29th Apr2022

Romford Film Festival 2022: First look at thought-provoking short ‘Hold Up’

by Phil Wheat

Hold Up, a thought-provoking short film premiering 19 May at the Romford Film Festival, is based on a real-life encounter with an East African immigrant late one night in a deserted New York subway station. The film stars Philip Ettinger, who studied at the Globe Theatre in London before gaining acclaim alongside Ethan Hawke and […]

27th Sep2018

‘First Reformed’ Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill, Philip Ettinger, Michael Gaston, Bill Hoag, Kristin Villanueva | Written and Directed by Paul Schrader Infamous writer and director Paul Schrader returns to cinema screens after a desolate and toxic decade fighting against studio interference and the ideals of an auteur’s final cut. Spending a […]

11th Nov2013

‘Compliance’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Dreama Walker, Ann Dowd, Pat Healy, Philip Ettinger, Ashlie Atkinson, Stephen Payne | Written and Directed by Craig Zobel When you look at the poster for Compliance you will see the bold letters exclaiming that it is “based on true events”, a notion that becomes harder to believe the longer this film lasts. Yet based on true events […]