Filmotomy Exclusive Interview: Alex Barrett

We were very lucky to get the opportunity to speak to independent filmmaker Alex Barrett about his latest film, London Symphony. The film is a poetic, artistic, black and white silent film about Great Britain’s capital and is incredibly well shot. It leaves a lasting impression and I highly recommend you seeking it out. Unfortunately […]

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Exclusive Interview with Director James Atkins

James Atkins

We here at Filmotomy love supporting indie filmmakers, and we were giving the exclusive opportunity to speak to film director, James Atkins, about his highly amusing short film Bragging Rights. The short film follows three superheroes who happen to be roomies, and get into a bragging match about who has done the most heroic deed, which get more […]

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Romantic Comedy Review: Off the Menu

I’m not a huge fan of romantic comedies, I often find them cheesy, predictable, unrealistic and cliched; however I found Jay Silverman’s Off The Menu to be an utter delight. It’s a bright, cheerful and full of life film, which will leave you hungry in more ways than one. The film is a real treat and draws into […]

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Review: Bill Duke’s ‘Created Equal’

It was Thomas Jefferson that said: “[that] all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Jefferson was of course referring to the ideology of creationism, but fundamentally his statement stands true to all those whether they […]

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Watch Horror Short ‘The Disappearance of Willie Bingham’

In recent years the amount of psychological horror and minimal science fiction films is increasing, and this ongoing change is definitely a good one. “The Disappearance of Willie Bingham” is not a pure horror, though – at least, if you do not consider the creepiest “Black Mirror” episodes as horror, but the radical justice system […]

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Review: The Florida Project

“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” Kailash Satyarthi In Sean Baker’s excellent The Florida Project we see the glorious, almost technicolor world through the eyes of six year old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), who is living below the poverty line in post-election America. However, she doesn’t see […]

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A Prestigious Bunch Lavished By British Independent Film Awards Nominations

The recent announcement of the British Independent Film Awards for the year of 2017 are dominated by breakthrough talent from the indie circuit. The big five shortlisted for the top prize also fill the spots for Director and Screenplay, as well as making a significant chunk of the acting categories. Starting with the standard long […]

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Writer-Director Dan Jenski Talks About His First Feature Film ADDicted

It occurred to me while watching ADDIcted, written and directed by Dan Jenski, that there are not many films these days that deal with the kind of prescribed drug dependency that hovers in and out of young lives, potentially ruining their futures. ADDicted, the clever title indicates the Adderall drug, centers on college students are […]

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Independent Filmmaker Arthur Egeli Reconstructs A ‘Murder On The Cape’

I knew a little about the true story of Christa Worthington, a fashion writer who was involved in a coastal affair, before being brutally murdered. When I sat down to watch Arthur Egeli‘s film based on those events, Murder on the Cape, I went looking into it even further. The screenplay from Egeli has a […]

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Writer-Director Peyv Raz Talks Film Debut With ‘Clarity’

From joy to despair in a matter of seconds as a family congratulatory gathering becomes a tense affair in a hospital waiting room. A life is at stake, and 20 years are about to be bridged. First time feature film director and screenwriter Peyv Raz establishes the pace early with Clarity on as two cultures, […]

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Indie Feature ‘She Rises’ Echoes Lynchian Nightmares

She Rises, which had its world premier at the Ireland Horrorthon Film Festival, is a mystery-comedy-horror hybrid of sorts, pulling some impressive, if ridiculously oddball, strings towards potential indie cult status. The opening shots of She Rises, with some disorientating, swaying camera movements, allows director Larry Wade Carrell, editor Vance Crofoot, and director of photography Steve […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 20 of 20

And there we have it, 100 Films Made By Women. You perhaps noticed that names like Barbra Streisand, Gillian Armstrong, Ann Hui, Lana Wachowski, Madonna, were not featured here. That does not mean we forgot them, but it does perhaps mean we may have to do all this again soon. Another 100 Films Made By […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 19 of 20

The penultimate part has arrived as we close in on the 100. I simply have to thank every one of you that contributed here through the ten parts – reading your words over and over was a pleasure and enlightening every time. And a thank you too to those that read all of this. Keep reading. […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 18 of 20

A certain household name pops up here, a director of another Oscar-winner, and also of Wonder Woman herself. There’s also contrasting, powerful tales of endangerment and grief, of the waters, and of the forest. Blackfish (2013) – Gabriela Cowperthwaite — Robin Write  Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite takes on the bold task of making us look closer […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 17 of 20

My own inclusions here of two Danish films and their makers is purely coincidental. There’s also another short film, but in all 5, more examples of women doing great work in the film industry. In a Better World (2010) – Susanne Bier — Robin Write  Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, In a Better […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 16 of 20

Varying discourses of love and loss form much of this chapter of the female-directed movies you not only ought to know, but should have seen already. And there’s a breakthrough performance of an actress who would later win an Oscar. Frozen River (2008) – Courtney Hunt — Steve Schweighofer @banjoonthecrag Courtney Hunt’s brilliantly simple writing and […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 15 of 20

As we open the 15th part of the 100 Films Made By Women with 3 movies in black and white, we also include the oldest film on the entire list (and one of two short films). Continue to salute with us these extremely talented women bringing exceptional films to our attention: A Girl Walks Home […]

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100 Films Made By Women – Part 14 of 20

We throw at you a ground-breaking documentary, classic literature, oddball comedy – the list can go on – in the next part of 100 Films Made By Women. Go ahead, enjoy the next 5: The Selfish Giant (2013) – Clio Barnard — Thomas Pollock @FilmMasterT The Selfish Giant is a British film, directed by Clio Barnard, […]

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