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Tom Cottey

Film Journalist

Tom Cottey is a freelance film journalist & short film maker. He is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Press 2013, has covered Cannes for the Nisimazine and his writing has been published by Little White Lies, Grolsch Film Works, New Empress Magazine & Permanent Plastic Helmet among others. As a filmmaker he has worked with organisations including CODOC, Guerrilla Zoo & Carnesky Productions. He also runs a blog called Reflections, with the aim of promoting cultural diversity through cinema.

London, United Kingdom

Tom Cottey's portfolio

  • Features
  • Jodo
    Nisimazine Cannes 06/06/2013
    (p.26 & 27)
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    Berlinale Talent Press 02/12/2013
    The master sound designer and film editor Walter Murch reveals the secrets of good sound.
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    Berlinale Talent Press 02/08/2013
    Developing a career as a film critic in Britain is no mean feat. The competition is fierce, but becoming a film critic starts with assuming a vocation, rather than a job title.
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    Grolsch Film Works 08/31/2012
    With the release of Peter Strickland’s audacious, giallo-inspired Berberian Sound Studio, we thought we'd take a look at the horror genre at its most frighteningly ‘far out’. But be warned: your head may never recover.
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    Grolsch Film Works
    In 1974 Robert De Niro and Al Pacino first shared the silver screen in The Godfather Part II, arguably the greatest gangster film ever made. In 1995 they enjoyed the most intense coffee break in Hollywood, in Heat. In 2008 they...
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    New Empress Magazine 06/26/2012
    A look at Angst (1983), a controversial Austrian horror film, in the 6th print edition of New Empress Magazine.
  • Picture 2
    New Empress Magazine 06/24/2012
    To celebrate the upcoming launch of issue 6, our B-Movie special, Tom Cottey takes a closer look at Ruggero Deodato’s controversial exploitation flick: Cannibal Holocaust.
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    Little White Lies 04/19/2012
    With Kevin MacDonald's latest putting Caribbean rhythm centre stage, we remember the vibrant, incendiary and oft forgotten genre of the reggae film.
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    Brain Wash 03/22/2011
    On December 20th 2010 one of Iran’s strongest cinematic voices was forcibly silenced.
  • Interviews
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    Nisimazine Cannes 06/06/2013
    (p.82)
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    Nisimazine 05/24/2013
    Interview with Nick Clifford, start of The Opportunist
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    Reflections 05/13/2013
    Interview with Matthew Mishory, director of A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree 1951
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    Berlinale Talent Press 02/11/2013
    Talent Press meets a working producer and director, with a particularly personal project in the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
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    Berlinale Talent Press 02/10/2013
    The provocative Dutch director talks to the Talent Press about reconciling art and entertainment.
  • Reviews
  • Screen shot 2013-06-23 at 10.56.35
    Nisimazine Cannes 06/06/2013
    (p. 33)
  • Screen shot 2013-06-23 at 10.56.18
    Nisimazine Cannes 06/06/2013
    (p. 22)
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    Nisimazine Cannes 06/06/2013
    (p. 65)
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    Nisimazine Cannes 06/06/2013
    (p. 64)
  • Screen shot 2013-06-23 at 10.58.50
    Nisimazine Cannes 06/06/2013
    (p. 84)
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    Berlinale Talent Press 02/13/2013
    Danis Tanovic captures an intimate episode among a Roma family in Bosnia.
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    Berlinale Talent Press 02/09/2013
    Anne Kodura’s meticulously composed documentary struggles to outgrow its childlike gaze.
  • Sightseers
    Permanent Plastic Helmet 11/27/2012
    When it was announced that director Ben Wheatley would follow his chilling sophomore feature Kill List with a comedy, it would have been entirely reasonable to breathe a sigh of relief...
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    Grolsch Film Works 08/01/2012
    Big Boys Gone Bananas!* makes for a compelling look at how multinationals work to maintain immaculate public relations.
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    Reviewed Online 06/14/2012
    Made in 1937 by visionary German director Fritz Lang, shortly after he fled the Nazi regime to America, You Only Live Once is an early representation of the film noir genre in the Bonnie and Clyde mould.
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    New Empress Magazine 04/09/2012
    Released in 1962 Go To Blazes represents British cinema at an uneasy stylistic point: somewhere between the post-war whimsy of the Carry On films and the more dynamic, ‘swinging London’ style liberation of A Hard Days Night and...
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    Reviewed Online 04/03/2012
    Las Acacias directed by Pablo Giorgelli is a beautifully crafted homage to transport.
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    Little White Lies 02/23/2012
    Despite its craven desire for political relevance, this longwinded handling of a fairly simple story feels tame and antiquated.
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