Cheap Thrills director E.L. Katz discusses black comedy, audience complicity and being a leftie

“I wanted the laughs to co-exist with the really evil stuff.”

The BBFC Are Using Flawed Research to Reaffirm Their Policies Regarding ‘Potential Harm’

Contrary to a common error that many seem to make, the BBFC stands for ‘British Board of Film Classification’ and not the ‘British Board of Film Censors’ (this was its name until 1984). Though, as a film fan growing up in the UK I always associated the board with censorship. Tracking down films to watch I was always struck by … Read more

Detention Review

Joseph Kahn’s debut feature Torque was an odd film that led to some pretty fascinating defences, in particular from online critics who believed that the film had been crucially misunderstood. Whilst the film may be misunderstood in some ways it is far from being a film worthy of high praise and the extent to which Kahn manages … Read more

Frightfest 2011: Five of the Best

FrightFest is probably my favourite film festival and it’s definitely five days in August that I now look forward to every year. This is in part down to the excellent organisation, the incredible atmosphere and the fellow film fans you get to spend the August Bank Holiday with but mostly it’s because the festival affords … Read more