The Harbinger – Shudder

https://youtu.be/MDQJ5M6RKRw Written and Directed by Andy Mitton United States/ 2022/ 87 mins ★★★★ Covid-19 as a narrative tool isn’t entirely new; most expressionist mediums have taken to picking at the still-open wound of the Pandemic in various ways, but there’s a trickier minefield to navigate where the horror genre is concerned. Here Covid-19 isn’t strictly … Continue reading The Harbinger – Shudder

Blaccine: First Dose – Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Stockroom

Produced by Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Stockroom in Association with Naked Productions Written by Maheni Arthur, Tonderai Munyevu and Isaac Tomiczek Co-Directed by Tonderai Munyevu and Debbie Hannan ★★★ Official medical warnings of rising infections, re-ignited cautions to wear masks and the continuing financial damages heaped onto the public from blind-eyed government cronyism; all feels … Continue reading Blaccine: First Dose – Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Stockroom

Scenes From An Empty Church – Review

https://youtu.be/GQb-5KLm5hU Written & Directed by Onur Tukel 2021/ USA/ 98 mins ★★★ In Spring of 2020, at the height of the initial lockdowns, were images that will find a place throughout history books: the streets of London, Hong Kong, Venice and even New York abandoned and silent – concrete metropolises silenced for the first time … Continue reading Scenes From An Empty Church – Review

REC – Arrow Films

https://youtu.be/gMT5XqvKRzM Directed & Written by Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza Spain/ 2007/ 78 mins ★★★★ The literary device, ‘found-footage’, or epistolary narratives are as antiquated as Dracula or The Screwtape Letter – in filmmaking it’s still a relatively recent subgenre, celebrating its fortieth birthday with the 1980 release of Cannibal Holocaust. Before the endless slew of supernatural remakes and sequels, found-footage was an … Continue reading REC – Arrow Films

shrapnel – Production Lines

Tickets for shrapnel are free, and can be found here Loneliness has had as significant an impact as financial and health concerns throughout the 2020 global pandemic. Hoping to demonstrate all of the various forms loneliness manifests across the COVID-19 outbreak, Production Lines is proud to showcase an online performance of shrapnel. Homegrown and created here … Continue reading shrapnel – Production Lines