Looking for Robin

I was once told by an award-winning filmmaker that a short film should be no longer than ten minutes. A professional screenwriter advised that if you can reduce the running time you should. This can ...

No pay no way?

Last year I attended a screening in Edinburgh for a short film I’d made. After the film was shown I was invited on stage to do a Q&A for the audience. I tend to get a little nervous standin...

Curse of Chucky

Nowadays it’s hard to believe that the Chucky films were once considered “video nasties.” The third installment in particular was blamed for the brutal murder of toddler James Bulge...

Fear of the Dark…

Heads up. Spoilers bide within. Having been one of the most anticipated films of the year, it was natural that Man of Steel would become the subject of much discussion and derision. Devoid almost ent...

Iron Man lives again

Marvel have ended the speculation surrounding Robert Downey Jr.’s future as Iron Man by securing him to a two picture deal. Don’t expect Iron Man 4 however as the star has signed up for T...

Notes

What makes Notes stand out from the standard “boy meets girl” romantic comedy is pivotal to its story. Yes the lead characters spark up a romance only for it to look doomed which leads to...

Fast & Furious 6

It’s not uncommon for a film series to deteriorate in quality by the time it gets to the fifth instalment. Usually by then all the big stars are absent and the DVD is going straight to the supe...

Kevin Smith shares Clerks III update

The original Clerks, in my opinion, is a classic. It showed how a great script will excuse poor technical production and what is achievable for a filmmaker on a modest budget. Although I enjoyed the ...

The Iceman

This summer Michael Shannon will be immortalised in Man of Steel when he battles Superman as the villainous General Zod. Before then though we will be treated to him playing a more true to life bad g...