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HIDDEN FIGURES | FILM PREVIEW

HIDDEN FIGURES | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Theodore Melfi (12A, 127 mins) The untold true story of the black women behind NASA’s race into space is stirringly told in this excellent drama, anchored in its central trio of actors. Back in the 1960s, America was still divided by colour and gender, women were there to make coffee and run errands […]

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ALICE LOWE: KILLING FOR TWO | INTERVIEW

ALICE LOWE: KILLING FOR TWO | INTERVIEW

Buzz speaks with actress and writer Alice Lowe about her bold directorial debut, Prevenge, a satirical slasher about a pregnant woman driven to a killing spree by her foetus. Could you tell us what audiences can expect from Prevenge? It’s a very dark comedy, it’s a rollercoaster ride, it’s a revenge thriller. It’s also about […]

 Amanda Hunt

WELSH DIRECTORS PHILLIP ESCOTT AND CRAIG NEWMAN DISCUSS CRUEL SUMMER | FILM INTERVIEW

WELSH DIRECTORS PHILLIP ESCOTT AND CRAIG NEWMAN DISCUSS CRUEL SUMMER | FILM INTERVIEW

With so many film and television productions choosing this green land of ours, it goes without saying that Wales is becoming a TV and movie magnet. But, there is nothing more satisfying than watching a movie that has made by homegrown Welsh talent. Cruel Summer is a feature film that has been both written and directed […]

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IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL 2016 | REVIEW

IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL 2016 | REVIEW

The 10th edition of the Iris Prize took place in Cardiff last week, and this milestone event saw an overall winner to match. The award ceremony of this prestigious LGBT short film festival lit up the Park Inn Hotel on Sun 16 Oct, thanks in no small part to its host, Capital FM’s Matt Lissack. […]

 Faith Clarke

CAFE SOCIETY | FILM REVIEW

CAFE SOCIETY | FILM REVIEW

Café Society is a film you might go and see one rainy afternoon. It is an afternoon kind of film because it isn’t really a film you purposely set out to see. For instance, you want to go to the cinema so you look at the listings and you catch sight of Woody Allen’s name. […]

 Sophie Rees

STEVEN SPIELBERG AND THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT | FILM FEATURE

Jaydon Martin speaks with one of Hollywood’s most recognisable and versatile directors, Steven Spielberg about adapting one of Ronal Dahl’s most beloved books {The BFG}. Many directors have taken on the daunting task of putting Dahl’s work on the big screen w ith as many failures as successes. Dahl’s imagination and work has been ingrained […]

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ELVIS AND NIXON | FILM PREVIEW

ELVIS AND NIXON | FILM PREVIEW

Dir: Liza Johnson (15, 86 mins)   Michael Shannon may be an odd choice to take on the mantle of the King of rock and roll, but his Elvis against Kevin Spacey’s Nixon works a treat, underplayed and real. The film is an imagining of the story behind the most requested photo in the National […]

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THE CONJURING 2 | FILM REVIEW

THE CONJURING 2 | FILM REVIEW

Dir:  James Wan (15, 94 mins)   Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren return in a British set sequel that riffs on the recent Enfield Haunting on British TV. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return as the real life husband and wife team, picking up six years after the first film, this time exploring the case […]

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RACE | FILM REVIEW

RACE | FILM REVIEW

Dir: Stephen Hopkins (12A, 134 mins)   A bio-pic of black athlete Jesse Owens who triumphed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games in the face of Hitler and the rise of the Nazis, Race is a solid if formulaic drama. Stephan James stars as Owens, whose athletic history is dealt with briskly until he comes across […]

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THE NICE GUYS | FILM REVIEW

THE NICE GUYS  | FILM REVIEW

Dir: Shane Black (15, 116 mins)   The writer behind Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and more recently director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3 returns in swear buddy movie style, in this 1970s set comic noir. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are the mismatched pairing, Gosling is a […]

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