Starred Up review

Starred Up Review

With this title and a lead character called Eric Love you might guess that this was a tale of a wannabe pop singer or perhaps a trainee accountant who dreams of a more glamorous life – you’d be wrong. Starred Up is a prison drama that hits you right between the eyes with a visceral power not seen since the days of Alan Clarke.

Jon Sanders Interview

With Back to the Garden Jon Sanders completes his trilogy of low budget dramas shot in Kent. These films are unabashed in their focus on older protagonists and bold in their formal rigor and use of improvisatio... Read More...

Back To The Garden Review

Back to the Garden is the final part in Jon Sanders loose trilogy exploring love and death with each film shot on a taut shoestring budget and set in the Kent countryside. With protagonists in their 60s the past weighs heavy: past indiscretions, words gone unsaid, emotions buried under the weight of time.

Weird Adventures DVD Review

Weird Adventures continues the BFI’s mission to unearth, restore, and celebrate the moving images of Britain’s past. This DVD release contains three hour-long tales made by the Children’s Film Foundation. The C... Read More...

Late September DVD Review

The last few years have been an exciting time for British no-budget films. Amongst others Down Terrace, Skeletons, Treacle Jr and Black Pond have showcased directors creating work on their own terms and gaining... Read More...

Interview with Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders is a former editor and sound recordist who as director and co-writer (with Anna Mottram) has carved out a unique niche in British cinema. In his Belgrade Manifesto he talked about making films ‘With... Read More...