Comrade Kim Goes Flying review for CUEAFS

‘Follow your dreams no matter what’ is the key message in North Korean-set comedy ‘Comrade Kim Goes Flying’. With an emphasis on fun and optimism, it is an upbeat film that attempts to break the negative North Korean stereotype… Read more here Continue reading Comrade Kim Goes Flying review for CUEAFS

Once Bitten Twice Shy Production

Over the past few months I’ve been producing my first independent short film Once Bitten, Twice Shy. I wrote the screenplay as part of a university module and after some pretty positive feedback I decided I wanted to make it. So far it’s all gone really smoothly, I’ve organised a crew to help on the day, booked and collected equipment, sourced props and costumes on … Continue reading Once Bitten Twice Shy Production

Did Wes Craven Kill Stalk-and-Slash? First Article for Movie Ramblings

Good horror films are few and far between, and most of the decent ones these days are foreign. I don’t know whether it’s down to a lack of originality, or whether there just isn’t as much of an audience for Western horror anymore, but the last horror ‘icon’ to hit our screens was arguably Ghostface. The first Scream film came out back in 1996, and … Continue reading Did Wes Craven Kill Stalk-and-Slash? First Article for Movie Ramblings

Dragon : Review for CUEAFS

‘Dragon’ is an entertaining and exhilarating old school martial arts thriller that utilises everything expected from the genre while managing to offer a satisfying and contemporary twist on affairs. A detective is investigating a village paper-maker suspected of being a renegade mass murderer, when he eventually learns that humanity is sometimes more important than the law… Read more here Continue reading Dragon : Review for CUEAFS

Interview with Director Lee Won-suk for CUEAFS

On the last day of the Udine Far East Film Festival, CUEAFS members Hannah Albone and Natasha Harmer interviewed Lee Won-suk, director of the hilarious comedy ‘How to Use Guys with Secret Tips’ (South Korea, 2013). Hannah Albone: Are you pleased with the reception of the audience to your film here at the festival? Lee Won-suk: Yeah I love it, I’m drunk every day, there’s alcohol everywhere! I love the people here; they’re very friendly, … Continue reading Interview with Director Lee Won-suk for CUEAFS

Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles Review for CUEAFS

Erik Matti brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘cradle snatcher’ in his action horror ‘Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles’. The first full length Filipino movie to be shot entirely in front of a green screen chroma key, ‘Tiktik’ is something of a sensation. Aswangs are creatures of Filipino folklore that feed from human flesh, only in Erik Matti’s telling of the myth they have an unquenchable hunger for new-born babies. Our … Continue reading Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles Review for CUEAFS

The Strangers Review for CUEAFS

Lawrence Fajardo, well known as an indie director, makes an attempt at breaking into the mainstream film industry with Filipino teen horror ‘The Strangers’. With an age-old premise and a larger budget thanFajardo’s previous indie flicks, ‘The Strangers’ is a very promising concept that sadly falls short of the mark… Read more here Continue reading The Strangers Review for CUEAFS

What an Experience: Udine FEFF

Udine Far East Film Festival‘s 15th edition kicked off on Friday 19th April, and CUEAFS  were there to cover the event. As a recent member of CUEAFS I was very, very happy to be at the festival. It’s hard work and requires a lot of dedication so understandably the society is somewhat choosy about who goes, so I was very lucky! My role at the festival was predominantly as … Continue reading What an Experience: Udine FEFF

Interview with Nicholas Bonner (Comrade Kim Goes Flying) for CUEAFS

Hannah Albone and I had the pleasure of interviewing the director of Comrade Kim Goes Flying, a North Korean comedy.   CUEAFS members Hannah Albone and Natasha Harmer spoke to one of the directors of the North Korean comedy ‘Comrade Kim Goes Flying’, Nicholas Bonner. The film was screened at the Udine Far East Film Festival on 26th April 2013. Hannah Albone: What did you think of the response from the audience here at the … Continue reading Interview with Nicholas Bonner (Comrade Kim Goes Flying) for CUEAFS