Film Review: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie

Words by Jo McTavish

Director: John Dower
Screenplay: John Dower
Stars: Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta
Story: Louis documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous church of Scientology.
THE Church of Scientology is one of the most controversial religions of the 21st Century, and for many it is consider more of a cult. Although by keeping an open mind, it can be a very interesting discovery and after countless months of learning about the Churc…

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Don't Turn The Lights Out...

Words by Jo McTavish
THE success of James Wan is no hidden secret. Ever since his debut with Saw (2004) he has since become a horror icon, delivering quality scares, especially with the internationally successful Conjuring series. This month he brings us another film, with his latest produced arm clinching and jump out of your seat story, LIGHTS OUT.
Taking over the director’s duty is first timer David F. Sandberg, whose original short film (of the same name) debuted on YouTube in 2014 and…

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Go Beyond With Star Trek

Words by Jo McTavish
IT all began in 2009 when J.J. Abrams rebooted the beloved Star Trek series, bringing a fresh and modern approach whilst paying homage to the original series. The film became a success and this month we have the latest chapter that takes James T. Kirk, Commander Spock and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on voyage beyond their expectations…
If you were always a fan or like me never really watched the original series, there is no denying Star Trek (2009) and Into The Dar…

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Giveaway: Swiss Army Man

Words by Jo McTavish
AS an advocate for film, I am nearly at terms with the non-existent term “original” within an industry full of sequels, remakes, adaptions and the comic book genre. Don’t get me wrong I love all of these genres but sometimes it is refreshing to see something so unheard it just has to be original and I think this month we might just have that…
Swiss Army Man marks the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Sheinert and Daniel Kwan, collectively kno…

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Mr Gaga: A Movement Like No Other...

Words by Jo McTavish
Director: Tomer Heymann
Screenplay: Tommer Heymann
Cast: Ohad Naharin, Tzofia Naharin, Avi Belleli 
Story: Ohad Naharin is one of the most prominent, innovative and productive choreographers in the world. The film follows Naharin between Japan, Holland, Sweden and Israel – through the …
TO say this year has been a poor year in film is something so absurd. It is not the films that are changing but the environment, dialogue and audience expectation. Although change is…

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Hannah Gordon and Josh Calder: On A Shoe-String

Hannah Gordon and Josh Calder: On A Shoe-String

| August 26, 2011

Combining Hannah’s formidable organisation and planning abilities as a producer and Josh’s vision and talent as a director has allowed this pair of brilliant film makers to produce some of the finest short films I have seen.  Their work really does represent a triumph of talent and determination over tiny, shoe-string budgets. But let their incredible […]

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