Words: Callum Harrison With the release of Resident Evil 6, many fans believed the franchise to be truly lost. Gone were the days of survival horror and instead we got a buggy stale action instalment with the excitement of, well, Resident Evil 6. The...
Following the BAFTAs this past Sunday it remained a clear notion that in this day and age we are immensely lucky with the current crop of directors working in cinema. From winning director Damien Chazelle, consistently refreshing directors such as Denis...
Horror has certainly seen its ups and downs through the recent years, but in 2017 it is the presence of a classic property that is getting people talking. Ridley Scott is returning to the franchise that he created and hoping to revitalise the horror of the Alien series with Alien: Covenant, looking to promise once more that in space no-one can hear you scream. This time around we are in the presence of the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they... Read more
Every week, one of the Filmoria team will be pulling a skeleton from their closet in the form of a classic film that they’ve never seen. It could be a film from decades ago or one that has recently been heralded as ‘one of the best’ in recent times, but either way there’ll be one less film on their list of shame. This week, Kevin Perreau discovers what the fuss about the shower scene in Psycho is all about… Whenever I tell people I... Read more
Words: Callum Harrison With the release of Resident Evil 6, many fans believed the franchise to be truly lost. Gone were the days of survival horror and instead we got a buggy stale action instalment with the excitement of, well, Resident Evil 6. The sequential games of the franchise had rapidly gone downhill after the fourth, with only a few of the spin-off games – namely the remasters and the Revelations series – keeping long-term fans... Read more
Director Shane Black has lined up an impressive cast for The Predator – Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay and Trevante Rhodes. But two names synonymous with the original still haven’t been mentioned – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Glover. That is, until now. Leading man Holbrook has been talking about the film, saying that it’s “something totally new” and not a sequel. Which means that the chances of any familiar... Read more
Momentum Pictures’ The Institute, Co-directed and starring James Franco as a psychiatric Doctor working in a mental health institution, has revealed its first trailer online. Giving us some unsettling caveats of what to expect from what looks to be a darkly twisted period thriller – with some odd beats throughout. Certainly can see many on the fence with this one. But check out that sweet ‘stache on Franco! The film boasts a cast... Read more
The bitter rift between Hollywood screen icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford is the stuff of cinematic legend. The warring stars of 40s and 50s Americana butted heads repeatedly and venomously on the set of 1962’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (amazing film, by the way…) which would be their only pairing across illustrious careers. Now, in 2017, television mogul Ryan Murphy – the man behind American Horror Story, Scream Queens,... Read more
Following the BAFTAs this past Sunday it remained a clear notion that in this day and age we are immensely lucky with the current crop of directors working in cinema. From winning director Damien Chazelle, consistently refreshing directors such as Denis Villeneuve and veterans in the form of Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen still plying their trade, they are just as much the stars of Hollywood as the actors themselves. With this in mind, the team here... Read more
A big talking point on the festival circuit late last year was comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out; a lean, twisted psychological horror movie with themes of race and prejudice as its core driving force. Ahead of the film’s UK release next month, Universal Pictures UK have supplied two chilling international posters for the film, both featuring leading man Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario). Written by Peele, and co-starring Allison... Read more
Blisteringly tense, yet profoundly human, director Peter Berg’s Patriots Day – his third pairing with leading man Mark Wahlberg – is filmmaking of an astonishing calibre. This delicately plotted, thoughtfully curated police procedural is equally profound and dignified; paying tremendous respect to the everyday heroes of Boston, and indeed the great city itself. And yet it never once shies away from the cruel truth of our turbulent... Read more
In what was a strong 2016 for horror, Jeremy Saulnier’s gripping and great ode to punk-rock Green Room, which saw our beloved Professor X AKA Patrick Stewart play a chilling Neo-Nazi and boasted a committed turn from the late Anton Yelchin, was a prime example of such genre brilliance. The Blue Ruin director is wasting little time in fine-tuning his plans for his next cinematic effort, which has already been backed by Netflix. Alongside his... Read more
Ask any cinephile about Lars von Trier, and you’ll be greeted with one of two responses. Either unrelenting admiration for the Danish scamp, or a long exhaled breath, followed by much eye-rolling. The Melancholia, Anti-Christ, and Nymphomanic filmmaker is one of the industry’s most divisive figures; a true provocateur, whose work is always worthy of discussion and examination. Arriving online today is a rather peculiar image of von Trier,... Read more
Gay Related Immune Deficiency: the original name of the vicious virus we now know as HIV and AIDS. At the height of the epidemic back in the 1980’s, as the health of many spirited young men deteriorated, so did the moral fibre of others with the perception of the gay community mired in malice. Even in the year 2017, the stigma firmly attached, and the lack of education staggering. A deeply disheartening consistency of rendering the feelings... Read more