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Kenneth Branagh cast as Boris Johnson in new Pandemic Thriller

The first wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic was a traumatic time for all of us. More so than many other time during these unprecedented months as the mystery of what was happening was very much in the air. This horrific time will now be dramatized in the newly commissioned five part limited series, This Sceptred

Sundance Film Festival Announces Feature Film Jury

With this year’s Sundance Film Festival launching in just under a week, the renowned international festival has finally announced their feature film jury for all primary feature competition categories. 22 acclaimed voices across the industry will announce this year’s awards at a virtual ceremony taking place on February 2nd. The awards night will be live

“I don’t want to be one of those boring adults” – Baby Done (Film Review)

For anyone who saw the ninth season of the brilliant Taskmaster Rose Matafeo is a comedian of some talent, her stint on the show showed her ability to mourn a chickpea, sing country songs and say “shed” in her New Zealand accent to comic effect. While none of those come into play in this light

“I don’t want to be one of those boring adults” – Baby Done (Film Review)

For anyone who saw the ninth season of the brilliant Taskmaster Rose Matafeo is a comedian of some talent, her stint on the show showed her ability to mourn a chickpea, sing country songs and say “shed” in her New Zealand accent to comic effect. While none of those come into play in this light

Female Lust Turned Sour – Clementine (Film Review)

The subgenre of erotic thrillers has been strongly established since the late 1980s, showcasing the tension and danger that can exist alongside strong sensations of desire, often discovered in unlikely places. Lara Gallagher’s directorial debut strives to explore these experiences through the complexities of navigating queer lust but fails to lure the audience in for

Lockdown Thrills – Help (Film Review)

Alone in the countryside with a friend and her boyfriend when deadly secrets start to reveal themselves; doesn’t sound like a great lockdown does it? Help is the debut feature film from award-winning director Blake Ridder, known for his short The English Teacher. It’s a psychological thriller that follows Grace, played by Emily Redpath, who

“The Company Of Wolves Is Better Than That Of Men” – Hunted (Film Review)

There have been many retellings of the story of Little Red Riding Hood across history and across multiple forms of media. There are books, poems, plays, and movies that all play on the central idea of a young girl getting lost in the woods and falling for the charms of a dangerous wolf whilst on

Attack of the Montages – The New Music (Film Review)

It's weird watching a film set and made in a place you know reasonably well. Part of your brain ends up having a strange dissonance that begins to affect you. You try to make sense of the editing that turns once familiar streets into a labyrinthine nightmare of shifting paths and hidden stops that makes

‘Face Your Reality’ – LX 2048 (Film Review)

There’s something self-referential when you see James D’Arcy walk around in a desolate environment dressed in an orange hazmat suit. Given the current climate (which needs no further explanation), the idea of a world forced to stay indoors and remain connected to technology (not because of COVID but because of toxic sunlight) feels like a

Is Jared Leto’s Joker really that bad?

While 2020 has sucked for pretty much all of us, it’s been a surprisingly good year for fans of DC movies. Special online conventions and surprise announcements have given audiences a renewed hope in the future of Warner Bros’ DC film slate, whether that be through gripping trailers (The Batman) or the reveals that seemingly

“Hello Friends And Enemies”- The Philadelphia Story at 80

 

The Dark Underbelly of ‘Jingle All The Way’

This article first appeared and is available in our free mini Christmas magazine - click here to read Brian Levant’s 1996 Jingle All the Way has become a mainstay in many households when it comes to the Christmas movie setlist. On the surface, it’s a fun family comedy with slapstick humour, a drunk reindeer and

‘Love is all around’- Ranking the stories of Love Actually

There are two main opinions of Richard Curtis’ Love Actually- it’s either regarded as a Christmas classic, or seen as wildly overrated and overexposed. Its status as a seminal Christmas showing has put it alongside It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The film was an attempt by Richard Curtis to

Is Klaus the greatest Christmas film of all time?

First appeared in our bonus Christmas magazine which can read online here   What is the best Christmas film of all time? The purists will obstinately stake It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street holds the title. Alternatively, those born during an inferior era may state A Christmas Story or National Lampoon’s Christmas

‘The Apartment’ – An Unlikely, But Perfect Christmas Movie

With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is doing their best to get into the Christmas spirit. What better way to do that than by putting on your favorite holiday movie? During these pandemic times, it’s difficult not to go for films that make us laugh and feel good, which we still should. But

“It’s like a climbing a mountain in its own right, getting a film made” Director Gavin Rothery talks Archive (The FH Interview)

Archive, a twisty sci-fi thriller starring Theo James, hits our home screens this January. The story follows scientist George who works alone for a mysterious company deep in the Japanese woods. In his lonesome and in secret from his employers, George has been working to build an artificial body for his late wife’s Jules consciousness,

Interview: Lucy Brydon on on her directorial debut ‘Body of Water’

This interview was originally published in the print issue of Filmhounds Magazine - October 2020 Body of Water, the directorial debut of Lucy Brydon, is a quietly powerful drama following a woman, Stephanie (Sian Brooke) with an eating disorder trying to balance her relationship with her mother, Susan (Amanda Burton) and teenage daughter, Pearl (Fabienne

“People perceive me as the older gruffer authoritarian figure” – James Cosmo talks Skylines [The FH Interview]

Perhaps best known for menacing poor Jon Snow atop that wall in Game of Thrones Scottish actor James Cosmo is the definition of a character actor. An actor of formidable presence and even more intense looks, he’s no stranger to historical epics or fantasy blockbusters. Cosmo’s new film, Skylines, is the third part of the