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

Scottish Opera – Fever! Teaching & Parental Resources

Continuing their commitment to broadening the scopes of opera and young minds across Scotland and the UK, Scottish Opera is making a wealth of materials and learning tools available to the public, aimed at children studying around the primary five-seven brackets. As of today (May 11th) schools and families will have access to online teaching … Continue reading Scottish Opera – Fever! Teaching & Parental Resources

Sea Fever – Review

https://youtu.be/OEgysK5W5bI Written & Directed by Neasa Hardiman Ireland / 2020 / 89 mins ★★★ The sub-genre of ecological horror usually finds itself graced by the ‘marvels’ of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening or Cody Duckworth’s Harbinger. These narratives regularly push the ethos of ‘mankind bad – nature good’, with limited tact or subtlety, when, with reworkings and deft narratives, the films’ intentions … Continue reading Sea Fever – Review