Written by Cookie N Screen. Recorded by Frankie Harlow.
Filmmakers, artists and anyone with a vision hold something powerful and beautiful in the palms of their hands. They are able to create worlds. Like God wielding a creative brush and fleshing out words with colours and spectrums, directors, actors and the FX team all huddle together to Captcha our imaginations. No that isn’t a spelling mistake, because one of the greatest short films of this year, Captcha, is a visionary treat that sees a whole new world encompass a tantalising spy thriller.
For the release of the film exclusively on We Are Colony, writer/director Edward Tracy, Doctor Who star Arthur Darvill and visual effects producer Luke Colson gather in The Electric Cinema, Portobello, to talk about how this visually rich and spell-binding film came to be.
by Cookie N Screen
Walk This Way is becoming one of the greatest VoD platforms. With the whole world turning to online and instant videos, it seems that everyone wants a slice of the action. Last month, Walk This Way released a collection of incredible thrillers from across the globe. But not content with showcasing some incredible films full of chill and danger, now the VoD platform has announced another series of films that you can wrap your head around. Coming from Europe, this masterfully documentary series will take you across countries and you’ll discover a world you never knew.
by Cookie N Screen
Summer is here. And for the general population it is a time to celebrate in the sun. To spend days out of work, lolling on the grassy knolls of park. To sit in pub gardens with a cider in hand, swatting away wasps from the fruity nectar. To get burnt, terribly and then grumble half way through July that it is too hot and all you want is a lovely breeze. Ah yes, the scents of ice cream, barbeques and suntan lotion will be in abundance. But for film lovers? This is our time to sit indoors and explore the richest films cinema has to offer with the collection of incredible film festivals!
And one of the biggest, Edinburgh International Film Festival, kicks off its 69th year.
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Movie Releases - 29/05/15
Spy Premiere - Red Carpet Report!
by Aly Lalj
Melissa McCarthy is a force to be reckoned with. As she strut’s Leicester Square’s red carpet at last night’s Spy premiere, the success of her work and critically acclaim in Bridesmaid has seen her soar as an actress to be watch out for. Despite a few bumps in the road, her latest effort - another collaboration with Paul Feig - looks to put back on that stellar trajectory.
As the stars of one of the most incredible comedies this year flock to the UK capital, the sunshine’s as the James Bond genre is turned upside down with hilarity and action sequences.
by Cookie N Screen
When it comes to Disney, there are often large debates about which one is the best in their decade spanning portfolio of films. Ignoring Pixar, because they automatically trump anything, especially with Toy Story, the 50 something films are pulled into contention whenever some says, “Oh, it’s the best.” Snow White, being the first animated full length feature ever, is often burning on the lips of people who regale it as a triumph. There’s the classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Pinocchio. Then the renaissance period of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King up until now where the icy hearts of Frozen or the hairy adventure of Tangled still impress with awe. When talking about your favourite Disney film did you at least mention The Hunchback of Notre Dame?
If you answered no, then you are wrong. So wrong.
My Summer of Cinema - FDA Quiz Night!
by Jo Johnstone
This year’s Summer of Cinema showcase and quiz took place this week. Yes, film industry insiders gathered in a secret location, well The Courthouse Hotel, to test their knowledge of the 2015 summer releases.
All participants gathered in the main quiz hall. Posters and cut outs were everywhere, reminding us that there is so much to see in cinema over the coming months. Once everyone is seated in their teams and has picked a team name, (we were called Professor Quizzal, courtesy of editor Cookie herself) it is time to begin.
Pebble Moon - Salute Your Shorts
by Sean Narborough
Over the years, it seems like most short films have to be dark and brooding to get across an important message, but Lian Furness’ Pebble Moon proves that you can be serious while still having some fun.
Set in a small seaside town, Pebble Moon focuses on a small girl called Lily telling the story of her two fathers, Arthur and Charlie. She chronicles the ups and downs of her life without really understanding the problems going on around her but happily lives in her own little world. Pebble Moon deals with difficult issues like gay marriages, the idea of two guys raising a child together without the mother and what happens when the mother returns. As an adult you understand everything going on very clearly, but seeing it through the eyes of a child is a refreshing take.
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