PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 October 2018 Emily Prince Film makers across East Anglia compete in Fear in the Fens Festival, Downham Market. . Photo: Culture Works East Archant Film makers from across East Anglia will be battling it out for the coveted ‘Golden Shuck’ at this years Fear in the Fens Festival, Downham Market on October 26-28. The Golden Shuck award for best short horror film at the Fear in the Fens festival, Downham Market. Photo: courtesy of Kit LewisEight makers have entered their short horror films in to this year’s festival and for the first time, the public will be able to choose their favourite and who will be awarded the Golden Shuck.Festival curator, Kit Lewis of CULTure Babylon said: “This is our third Fear in the Fens Festival, and showing local films has always been an important part of the event. East Anglia has a remarkable landscape and is home to some incredibly creative and talented people.”While the … [Read more...] about East Anglian film makers compete for horror award
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A few months ago, I was lamenting on Twitter the lack of female film critics employed by major publications, and how I always noticed when a piece was written by a woman because it was still a novelty to me. A gentleman tweeter took it upon himself to reply to me, and suggested that I was perceiving bias where there was none – that men simply write about films more because men are better at it than women. I did ask him if he could cite his sources for these interesting claims, but no data was forthcoming. As such, I was equal parts vindicated and frustrated to read findings today from a new study by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, entitled ‘Critic’s Choice?’ which confirm what many of us have known for a long, long time: film criticism is still dominated by white men. Following an analysis of over 19,559 film reviews written for the top 100-grossing films of 2017, the study found that 82 per cent were written by white … [Read more...] about A new study confirms that film critics are mostly white men
0 Have your say A former Leeds school pupil - whose love of film-making led him over the pond to pursue a career in Los Angeles - has seen his latest creation released on Amazon Prime Video. Chris O’Neill, a former pupil at The Grammar School at Leeds, is achieving his dreams after leaving the UK for the US a few years ago to make it in the world of movies. His writing-directing debut film Absolute Debauchery has been released internationally on Amazon after it was well-received at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival last year. The 41-year-old, originally from Adel, said he is “elated” at the success of the film, which tells the story of two small-time gangsters who lose $30k of their ruthless boss’s money on a card game, forcing them to go on the run through LA criminal underworld.He said: “A script I wrote in Leeds which became a film I shot with a cast and crew of phenomenally talented people in Los Angeles and Las Vegas [has been] … [Read more...] about Former Leeds student ‘pinching himself’ as film debut gets international release
The 7th annual edition of the Oak Cliff Film Festival has announced its lineup and the programming for this event continues to be some of the most adventurous and interesting of any film fests in the Southwest. Hosted at the historic Texas Theatre in the Oak Cliff neighborhood in south Dallas, OCFF strives to not only bring some of the biggest festival hits to the DFW area, but also programs plenty of amazing and unique cinema experiences to enhance the magic for filmgoers and 2018 is no exception. Opening with Joan Jett documentary, Bad Reputation, OCFF has some of the most punk rock programming in the country and follows that through with repertory screenings like Penelope Spheeris' legendary punk western, Dudes. Also on the docket are festival hits like Issa Lopez's Tigers are not Afraid, Rungano Nyoni's I am not a Witch, and many others. Whether intentional or not, OCFF has an incredible lineup of films by women directors and the documentary section even includes Half the Picture, … [Read more...] about Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018: Feature Film Lineup Announced! Live Scores, TIGERS, & BAD REPUTATION, Oh My!
There are very few companies with as sterling a reputation as Synapse Films when it comes to high quality home video releases. Going back over twenty years, this Michigan based distributor may not have the largest catalogue of releases on the market (though they do just fine in that regard as well), but they have a pretty much perfect track record when it comes to releasing definitive editions of the films they choose. Synpase has recently released three films on Blu-ray, one clamored over for years by cult movie fans and a pair of lesser known little gems. Dario Argento's 1997 ballet nightmare Suspiria is the obvious high profile release that Synapse have famously been restoring for several years (we first reported on it in 2013) has finally seen the light of day, and it's worth the wait. The two smaller films are Eric Power's fascinating little animated gem Path of Blood, and Unearthed & Untold, a feature length documentary on the making of Pet Sematary. We took a look at … [Read more...] about Now on Blu-ray: A Trio Of Terrors From Synapse Films, SUSPIRIA, PATH OF BLOOD, and UNEARTHED & UNTOLD