Anamorphic Love

I grew up holding a place in my heart for many films. Films like Jaws, ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Fog, Die Hard, Predator…it’s a long list. Amongst many things, one of the reasons I’m drawn to these movies is their aesthetic. For a while it was a strange, mythical ingredient that made up this aesthetic but when I got into a career in filmaking / VFX I realised that these ingredients aren’t mythical but practical.

Dark 80s Synth

Whenever I work, I tend to have on some kind of noise – silence reminds me too much of an assembly hall during exam time. But I’ve found I keep drifting towards walkthroughs of old console games and soundtracks from familiar movies. For the most part I listen music and it’s usually the soundtracks that have come…

Christopher Reeve as Superman

As an 80’s kid, certain things held true for me; Roger Moore was Bond, He-Man taught us all important life lessons and Christopher Reeve was Superman.

Movies: 10 great horror movies to watch for Halloween weekend

Forget Christmas, tomorrow is the big one! And since it falls on a Saturday this year, Halloween can last all weekend! This means that you have all weekend to binge on horror movies, comics, games or whatever you fancy – however you fancy getting your fix. For me, it’ll be movies. I’ll be watching some…

Tom Atkins: Halloween Hero

Halloween is the best time of year (sorry Santa, but my tastes have evolved and it’s been a while since you dropped by) and it’s not too long til the big night is here and the Silver Shamrock ads are playing. For horror movie fans, it’s a treat as the TV channels will soon be…

Reasons We Should Be Loving The Movies Right Now

It won’t have escaped the attention of many parties that there’s increasing likelihood that a re-boot of Indiana Jones is on the cards – a reboot starring Chris Pratt and directed by Beard Spielberg himself. The idea of such a sacred franchise being remade without Harrison Ford would, in any other universe, have caused pandemonium….