Film

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Images of Apartheid: Filmmaking on the Fringe in the Old South...

Derby Film Festival’s ‘ParaCinema’ programme set about shining a light into the dark corners of the cinematic universe. It was inevitable that Calum Waddell’s...
OUIJAGEIST

Darrell Buxton and Steve Hardy, screenwriters of Ouijageist – Derby Film...

Ouija boards unleashing the powers of darkness with horrific effects is not a new idea in horror, but the British twist thrust on to...
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The Glamorous Life Of Sachiko Hanai – Derby Film Festival review

To say that The Glamorous Life Of Sachiko Hanai is a “good” movie would be to over-play its hand. Even to suggest it is...
beyond the opposite sex

Beyond the Opposite Sex: A conversation with documentary maker Bruce Hensel

We live in a moment of profound change in attitudes and understanding of transgender issues. Much as moved on since Emmy Award winner Bruce...
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The Endless – Derby Film Festival review

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are an indie-cinema dream-team, and with The Endless have created a movie taking on the big studio efforts created...

Interview: Lloyd Kaufman – Troma

“Farting is one of the rules of Troma script writing. In return to Nuke 'Em High you see a beautiful woman fart, you see a duck...
Leon Must Die

Leon Must Die – Derby Film Festival review

When you learn that a movie has been made on a budget of 100euros it is safe to say expectations are low, especially when...
Bodiesvideo

Lisa Ronaghan and Joseph Baker talk about scientific research horror, Bodies...

The potential horror of our relationship to scientific advancement and technology has long been a rich source of information for the fright-inducing genre. Bodies...
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Jason Impey and Rob Ulitski discuss their creations for new horror...

The human mind is a tricky place, smashing our rationality with irrational thoughts. That is where phobias come into play, taking us on a...
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Dad’s Lunch Box – Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 review

Food is often overlooked as the very core to so many of our relationships. What, how and when we eat shapes many of our...