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Glasgow Film Festival 2016 Preview

Glasgow Film Festival 2016 Preview

All the information you need on this year's Glasgow Film Festival can be found in this special preview by Kat Lawson.[...]
BFI London Film Festival Announcement

BFI London Film Festival Announcement

The British Film Institute's London Film Festival has made a few important announcements including a £50,000 bursary for upcoming British filmmakers.[...]
BFI Future Film Festival 2016 Preview

BFI Future Film Festival 2016 Preview

Preview the 2016 BFI Future Film Festival that is due to take place in London from the 17th to the 21st February courtesy of Kat Lawson's special article, here.[...]
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2016 Opening Night

BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2016 Opening Night

The BFI LGBT Film Festival, set to be held in London, has announced the film that shall open the festival this March.[...]
Teesside Unleashed Preview

Teesside Unleashed Preview

Teesside's very own comic con begins this weekend. Kat Lawson has provided a preview, here.[...]
Trumbo: The Ten, the Blacklist and the Cold War

Trumbo: The Ten, the Blacklist and the Cold War

With the UK release of 'Trumbo' occurring tomorrow, Kat Lawson has taken you through its subject matter: the Hollywood Blacklist. Read about this destructive and controversial period in US and US cinema history, here.[...]
Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con Cheque Handover

Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con Cheque Handover

In a follow up to our Whitby Sci-Fi & Comic Con coverage, we reveal how much money the event raised for charity, here.[...]
The Hateful Eight (2015) Review

The Hateful Eight (2015) Review

Quentin Tarantino's eighth feature, 'The Hateful Eight' (2015), has been ranked on our 24 point scale in this review by Kat Lawson.[...]
Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con- Round Up

Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con- Round Up

All of Kat Lawson's coverage of Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con has been rounded up into this special post. Read about the fun, the antics, and the money raised for charity, here.[...]
Spencer Wilding In Conversation

Spencer Wilding In Conversation

Spencer Wilding In Conversation - an interview with Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con's star attraction by Kat Lawson.[...]
Whitby Sci Fi and Comic Con - Signers

Whitby Sci Fi and Comic Con - Signers

Take a look at some of the signers set for Whitby's Sci Fi Comic Con on November 28th courtesy of Kat Lawson, here.[...]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015) Review

The final installment in the popular 'Hunger Games' franchise, 'Mockingjay Part 2', has been reviewed by Kat Lawson. See where the film ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con Preview

Whitby Sci Fi & Comic Con Preview

The historical town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, UK, is getting its own Comic Con. Kat Lawson has written a preview of the event, here.[...]
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Review

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Review

Kat Lawson has reviewed one of this Halloween's wackiest zombie flicks, 'Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' (2015). See where it ranks on our 24 point scale, here.[...]
10 Horribly Overrated Modern Horror Films

10 Horribly Overrated Modern Horror Films

In the spirit of Halloween, Kat Lawson has developed a list of '10 Horribly Overrated Modern Horror Films' that you should avoid. Read it here.[...]
The Big Dare Preview

The Big Dare Preview

Read Kat Lawson's preview of the 'dare' strand of the BFI London Film Festival, here.[...]
The Big Opening Night Preview

The Big Opening Night Preview

Tonight is the opening night of BFI's London Film Festival. Kat Lawson has previewed the opening night in her final preview piece for the festival, here.[...]
The Big Treasures Preview

The Big Treasures Preview

The 'treasures' strand of the BFI London Film Festival brings together some of the most treasured films from across the history of the art form. Read Kat Lawson's preview, here.[...]
The Big Love Preview

The Big Love Preview

The BFI London Film Festival has a 'love' strand where some of the greatest romance films of all time shall be displayed to the festival goers. Kat Lawson has written a preview, here.[...]
The Big Journey Preview

The Big Journey Preview

The Big Journey Preview for the upcoming BFI London Film Festival by Kat Lawson, is now available here.[...]
The Big Experimenta Preview

The Big Experimenta Preview

Take a look at what to expect in the BFI London Film Festival's 'Experimenta' strand in the latest of Kat Lawson's festival previews, here.[...]
The Big Headline Preview

The Big Headline Preview

Kat Lawson's previews of the BFI London Film Festival have continued with her preview of the 'headline' strand of the festival, here.[...]
Opening Night Around The UK

Opening Night Around The UK

Need to access information regarding the BFI London Film Festival's opening night? You can, here.[...]
The Big Debate Preview

The Big Debate Preview

In the latest of our BFI London Film Festival previews, Kat Lawson has outlined the 'debate' strand of the festival. Check out what to expect, here.[...]
Closing Night Preview

Closing Night Preview

'Steve Jobs' (2015) is closing BFI's London Film Festival. Read all about it in Kat Lawson's Closing Night preview, here.[...]
The Big Laugh Preview

The Big Laugh Preview

Kat Lawson has previewed the comedy movies to be shown at the BFI London Film Festival in her 'Big Laugh Preview'.[...]
The Big Family Preview

