Shooting Clerks – UK Premiere Review

Review by Ben Gummery

Disclaimer; as a long time fan and supporter of the project, this may not be the most unbiased review but i still wanted to share my thoughts.


‘Shooting Clerks‘ is a biopic of writer/director Kevin Smith which focuses on the production of his 1994 debut hit film Clerks as well as looking into the events that preceded and followed it. From writer/director Christopher Downie and producers Brett Murray & Ryan James the film stars Mark FrostChris Bain, Jay Booton, Tom Sullivan, Stephanie Price, Brett Murray and features cameos from several original Clerks cast members including Brian O’HallaranScott Schiaffo, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Ernie O’Donnell & Kevin Smith. 

After several preview screenings and festival appearances in the USA & UK the film had its UK Premiere at The Prince Charles Cinema on Tuesday 16th January 2018 followed by a Q&A with cast & crew.

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DVD Review: I Am Heath Ledger

I AM HEATH LEDGER is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger from Directors Adrian Buitenhuis & Derik Murray. Continue reading

Review: Lost In Paris (2016)

Lost in Paris is a comedy from writing/directing duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon; the pair also star in the film.

“Fiona (Fiona Gordon) visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha (the late Emmanuelle Riva). Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom (Dominique Abel), a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing.”

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Review: B&B (2017) starring Paul McGann

Review by Ben Gummery


B&B is a new LGBT-themed thriller from writer/director Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who) in a Hummingbird Films production; funded by Creative EnglandFilm Cymru, and Pont Neuf Productions. The film is being distributed in the UK by Pecadillo Pictures.

‘Marc (Tom Bateman) and Fred (Sean Teale) return to bait the owner (Paul McGann) of a remote Christian B&B who they had successfully sued him for not allowing them to share a bed. Events take a deadly turn when another guest arrives, who they think might have something sinister in mind’

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Review – In Pursuit of Silence (Documentary – 2015)

In Pursuit of Silence is a documentary from director Patrick Shen.

“…a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4’33”, In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival season – and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world”

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Review – My Life As A Courgette (2016)

Review by Benjamin Gummery


My Life as a Courgette is a 2016 Swiss and French Oscar-nominated stop motion animated comedy/drama feature directed by Claude Barras and based on a novel by Gilles Paris. 

Following a successful festival run, the english-dubbed version of the film features a stellar cast including Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris. While the film speaks for itself, this casting and the performances really bring it to life for the english medium. Nick Offerman’s ‘cop that cares’ is instantly lovable but also has his own depth.   Continue reading

Review: LoveTrue (2016)

LoveTrue is a new indie documentary from Director Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach) and is executive-produced by Shia LaBeouf (Transformers). Continue reading

Review – ‘Space Helmet for a Cow: The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who’ Volume 2′

Written by Lewis Mainwaring


Space Helmet for a Cow: The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who Volume 2‘  covers the behind-the-scenes history of the British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who (produced by the BBC).

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This book follows on from the 2015 Space Helmet for a Cow: The Mad, True Story of Doctor Who – Volume 1‘ – which covered the shows original run between 1963 to it’s cancellation in 1989.  Continue reading

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Spoiler free review!

Written by Lewis Mainwaring & Benjamin Gummery


Spoiler free !!!!

Following 2015’s continuation of the Star Wars Saga The Force Awakens comes the second Disney-produced Star Wars film.

This is the first in a new series of ‘stand-alone’ Star Wars ‘Anthology’ films which will tie-in with the existing universe but not form part of the main story saga. With that being said the events of Rogue One are set directly before Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope.

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Review: One Night Of Fear (2016)

Written by Jay Kay


onof1Based on true events surrounding the unexplained vanishing of hikers within The Ocala National Forest comes the cat and mouse thriller ONE NIGHT OF FEAR. Creating a snapshot of survival, brutality and raw emotion, this formulaic indie effort does not stray from the prototypical slasher/survival sub-genre of horror as it plays it straight, letting you know what could have happened to many of those unlucky souls out for experience in the deep and dark woods. This cautionary slaughter piece features horror performance by talent such as Jimmy Dempster (Regret), Jessica Sonneborn (The Haunting of Alice D) and Suzi Lorraine (Torment). ONE NIGHT OF FEAR does cater to a different side of the horror film fan; giving them tension, intent and brutality spread over a long road of survival. Continue reading