Friday, 31 August 2012

The Big Picture - new issue

The new issue of The Big Picture magazine, which I have the pleasure of editing, is available to download for FREE from Magcloud. The September/October issue is centred around the theme of representations of television on the big screen. Films featured include Videodrome, Network, The Eyes of Tammy Faye and The Truman Show among many others.

All the usual features, and some new ones, are present from regular and new contributors. Click on the link below, download and enjoy!

Eye For Film Review

Sometimes you watch a movie so other people don't have to, and Creature, featuring Sid Haig, is one of those movies. It's bad, oh so bad. Click on the link below to see why.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Frighten Brighton

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending The Classic Horror Campaign's all day film festival, Frighten Brighton. Five classic horror movies from the 30s to the 70s were screened for the ridiculously cheap price of £15.00.  I've reviewed the event for The Guardian's Film Blog and you can read all about it by clicking on the link below.

Monday, 20 August 2012

World Film Locations

Five new titles in Intellect Books' World Film Locations series are on their way to bookshops around the globe today. As well as my latest edited edition - Melbourne, the other cities featured are Vienna, Reykjavik, Berlin and Beijing. Proving to be popular with film fans, academics and tourists, the World Film Locations series is going from strength to strength. You can order World Film Locations: Melbourne by clicking on the link below.

The Big Picture - Screengem

My latest Screengem for is Brandon's porn collection, as seen in Steve McQueen's Shame (2011). It only makes a brief appearance in the film, but it's a vital one. Click on the link below to read my take on it means in the context of the narrative.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Eye For Film review

The latest ultra-low budget release from The Asylum is Bloodstorm, aka Nazis at the Center of the Earth as it is known in the US. So, just how bad is it then? Well, click on the link below to find out. You may be mildly surprised.