film maker club

Lenny Abrahamson on the set of Frank

So if like me you like making films, talking about film, meeting other film people and watching some of the latest released films you’ll like this. Curzon Cinema in SoHo has a great club you can join, if you’re a filmmaker, they screen what they regard as the most interesting film in the week’s releases on a Friday at 11 am, and it’s only a fiver,  what’s not to like, find out more here.

Their next screening is ‘The Report’ starring Adam Driver, looks really fab, but as is the way with these types of thing I personally can’t be there. The last week they screened ‘The Irish Man’ another film I would have happily spent a few hours enjoying but no something got in the way. Anyway, hope you make it to more screenings than I have of late,  you should check it out.

The Report Film, Starring Adam Driver, Curzon Cinema

This looks really good, there is some of ‘All The President’s Men’ about it, well from the trailer it does anyway, maybe it’s just because it’s political I’m saying that ‘All The President’s Men’ I haven’t seen for years. But two films I watched recently ‘Vice’ and ‘The Great Hack’ this looks like it will go into that bracket of film. I wish I hadn’t watched them in the same week though they made me so down. Which I think they would for anyone who had lived through either or both of those incidents. Anyway, I hope you do join the club and enjoy the Friday morning screenings, maybe see you there.
 
Vice film poster

The Great Hack film Poster

Paris Lift-Off

Today I am blowing our trumpet, well someone has to. I am delighted to say we are in competition this week and it’s online so you don’t even have to leave your comfy chair or even reach for your wallet because it’s free to watch, so what are you waiting for. Firstly you can join here, then when you are ready to you can vote here, please do help us win this round so our ANTI KNIFE CRIME film can be seen by as many as possible. See the trailer below, and please do vote for us, we’ll love you forever.

fear in the furrows

Fear in the Furrows, BBC Radio4 program

Everyone who works from home will tell you that there are advantages and disadvantages of being at home, but let’s be positive, one of the advantages is being able to listen to what you want to listen to. Now me that is usually music, which is somehow related to what I am doing. But today I am delighted to have been listing to the glorious, BBC Radio 4 one of our household favorites.

The program I stumbled across was a really great one for you horror writers out there ‘Fear in The Furrows’  the program presented by Simon Hollis investigates the relationship between us, our fears of the unknown, folklore, the natural world around us and the influence these forces have had on the genre of Folk Horror in the world of film. It’s a fascinating insight into to some ancient traditions and how they might have influenced British Film Classics, The Wicker Man, Witchfinder General, and the one which sounds most spooky The Blood on Satan’s Claw. If horror is your thing, might be worth a half-hour listen.

The Blood on Satan's Claw

Witch Finder General

The Wickerman