09th Mar2013

An introduction to… First Time Fest 2012

by Catherina Gioino

March 1st to 4th marked the first ever First Time Fest at The Player’s Club in New York City. The festival is a celebration of the films from first time filmmakers, which also features a competition in which 12 aspiring filmmakers get to debut their first film. These 12 filmmakers have competed for their chance to receive […]

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06th Mar2013

First Time Watch #4: The Devil Rides Out

by Ian Loring

Hammer are synomonus with classic takes on movie monsters with films such as Dracula: Prince of Darkness and The Curse of Frankenstein picking up the Universal Monsters baton and adding a bit of spice to proceedings making rather more gaudy but often no less effective experiences. However, just as the Universal crew took in many […]

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13th Feb2013

First Time Watch #3: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

by Ian Loring

The Western is a genre which is somewhat unique in the way it can be both serious and fun, often at the same time. While some works are defiantly one or the other, The Searchers is a film for which “fun” is essentially absent for instance, they are wish-fulfillment films which also get a sense of the profound. Looking at […]

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24th Jan2013

First Time Watch #2: Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom

by Ian Loring

Do you have those moments when you’re watching a film you swear blind you’d seen before but then realised that you didn’t? This happens very occasionally with me, but this was a big one. Chilled monkey brains, hearts being ripped out, a constantly screaming heroine, these were all moments I knew but upon watching Indiana […]

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09th Jan2013

First Time Watch #1 – Strangers On A Train

by Ian Loring

Being a film geek is a damn difficult job but many of us take it on willingly. It’s not an easy life though, with so many films out there to discover, it’s a minefield as to what exactly to focus on. The purpose of this new series of articles is really rather selfish, indulging in First Time Watches of […]

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