An interview with the showrunner of new Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
I write copy and features for the British Film Institute, Disney, SciFiNow, The Quietus, WOW 247, IGN, FilmJuice, Little White Lies... I also provide script coverage for the BBC, Studiocanal and Green Door Pictures, and social media copy for the BFI. As co-director of Midnight Movies I programmed film nights across London, with guests including John Landis and Edgar Wright, and produced and presented a podcast.
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An interview with the showrunner of new Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's love of horror makes this the darkest incarnation of a teen witch yet...
We revisit Alan Garner's cult children's TV series
An interview with the founders of Studio Ponoc
The first film from Studio Ponoc is beautiful to look at, but is there substance as well as style?
Andy Serkis discusses his pioneering performance capture studios and what it takes to bring a CGI character to life, from apes to hobbits and beyond.
Charlie Brooker takes us behind Black Mirror season 4
As The Man In The High Castle returns for season three and the sequel to Blade Runner takes over our cinema screens, Philip K Dick's short stories will come to life in a new 10-part TV series from Channel 4, Sony and Amazon entitled Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams .
Author, occasional director and living legend Stephen King is a one-man book machine, so whether you're a fan of horror, psychological thriller or straight-up drama, he'll have penned something to suit your tastes.
No one can truly understand what makes a genius in his or her craft; you either have it or you don't. Lynch has it, but can he explain it?
I sourced and wrote content for this marketing booklet advertising the BFI's major season
Been editing these for the past three years!
Copy writing for the What's On bi-monthly leaflet
An interview with the co-directors of Dreamworks' Trolls
Zombies, the undead, the living dead, the damned, walkers, biters, rotters, PDS sufferers... and now 'hungries.' We're obsessed with walking corpses - or at least writers of books, screenplays and graphic novels (and Mike Carey is all three) are.
Bowie's star man
Will the latest Disney remake set the screen alight?
Andrew Whitehurst interview
Writer-director Robert Eggers' indie film, The Witch - winner of best debut feature at 2015's BFI London Film Festival - is a horror film and no mistake. But after an initial bold reveal you soon forget this and become swept up in the atmosphere and unfolding family drama...
When a beautiful middle-aged woman leaves her leather gloves on the counter of a New York department store, it forms a small but pivotal moment in the life of a young sales assistant and sparks an intriguing new friendship. Rooney Mara plays Therese, the quirky, Santa-hat sporting shop girl and Cate Blanchett plays the eponymous ...
Sure there's a giant ferris wheel, an aquarium and the Tate Modern, but what's the real deal with the Southbank? We take a look at some great places and activities that the tourist or casual passer-by might not notice. Shhh - it's our little secret...
Peckham: home to John Boyega of Star Wars fame and Del Boy. Home also to some rather good grub from the many restaurants, cafes and pubs that are popping up, or are simply hidden away from the bustle and tumbleweave on Rye Lane.
Kids get playgrounds, adults get Dismaland
Everyone knows what happened to Amy Winehouse. You couldn't escape the news headlines, the radio items or TV documentaries. The media were relentless in their portrayal of her meteoric downfall, and the public do love a good celebrity kicking. Those pictures of Winehouse stumbling out of the Hawley Arms in Camden with drug-hazed eyes were tabloid and paparazzi fodder for weeks.
Miles Teller's breakthrough role in 2014's Whiplash made audiences - and Hollywood casting agents - sit up and take notice. As a quick recap: he played a drum student at an exclusive US music academy, passionate about his art and hungry for recognition - especially from infamous ball-breaking tutor Fletcher (JK Simmons).
As The Face of an Angel is released this week, we take a look at the crossover between modelling and movie making.
My plan was always to make an alternative road-trip movie. A very intimate and delicate character study played off against the dramatic background of the English coastline. I began writing Hinterland in October 2012 and we shot it in 13 days the following February.
Some of us are lucky enough to have had a really inspiring teacher, someone who made you want to work really hard to impress them. And maybe if their praise was hard to come by then you just craved it even more - because if you got it, it tasted all the sweeter.
A twisted tale of jealousy and murder forms a new exhibition at Cecil Sharp House...
A self-penned murder mystery. Excerpt: The Hosts' script
It's amazing what you can find in car boot sales, auctions and attics - sometimes, among the gnarly Toby jugs and cracked candlesticks, there's a box full of delights. In 2007 John Maloof found such a box at an auction house in Chicago and bought it for 380 dollars.
A preview of the British Library exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination.
In honour of the Autumn Equinox – a celebration of folklore in cinema.
Film review by Nadia Attia
Luc Besson's Lucy, reviewed by Nadia Attia.
For a young film school graduate, Matt Johnson has achieved an impressive amount in a short period of time with just a few friends and some basic camera kit. From 2007 to 2009 Johnson and his friend Jay McCarroll had a hit web series, Nirvana The Band The Show, a humorous mockumentary about two guys in a band who try, and continually fail, to get a gig in Toronto.
The Dirties, reviewed by Nadia Attia.
We visit the set of this live-action re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty. Nestled within the continuing trend of re-imagining fairy stories (Snow White and The Huntsman, Jack the Giant Slayer, and Kenneth Brannagh's forthcoming Cinderella), Maleficent puts a new spin on the Sleeping Beauty tale known by most from Disney's 1959 animated version.
"The world is round, people", said the hugely talented Cate Blanchett to her 2014 Oscars audience. Ignoring the fact that Earth is, in fact, slightly oval, Blanchett's point was that men and women were equal, just as day follows night et cetera. However, equality in cinema is still often a rare thing.
is one of those feel-good films that has universal appeal - everyone's been a teenager and at some point felt awkward, weird and misunderstood. It's a film that captures that in-between age so perfectly that it puts a smile on your face and holds it there.
Yves Saint Laurent was catapulted to fame at the age of 21 when he was chosen to head up the House of Dior after the death of its namesake. Having then established his own fashion house, he led the charge for empowering women through their wardrobes, and sparked trends that have drip-fed through to modern fashion.
Searching For Sugarman review
The excitement and air of possibility surrounding 'freshman' year at university is perfectly captured in first-time director John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings - from awkward introductions to hedonistic parties. Daniel Radcliffe plays the unsure freshman experiencing the shadowy corners of New York that his poet father had hitherto protected him from, with the wide-eyed wonder of a newborn.
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Are we bored of the fantasy genre?
Fantasy as a film genre is probably the most open-ended, anything goes genre. However, if you look closely you'll find some recurring tropes, so FilmJuice's Nadia Attia decided to pinpoint the top ten for your future viewing delight. The goodies wear white, the baddies wear black.
Eye-Catching Cinema. Review.
IGN caught up with the Game of Thrones cast and creators, who told us what Season 2 has in store.
The island antics continued last weekend with goats, teeth and mythical beasts.
Meadows' Own Brand
A Classic Take?
LWLies sums up London's newest large-scale film extravaganza.
War is Coming
AV installation At Sea, At Land, At Last was an inspired programming choice on the Jersey based festival's final day.
Tarsem Singh’s latest is a colourful and sophisticated spin on a well-known tale, recommended for children of all ages.
Don't be afraid of the dork
Giant apes, Bergerac and singing rabbits, it can only be Branchage.
Cleared for Take Off
The Jersey-based transmedia festival is back for its biggest edition yet.
The Amazing Spider-Man looks...amazing
Pas de Deux
Coverage from Kapow! Comic Con
Love in a Cruel World