Interviews

Marina Sirtis made her first step towards iconic status back in 1987 in her role as Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation alongside Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes and since then, has cemented herself in legendary status, appearing in a plethora of TV shows and movies besides. From the Nineties/early
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“There’s something wonderful about horror that provides this kind of buffer between difficult subjects and the viewer,” says Australian writer and director Natalie Erika James as we discuss her debut feature, Relic. “It’s like being on a roller coaster at the same time as talking about grief.” Relic follows three generations of women – grandmother
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Pet follows Seth, a lonely man working in an animal shelter whose monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly, a girl from school. After she rejects him, Seth becomes obsessed with his high school crush and soon his infatuation with Holly turns sinister. However, Holly is hiding a few secrets of
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“Dick said to me: ‘There must be nothing in this movie that you can’t believe is [real] – the whole force of this movie is going to be the critical mass of a man’s paranoia coming to be realised as actual,’” recalled The Omen scribe David Seltzer regarding director Richard Donner’s intentions for the 1976
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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 Gothic novella has a long history of adaptation and reinvention in cinema. In 1932, Carl Dreyer’s Vampyr stripped away the lesbian erotica, in the Sixties, horror legend Christopher Lee starred in a good-looking but barely coherent Italian version of the text called Terror In The Crypt, Hammer Horror had a
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Set in the high-pressured, passionate world of an elite arts academy, Zu Quirke’s Nocturne explores dark rivalry and the deep desire to succeed. Part of Amazon Studio’s Welcome To The Blumhouse, Nocturne stars Sydney Sweeney and Madison Iseman as Juliet and Vivian respectively – twin pianists whose sibling rivalry takes a sinister turn when the
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“It was kind of miraculous that I ended up being in the film at all,” chuckles Sharlto Copley, thinking back to the creation of 2009’s scrappy, surprise sci-fi hit District 9. Whenever talk turns to how director Neill Blomkamp brought this politically charged tale of alien and human strife in Johannesburg to life – and
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“I’ve always been interested in the divide between the weird, messed-up private bubble we’ve all got going on in our heads and how different that can sometimes be from the way we present ourselves to the rest of the world,” says Rose Glass, director of the tense psychological horror Saint Maud. Together with Morfydd Clark
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Nolan (Mamoudou Athie) is a father who is suffering from amnesia after a car crash (where he also loses his wife). Struggling to bring up his daughter Ava (Amanda Christine), Nolan seeks out the help of Lillian (Phylicia Rashad), who is pioneering an experimental technique of retrieving lost memories via VR. But as Nolan delves
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Imagine being faced with a decision that could drastically alter the path of your child’s life. That’s what parents Jay (Peter Sarsgaard) and Rebecca (Mireille Enos) have to deal with when their daughter, Kayla (Joey King) tells them that’s she’s killed her best friend Britney in upcoming film, The Lie. No-one saw the incident, no-one
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Loosely based on the pulp novel The Space Vampires by Leicester-born author Colin Wilson, Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce was deemed to be a surefire bet for summer box office success in 1985. Backed by a mind-blowing budget that totalled $25 million (considerably more than was afforded to some of the year’s biggest hits, including Back To
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With Your Name, anime writer-director Makoto Shinkai went from cult favourite to award-winning internationally acclaimed household name. The film went beyond the arthouse and found a massive audience, even becoming Japan’s highest grossing anime movie. For his follow-up, Shinkai has delivered Weathering With You: the story of Morishima, a teenage runaway in Tokyo. He finds
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The Brood is the brainchild of writer-director David Cronenberg. Over forty years on it arguably remains the former body horror director’s most personal movie. It concerns the struggles of a divorced father to protect his six-year-old daughter, by uncovering the unorthodox treatments being administered upon his institutionalised ex-wife and how this could all be connected
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American filmmaker Tom Holland, (not to be confused with a certain Spidey actor of the same name) has been thrilling audiences on both the large and small screen for many years. He began his screenwriting career penning the audicious 1983 sequel to Psycho, which lured Anthony Perkins back as Norman Bates. It became a critical
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