Month: June 2021

Buffalo 8 Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

As a matter of principle, we don’t usually publish a full press release, but I am making an exception to congratulate Matthew Helderman and Bondit on the tenth anniversary of their company, Buffalo 8. I have

Another Round

Man is bored, man is frustrated, man is lonely. Man is also, apparently, born with a deficit of 0.05 per cent in his blood alcohol level. Four middle-aged men are keenly aware of the latter


LWLies Sixties Presents… Lilies of the Field reimagined

LWLies Sixties is part of #99DaysOfDesign, from 99designs by Vistaprint. Check out the first, second, third and fourth posters in the series and discover more at Sidney Poitier famously won his sole Academy Award

French Exit

Michelle Pfeiffer moves through Azazel Jacobs’ new film French Exit like a snow leopard, prowling and snarling and glaring while inclement conditions rage all around her. She plays Frances Price, a recent widow left with

Is this the first major artistic response to life under the pandemic?

Manchester International Festival (MIF), one of the most exciting and original artist-led festivals around, is back again this year from 1-18 July with a strong showcase of collaborations across artistic mediums. Staged every two years

The 41 Best and Worst Video Game Movies, Ranked

The universe is vast and filled with many mysteries, but one unanswered question sits atop them all — why is it apparently so damn difficult to make great movies adapted from video games? Numerous filmmakers,

In praise of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s sugar cube

One of the most famous shots from Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Trilogy is that of a sugar cube absorbing coffee. While it lasts just five seconds, this simple close-up from Three Colours: Blue embodies the

The Ice Road

If you enjoyed the reality series “Ice Road Truckers” but thought it could use some frantic gunfire, mechanical sabotages, and intentional avalanches to heighten the degree of difficulty, you’re in luck. Now there’s “The Ice

How Legally Blonde became an unlikely feminist classic

In 1966 Dolly Parton released ‘Dumb Blonde’, an infectious pop song that has since become an anthem for a hair colour wrongly associated with low intellect. Like Dolly, Robert Luketic’s 2001 film Legally Blonde, starring

Uncovering a new wave of innovative Greek documentaries

With the pandemic having refashioned our everyday reality into something ever so fragile, a sense of something lost looms over us. This overarching sense of loss features prominently in the dynamic and versatile collection of