What will cinema look like in THE WORLD OF TOMORROW? Don’t ask us, we’re only thinking about the next year or so. In the final part of this terminal scratching of our seven-year itch, Ron Swanson takes a look into his crystal ball, which is industry slang for ‘back issues of Screen International’.
New MostlyFilm editors are initiated into the Siblingity of MostlyFilm Eds in a short, non-surgical ceremony where the old editor hands over the Gimlet Eye and passwords before skipping off to the Field of No Fucks Left To Give. In my month or so in the editor’s rather cheap plastic chair, I’ve discovered a glitch in the Gimlet Eye and the email password opens a whole new world of delicious nonsense to play with. From upcoming releases to bizarre ideas for tie-ins, this is a round-up of things that we wouldn’t normally get around to talking about, but we thought you might like to know.
Ron Swanson watched a lot of films at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Here’s what he thought.
I’ve been coming to the Cannes Film Festival for nearly 10 years, and it would be fair to say that the 2017 vintage will probably not go down as a great year. That being the case, there were still a number of outstanding films on display. Here are 13 of the best.
Ron Swanson looks at forthcoming gems from current and emerging talents
Paul Duane on the late Andrzej Żuławski’s final film, Cosmos, which comes to cinemas next week.
Nice out, isn’t it?
Matthew Turner, Gareth Negus and Sam Osborn take a look at the highs and lows of the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Ron Swanson thinks that this year’s festival was… good? But wishes it had delivered more soaring highs and crushing downs.
Spank The Monkey reviews John Wick: the film that takes the Sad Keanu meme, throws it to the ground and shoots it in the face.
Blake Backlash on the pleasures and perils of looking ahead to another year mostly consisting of films.