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HIGH-RISE Interviews #2 – Tom Hiddleston

On the eve of the UK release of Ben Wheatley’s eagerly anticipated filmed adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel, HIGH-RISE, I am exclusively posting the entire transcripts of a series of interviews that I conducted with the cast and crew of the film for the British Film Institute film magazine, Sight and Sound. The magazine’s editor, … Continue reading

HIGH-RISE Interviews #1 – Ben Wheatley

On the eve of the UK release of Ben Wheatley’s eagerly anticipated filmed adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel, HIGH-RISE, I am exclusively posting the entire transcripts of a series of interviews that I conducted with the cast and crew of the film for the British Film Institute film magazine, Sight and Sound. The magazine’s editor, … Continue reading

Mike Leigh to visit The Riverside

Mike Leigh will be my first guest to kick-off my Riverside Nights programme at The Riverside in Woodbridge on Friday 26th February 2016. Tickets for this event are selling fast and can be found here: http://www.theriverside.co.uk/programme_100_detail.php?id=631#anchor  

Film Nights at The Riverside in 2016

From January 2016 I shall be hosting a monthly film-related event at The Riverside in Woodbridge. These events will take place once a month and throughout the year. So far I can confirm the following special events have been discussed, with specific dates still to be finalised: An Evening with Mike Leigh – Celebrated British … Continue reading

Interview with Miguel Gomes at 2015 Midnight Sun Film Festival

Whilst at the Midnight Sun Film Festival in June this year, I got the chance to interview Portuguese director, Miguel Gomes, about his recent film ARABIAN NIGHTS, which had only been unveiled a few weeks previous at Cannes. Miguel was in great spirits which made for a very light-hearted interview. Photo by Ella Karttunen © … Continue reading

Interview with Paul Greengrass at Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge

On Sunday August 23rd at my local cinema, The Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, Suffolk I had the great pleasure of interviewing director, Paul Greengrass. Paul was in town as part of The Riverside Theatre’s centenary celebrations and was there to kick-start the proceedings. A screening of his last film, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013), was shown and … Continue reading

50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival – Summary

This was my first visit to the film festival in the beautiful picturesque town of Karlovy Vary. The festival was celebrating its 50th year and full details of the festival can be found here: http://www.kviff.com/en/news/ Listed below is a day by day account of films viewed along with a rating out of 10. Day 1 … Continue reading

Il Cinema Ritrovato – Day 7 & 8

Day 7 Apologies for the late posting of my summary of the last two days of Il Cinema Ritrovato but we literally left the festival Sunday morning for Prague and another film festival at Karlovy Vary, where it’s been non-stop movies again each day! Not that many movies were watched over the last two days, … Continue reading

Il Cinema Ritrovato – Days 5 & 6

Day 5 I received a text late on Tuesday evening from Bristol Watershed’s Mark Cosgrove asking if we’d like to take a private tour around the Cineteca’s film restoration laboratory, L’Immagine Ritrovata, at 10am the next morning. We agreed and the tour included myself, my wife, Mark and Tom Vincent of Aardman Animation.  The tour … Continue reading

Il Cinema Ritrovato- Days 3 & 4

Day 3  The morning kicked off with Gordon Douglas 1964 western RIO CONCHOS. Considering the year the film was made I was surprised how violent it was for a studio picture (20th Century Fox); it opens with a shootout and mass killing at an Indian funeral, later we see people burned alive in a locked … Continue reading

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