertheless, the human spirit – even in the hardest times – stayed strong. Outside of an ordinary existence, the world of entertainment was also badly affected, with no concerts or […]

Before he had started to notice his hearing deteriorate Ruben (Riz Ahmed) had been clean off heroin for four years, since around the same time he started to date his girlfriend and bandmate Lou (Olivia Cooke). Ruben is the drummer of the duo’s heavy metal band, Blackgammon. The pair drive around the country together in […]

London’s original pop up outdoor cinema is back this summer with screenings all over the capital from 9th July. Pop Up Screens are delighted to announce their return to London with an enormous season of outdoor cinema packed with feel good movies, guilty pleasures, and cult classics that will make you feel all warm and […]

Social media has been prevalent in our lives for more than a decade, although it feels like filmmakers are only now getting the hang of telling stories about how we exist online without succumbing to cheap moralising. This may be because a new wave of filmmakers who actively use and understand different social media platforms […]

The Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to announce the first wave of programming for its upcoming 25th edition, set again to take place as a virtual event accessible to audiences across Canada. The festival will run from August 5 – 25, 2021 and will include scheduled screenings and premieres, panels, and workshops, with films […]

Not many knew who Hwang In Youp was until he debuted as a fashion model in 2017. A year later, he debuted as an actor in the Naver TV web series, W.H.Y, which led him to sign with KeyEast agency. However, it was in 2020 when In Youp gained recognition after starring in a TV […]

In the intense upcoming sci-fi thriller Flashback Dylan O’Brien (Love and Monsters, The Maze Runner franchise) is a young man who must unravel a disturbing mystery which develops from his fragmented and surreal memories, particularly those involving a missing girl (Maika Monroe, It Follows) from his high school days. With his past, present and future […]

There is an alternative history of cinema, one quite apart from the commercial mainstream, but also a distinct subset of experimental cinema: films made entirely by hand, without a camera. The Barbican Cinema season Splash, Scratch, Dunk! Films Made by Hand, celebrates the work of these maverick artists and filmmakers. Filmmakers have worked in this […]

From Howard Beale in Network decrying everything that’s wrong with America after breaking down on air, to Michael Douglas’ William Foster finding himself railing against his place in the food chain in Falling Down, there’s been a long history of cinema depicting seemingly normal men cracking at the seams, unable to stay sane when faced […]

The relationship between British filmmakers and the state censor, the BBFC, is an odd and fascinating one. In recent years, several directors have gone on the record to speak about how they show screenplays to the BBFC during their writing process, while the classification board itself even runs a podcast aiming to rehabilitate its image […]