The Big Family Preview

Today's BFI London Film Festival Preview from Kat Lawson focuses on the 'Family' strand of the festival. Read it here.[...]
The Big Sonic Preview

The Big Sonic Preview

Kat Lawson has previewed what you can expect from the BFI London Film Festival's 'Sonic' Strand, featuring movies regarding music, here.[...]
The Big Thrill Preview

The Big Thrill Preview

In the latest of Kat Lawson's BFI London Film Festival coverage, she previews the Thrill strand of the festival in its entirety, here.[...]
The Big Cult Preview

The Big Cult Preview

Kat Lawson previews the 'Cult' strand of BFI's London Film Festival. Read about what's on and what they films are about, here.[...]
BFI London Film Festival 2015. The Big Preview

BFI London Film Festival 2015. The Big Preview

Kat Lawson's coverage of the upcoming BFI London Film Festival begins here with a brief history on the festival.[...]
The 59th BFI London Film Festival Line-Up Announced

The 59th BFI London Film Festival Line-Up Announced

The line-up for the 59th BFI Film Festival has been announced. Discover the details here,[...]
Preview: Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Preview: Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Contemporary, cult and iconic cinema come together tonight in central London as Film4’s annual Summer Screen at Somerset House begins. Kat Lawson has written a preview, here.[...]
Suffragette to open 59th BFI London Film Festival

Suffragette to open 59th BFI London Film Festival

The BFI have announced that film documenting the women's suffrage movement will open the 59th BFI London Film Festival[...]
A Brief History of Cannes International Film Festival

A Brief History of Cannes International Film Festival

With the Cannes Film Festival well and truly underway, Kat Lawson has provided a brief history of the world famous festival, here.[...]
68th Cannes Film Festival. 13th – 24th May

68th Cannes Film Festival. 13th – 24th May

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival opens next week so we've had Kat Lawson do a run down of what to expect from one European cinema's most glamorous occasions, here.[...]
My Favourite Tarantino Film

My Favourite Tarantino Film

In this special one off post, Kat Lawson outlines why Kill Bill is her favourite Quentin Tarantino film. Read it here.[...]
Hang Son Doong

Hang Son Doong

Kat Lawson has followed up her piece on "Postcards From Pipryat, Chernobyl" by taking a look at Ryan Deboodt's short film "Hang Son Doong", a film about Earth's largest cave, here.[...]
Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl.

Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl.

Kat Lawson takes a look at Danny Cooke's "beautiful, haunting and informative" short film "Postcards From Pipryat, Chernobyl", here.[...]
World Book Day 2015 - The Hunger Games: My Favourite Book To Big-Screen Adaptation

World Book Day 2015 - The Hunger Games: My Favourite Book To Big-Screen Adaptation

In honour of World Book Day, Kat Lawson has paid tribute to one of her favourite book-to-film adaptations in this special piece titled "World Book Day 2015 - The Hunger Games: My Favourite Book To Big-Screen Adaptation", here.[...]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Flash Review

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Flash Review

John Madden's "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2015) has been reviewed by Kat Lawson. See where the picture, starring Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Maggie Smith, and more, ranks on our 24 point scale here.[...]
What Is Horror?

What Is Horror?

With the 95th anniversary of the classic horror film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" being this week, Kat Lawson has outlined why horror continues to be such a successful and distinguishable genre in her post entitled "What Is Horror?" Available here.[...]
Leonard Nimoy. March 26 1931 – February 27 2015.   

Leonard Nimoy. March 26 1931 – February 27 2015.  

"Live long and prosper". We have learned that Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has passed away today.[...]
What To Do If You Want That Oscar - An Inside Look At the Academy Awards' Lack Of Diversity

What To Do If You Want That Oscar - An Inside Look At the Academy Awards' Lack Of Diversity

'Want to win an Oscar? Include as little diversity as possible' - an academy representative. Read of Kat Lawson's shocking story of how she discovered that the academy is actively seeking to discourage diversity, in her piece titled "What To Do If You Want That Oscar - An Inside Look At the Academy Awards' Lack Of Diversity" available here.[...]
On This Day In History - "The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari" Was Released (1920)

On This Day In History - "The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari" Was Released (1920)

It's been 95 years since the defining film of the German expressionist era of 1920s cinema The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari was released. Look back on this masterpiece with Kat Lawson as she goes through what made it so special.[...]
BFI Future Film Festival 2015 - Fiction Day

BFI Future Film Festival 2015 - Fiction Day

Our very own Kat Lawson attended the BFI Future Film Club​ Future Film Festival this weekend. See what she made of fiction day from Southbank, London, in her recap of the day, here.[...]
American Sniper vs Selma: Is the Academy Racist?

American Sniper vs Selma: Is the Academy Racist?

