Laura Gets a Cat

Next month I am going to be 29, *gulps* and I often feel that I haven’t really done much with my life, I am not a home owner, I’m not married with children and at this point in time I don’t even own a car! I’m not alone, there are many millennial’s out there who […]

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People Review

People is an independent film written and directed by Shane McGoey involving six character vignettes that are woven together, attempting to tell a larger story. It’s a filmmaker’s film and a director’s film, and a movie that celebrates closely focused and dialogue-heavy scenes. It’s heady, in an introspective way, attempting to dissect its characters’ motives […]

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The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire

The British Empire is a thing of the distant past, long dead and buried. But, out of the ashes a new, more destructive empire emerged; one that couldn’t be controlled, one that couldn’t be tracked, and one that ensures that the elite stay in control and the ordinary person being kept down. The Spider’s Web […]

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Wildling Review

Anna (Bel Powley) spends her entire childhood under the care of a mysterious man she only knows as Daddy (Brad Dourif). He keeps her locked in an attic, telling her that the Wildling, a child-eating monster that roams the outside and that it’s best that she stays inside. An even she wanted to leave, Daddy […]

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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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