Top Picks from SXSW 2021

Top Picks from SXSW 2021

A year on from the sudden and devastating cancellation of SXSW 2020, the festival returned last week with a virtual bang. The 2021 (online) festival was jam-packed with indie movie treats and I was delighted to make my way through their vast, varied programme. Their online viewing platform and scheduling tools were incredibly easy to … Continue reading

Alien: Covenant.

Alien: Covenant.

Alien is undoubtedly a near-perfect film which continues to dazzle and impress me each time I return to it. Ridley Scott’s bold aesthetic choices and simplistic approach to both the film’s story and visuals results in something altogether cinematically extraordinary. Although many believe an argument can be made for James Cameron’s Aliens, I see little greatness … Continue reading

John Hurt: A Top 8.

John Hurt, one of Britain’s most profound screen presences, has a cinematic portfolio that is filled with versatility and some really astonishing accomplishments. Here is a list of my personal favourite John Hurt performances. There are a number that will not surprise and the occasional one that may have been forgotten along the way. 8. Harry … Continue reading