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“Great Dreams Can Turn Into Nightmares” – The Gig is Up (Hot Docs 2021 Film Review)

David Cuevas takes a look at The Gig is Up as part of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

“I’m Always Interested In Non-Traditional Families And Outcasts” – Director Anna Kerrigan Discusses Cowboys (The FH Interview)

Maria Lattila spoke with 'Cowboys' director Anna Kerrigan When the world was struck with the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the film industry took a severe hit. Production was halted, film festivals were either cancelled or had to become virtual and cinemas closed down, some for good. Anna Kerrigan’s Cowboys, a sweet and tender film about

“I Wish Dad Could’ve Been Here to See Where We’re at Right Now” – Young Rock Episode 11 (TV Review)

After ten episodes, a fair share of Rocky Johnson dropkicks, and a whole lot of insight into the birth of a lot of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s signature catchphrases and actions, Young Rock season 1 finished off with the episode titled “Election Day.” As the 2032 Election Day draws closer, Dwayne Johnson once again reflects

“Great Dreams Can Turn Into Nightmares” – The Gig is Up (Hot Docs 2021 Film Review)

David Cuevas takes a look at The Gig is Up as part of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

“I Wish Dad Could’ve Been Here to See Where We’re at Right Now” – Young Rock Episode 11 (TV Review)

After ten episodes, a fair share of Rocky Johnson dropkicks, and a whole lot of insight into the birth of a lot of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s signature catchphrases and actions, Young Rock season 1 finished off with the episode titled “Election Day.” As the 2032 Election Day draws closer, Dwayne Johnson once again reflects

Norway’s Hidden Horrors – Betrayed (Film Review)

Freddie Deighton looks at new Second World War drama depicting the Nazi German occupation of Norway Betrayed is a Norwegian film that depicts the Nazi German occupation of Norway through the eyes of the Braude family. A family of Jews living in Oslo after fleeing from Lithuania. As one of the sons of the Braude

“Our Eyes Demand Change!” – Courage (Hot Docs 2021 Film Review)

There’s a common piece of advice in the entertainment industry, that is usually shared amongst the most prolific of storytelling elites. This simple token of wisdom is to open your film with a hook: a scene, fragment, or even shot that encapsulates the emotional and thematic crux of your film in one small fleeting moment.

“Finish Him!” – Mortal Kombat (2021) Review

The latest video game to film adaptation comes courtesy of one of gaming’s most historic and well-loved franchises, the impressively gory beat-em-up series from Midway Games. With previous instalments, Mortal Kombat (1995) and sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), still proving to be cult fan favourites, can this reboot possibly break the curse of video game

A Hard-Hitting Drama That Deserves To Be Seen – Cowboys (Film Review)

Hard-hitting drama Cowboys explores the story of a parents' divide concerning their child’s gender identity. Joe (Sasha Knight), born female but identifying as male, comes out to his father Troy (Steve Zahn), who is accepting of Joe’s decision and actively encourages him to express himself in the way he feels comfortable and wants to be.

A Celebration of Cinemas – How the Abbeygate Works With Their Core Audience to Remain a Cultural Hub.

Regardless of the form your first trip to the cinema takes, be it a Saturday matinee of some forgotten 90s comedy as a young teen where you've wrangled a fiver from your parents in the hope it'll buy you a snack to go alongside your ticket, or as a toddler, seeing some Disney classic during

Reclaiming the Rotten: Guillermo del Toro’s Blade II (2002)

Each month, we at FilmHounds take a look at a director’s back catalogue and pick their lowest rated film on Rotten Tomatoes and ask ourselves – why? Why is it their least loved among critics? Regardless, we attempt to see the good in it. This Month: Guillermo del Toro’s BLADE II (2002) Rating: 57% Looking

Leatherface Doesn’t Get the Credit He Deserves

When you think of iconic horror villains, the chances are Leatherface isn’t the first one that springs to mind. Bloodthirsty killers like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers hold more sway in the horror zeitgeist, with more cinematic appearances, crossovers, and reboots. But Leatherface — also known as Thomas Hewitt or Jedidiah Sawyer, depending

The Oscars: In the Aftermath of Chaos

We should've been talking about the historic wins from the 93rd Academy Awards. Chloé Zhao and Nomadland. Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah. Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari. It was supposed to be a night of celebration, a poignant reminder of the power of film amid difficult circumstances and a world stricken by a pandemic. Instead, the

Matthew Vaughn – A Man of Many Talents

One of Britain’s top film directors working today, Matthew Vaughn, has really done it all. Gangster film: check. Family adventure: check. Superhero film: check. Spy movie: check. He’s got an impressive body of work spanning across many different genres and his films have been successful not just in Britain but around the world, too. He

A Celebration of Cinemas – Cinema City is Not a Cinema, But an Institution

As magical as the big screen experience is, cinemas have become more than a place to watching the latest releases. Cinemas are often the homes for different communities to meet up and share their love of film: be it younger and older audiences enjoying dedicated screenings, cinephiles taking part in thrilling film quizzes, or for

“I’m Always Interested In Non-Traditional Families And Outcasts” – Director Anna Kerrigan Discusses Cowboys (The FH Interview)

Maria Lattila spoke with 'Cowboys' director Anna Kerrigan When the world was struck with the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the film industry took a severe hit. Production was halted, film festivals were either cancelled or had to become virtual and cinemas closed down, some for good. Anna Kerrigan’s Cowboys, a sweet and tender film about

“It Was Insane” – The Crew of ‘Threshold’ Reveal How They Shot a Feature Film on iPhones in Twelve Days (The FH Interview)

On the surface, Threshold is a low budget horror feature with a surprisingly emotional core, but the story of the film’s production is just as engaging as the one being told on screen. Capturing siblings Leo (Joey Millin) and Virginia’s (Madison West) road trip to break a horrifying spell was achieved with only two iPhones,

A Celebration of Cinemas – How the Abbeygate Works With Their Core Audience to Remain a Cultural Hub.

Regardless of the form your first trip to the cinema takes, be it a Saturday matinee of some forgotten 90s comedy as a young teen where you've wrangled a fiver from your parents in the hope it'll buy you a snack to go alongside your ticket, or as a toddler, seeing some Disney classic during