Kat Lawson has tackled the controversy of the Academy Awards decisions to nominate American Sniper for more awards than Selma, with a few controversial opinions for you to wrap your head around. Join the discussion, here.[...]
5 Reasons "Cars" Is My Favourite Pixar Film

5 Reasons "Cars" Is My Favourite Pixar Film

Read the five reasons why Kat Lawson considers "Cars" to be her favourite Pixar film, here.[...]
A Brief History Of Pixar Animation Studios

A Brief History Of Pixar Animation Studios

A brief history of Disney Pixar animated studios by Kat Lawson.[...]
A Brief History of Studio Ghibli

A Brief History of Studio Ghibli

A brief history of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli has been mapped out by Kat Lawson in this post exploring its development from a Tokyo based publishing company to an internationally acclaimed animation studio.[...]
Life Lessons Learnt From Christmas Movies

Life Lessons Learnt From Christmas Movies

Kat Lawson has compiled a list of life lessons we've learnt from Christmas movies. See what films like Christmas Vacation, Elf and Jingle All the Way have taught us, here.[...]
Why Mrs. George Is Actually A Pretty Great Parent

Why Mrs. George Is Actually A Pretty Great Parent

Amy Poehler's small role as Regina George's mother in Mean Girls is somewhat of a cult figure among young women everywhere. Kat Lawson has outlined why she is actually a great parent. Read it here.[...]
10 films that could have been on our “redhorror” list, but weren’t.

10 films that could have been on our “redhorror” list, but weren’t.

Kat Lawson's "re-defining horror" film list came to a close, but there were more than could've been included. Read what they were in this honourable mentions post.[...]
Fearsome Fairy Tales

Fearsome Fairy Tales

Kat Lawson's "Fearsome Fairy Tales" explores 10 classic Disney animations and looks into their origins as "fearsome fairy tales" from around the world. Count down from 10 to 1, here.[...]
Horror: Re-defining the Genre in the Modern Era - Cabin In the Woods

Horror: Re-defining the Genre in the Modern Era - Cabin In the Woods

Joss Whedon's Cabin In the Woods (2012) has made it on to Kat Lawson's list of genre "redefining" horrors. Read about why in the post available here.[...]
Horror: Re-defining the Genre in the Modern Era - The Blair Witch Project

Horror: Re-defining the Genre in the Modern Era - The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project is next on Kat Lawson's "Re-Defining the Horror Genre" list. Read all about its influence and importance here.[...]
15 Life Lessons We Learnt From Horror Movies

15 Life Lessons We Learnt From Horror Movies

Kat Lawson has outlined the "15 life lessons we learnt from horror movies". Read this very entertaining piece, here.[...]
Horror: Re-defining the Genre in the Modern Era - Stay Alive

Horror: Re-defining the Genre in the Modern Era - Stay Alive

In the latest of Kat Lawson's posts of horrors that attempted to redefine the genre in the modern era, she takes a look at William Brent Bell's "Stay Alive".[...]
Horror: Re-defining the Genre in the Modern Era - Saw

Horror: Re-defining the Genre in the Modern Era - Saw

"Cherish your life"... The next in our re-defining horror list is the "Saw" franchise. Read Kat Lawson's post here.[...]
15 Favourite Disney Villains

15 Favourite Disney Villains

15 of the greatest Disney villains of all time rounded up in a neat list and provided to you by Kat Lawson and Holly Bowler, in our "15 favourite Disney villains" feature.[...]
Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - Martyrs

Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - Martyrs

Haven't seen Pascal Laugier's "Martyrs", you probably should. Kat Lawson has included it on her "re-defining horror" list. Read all about it here.[...]
Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - Scream

Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - Scream

In the latest of Kat Lawson's horror genre re-definining movies, she takes a look back at Wes Craven's Scream. Read it here.[...]
Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - Ringu (The Ring) & Jun On: The Grudge (The Grudge)

Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - Ringu (The Ring) & Jun On: The Grudge (The Grudge)

The next in Kat Lawson's genre "re-defining" horror's are Ringu (The Ring) and Ju-On: The Grudge (The Grudge). Read about their importance, here.[...]
Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - Sinister

Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - Sinister

In the latest of Kat Lawson's films that have "redefined the horror genre in the modern era", she takes a look at Scott Derrickson's Sinister. Read it here.[...]
Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - The Devil's Backbone

Horror: Re-Defining The Genre In The Modern Era - The Devil's Backbone

Kat Lawson has set off on her journey of outlining horror films that have redefined the genre in the modern era, first tackling Gullermo Del Toro's "The Devil's Backbone". Read it here.[...]
10 Dating Tips We Picked Up From Teen Movies

10 Dating Tips We Picked Up From Teen Movies

Kat Lawson has outlined 10 dating tips that we've learned from teen movies. See what the likes of Mean Girls and The Inbetweeners did for our dating lives, here.[...]
20 Life Lessons We Learnt From Teen Movies

20 Life Lessons We Learnt From Teen Movies

"20 Life Lessons We Learnt From Teen Movies" by Kat Lawson explores the lessons teen movies of the 21st century helped to teach us. Read it here.[...]