Month: December 2018

Friday Night’s Alright For Shorts Review

The Norwich Film Festival 2018 offered a selection of short films on their Friday Night’s Alright for Shorts event, all of which offered their own charms and delights. First up was Catch of the Day, a magical realist tale of a lifelong love and what life includes and excludes. Shot on the ravishingly beautiful Welsh…

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Are VFX killing cinema? Panel Discussion at NFF2018

As part of the Norwich Film Festival, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion about VFX in films, called “Are VFX killing cinema?” In short, the answer was NO. Overall, the discussion was good and entertaining around the importance of VFX in the industry and also how its changed cinema. Throughout the discussion…

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Review: The Isle

A spooky seaman’s tale, “The Isle” screened at Norwich Film Festival in 2018 with an introduction from co-writer and director Matthew Butler-Hart. Butler-Hart describes the film as influenced by slow-burn horror of the 1970s, and he also spoke about the inspiration for the story – Eilean Shona, an island off the coast of Scotland that…

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