David Conway interviews Bill Douglas Museum volunteer Holly Johnson on compiling the current Townly Cooke exhibition.
Rocketman – Review
David Conway finds himself entranced by the fantastical musical setpieces of this Elton John biopic.
David Conway reviews long awaited biopic, Tolkien, and considers if the film falls short in comparison to its much loved subject.
Local Look: The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
– With only a few months left at Exeter, I’ve been thinking about the things I’ll miss the most. And amongst the friends and societies, there’s something in the Old Library that’s very personal to me. It’s The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, one of the most valuable resources not just for the University, but for […]
Capernaum – Review
Capernaum poses one of the most pertinent, yet often unspoken questions of our time: do we have the right to have a child? Is the act of birth a cruel one when we can’t guarantee our children a safe, stable home environment? It’s a work that uses this question as a framing device, and then […]
The Best of the BAFTA shorts at Exeter Phoenix
On Tuesday evening, a packed Studio 74 at the Phoenix sat down to watch the last year’s BAFTA shortlist for best short film and animated short film. Of course, as always at these events, there’s one thing on people’s minds; the future. Which of these short filmmakers is going to make it big, break out […]
An Interview with Hope Dickson Leach
One of the main points that arises in the conversation I have with director Hope Dickson Leach is a question she asks: “What is a Hope Dickson Leach film”? I don’t really have an answer, and neither does she want to give one at this stage in her career. But if there’s one adjective I […]
An Interview with Kermode and Mayo
Imagine watching your favourite podcast in front of your very eyes, but you’re a part of it. You let their witterings unfold and bounce off from one another. Never has there been a couple that so bickered… that are also unmarried. Never has there been a couple so different in style. Simon wears a knitted […]
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Review
Dumbledore. Grindelwald. Lestrange. Flamel. Nagini. The above is a disparate series of Wizarding World names and references. When you look at these names like this, you acknowledge that they are relevant to the Harry Potter franchise. You acknowledge they are important parts of its history. Do you care that I’ve written this random list of […]
Brass Eye, Toast and Oxide Ghosts: An Interview with Michael Cumming
There’s a moment during our conversation where Michael Cumming reminisces about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s Derek and Clive records, about the thrilling sense that it was something taboo that you weren’t supposed to listen to, breaking through all you thought was decent and opening a gateway into a whole new world of comedy. For […]