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For Elisa (Para Elisa) (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks Ana (Ona Casamiquela) is part of a new generation of Spaniards – a Fine Arts student struggling to make ends meets as the recession hits … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

100 Bloody Acres (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks “You know what they say,” observes British backpacker (and keen drug taker) Wes (Jamie Kristian), “You can take the country out of the country girl, … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Maclean Interview

First published (in a shorter version) by Grolsch FilmWorks A founding member first of the Beta Band, and then of the Aliens (whose videos he also directed), John Maclean went … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Slow West (2015)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Go west, young man,” was a popular expression in the mid- to late-nineteenth century, as an injunction to new Americans to cultivate the fertile land … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Mark Hartley on Ozploitation, genre and the Cannon canon

First published (in a shorter version) by Grolsch FilmWorks Mark Hartley is the Australian director behind rambunctious genre documentaries Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) and … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Who is Shitty Carl?”: Interview with Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks – although this is a much longer, and frankly messier ‘cut’ of my Skype conversation with filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring), here published in … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Film Critic (2013)

First published by Grolsch Film Works Film critics may at times fancy themselves to be heroic figures, like Michael Fassbender’s dashing spy-cum-cinephile Lt Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds, a debonair, gun-toting … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Falling (2014)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks It’s the late 60s, in the colourfully decaying months between Summer and Winter. As Britain teeters between postwar puritanism and sexual revolution, the pupils in … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jason Blum interview

First published (in a slightly shorter version) by Grolsch FilmWorks The founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, in 2005 Jason Blum produced one of the most profitable films of all … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Desert (aka Zombie Desert, aka What’s Left Of Us) (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks Microphones on a house’s barred window capture the amplified buzzing of flies, and birdsong, and shuffling footfalls, and a strange death-rattle wheeze. A blonde woman, … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

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