Salad Days – An Interview With Director Scott Crawford

By Chris Gallagher Independent Filmmaker Scott Crawford is the man behind one of the most interesting documentaries of 2014, SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC (1980-90). Salad Days is a film that examines the early DIY punk scene in Washington DC, exploring the musical and cultural legacy that it forged. A host of interesting contributors allows the audience to get a full … Continue reading Salad Days – An Interview With Director Scott Crawford

Five Lost Italian Movie Soundtracks

The 70’s and 80’s were the golden era of Italian exploitation cinema. From the stylish gialli of Sergio Martino and Dario Argento to the infamously brutal cannibal films of Ruggero Deodato and splatter of Lucio Fulci, Italy was a hotbed for innovative, low budget and often extreme cinema.  The same can be said for the soundtracks that accompanied these films as Italy produced some of … Continue reading Five Lost Italian Movie Soundtracks

Time Lapse – An Interview With Director Bradley King

By Chris Gallagher Writer/Director Bradley King is the man behind one of the most interesting Sci Fi movies of 2014, TIME LAPSE. Bradley self-funded, wrote and directed Time Lapse, which was his first foray into the world of feature film. It was co-written with writer/producer B.P. Cooper and it went on to play in 75 film festivals around the world. In what is a truly unique take … Continue reading Time Lapse – An Interview With Director Bradley King

The Evolution of Slapstick – Dumb and Dumber

By Chris Gallagher Slapstick and physical humour is sometimes seen as lowbrow in certain circles. In fact this style of comedy is layered and intelligent. It is a form that transfers very well into the realm of film. In the early days of comedy two of the big name players on the big screen were Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, both hugely influential characters. The physical panache of … Continue reading The Evolution of Slapstick – Dumb and Dumber

Going Back – My Life and Star Wars

By John Murphy I am not a religious man, nor was I a religious child for that matter. My life was not shaped on cold, hard pews with even colder, harder men delivering their master’s designs on morality to me through stories of the miraculous acts of God’s own son sent to die on Earth for my sins. There was nothing profound or sacred to … Continue reading Going Back – My Life and Star Wars

1980’s Horror Soundtracks: Top 5

As we reach October and Halloween is approaching rapidly, it once again feels like the right time to get into the mood of things and give you a list of some of my favourite horror soundtracks. I’ve decided to make this a list of 80’s scores only as it’s my favourite era of horror film and scores, and just for the sake of keeping it … Continue reading 1980’s Horror Soundtracks: Top 5

Appropriate Behavior – A Modern Comedy Classic

By Chris Gallagher Appropriate Behavior (2014), directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan, is a film I watched at the Glasgow Film Theatre last year and enjoyed immensely. It achieves a perfect balance between the critiquing of modern America and the story of a bisexual Iranian-American woman living in a post 9/11 world. After the showing a Q&A was held with director Desiree Akhavan and she … Continue reading Appropriate Behavior – A Modern Comedy Classic

Slime City – OST Review

The release of Slime City see’s yet another forgotten film score resurrected from the lost vaults of obscurity and launched into the ever-expanding world of vinyl soundtrack reissues.  The average soundtrack collector would be forgiven for having never heard of this obscure retro 80’s oddity, whilst others may think about giving it a miss due to the overwhelming onslaught of film scores flooding the market….but … Continue reading Slime City – OST Review

Nekromantik – OST Review

The score to the infamous German nasty Nekromantik was released earlier this year through the fantastic One Way Static records, another top reissue from the Belgian based soundtrack label. The film itself was infamously banned in numerous countries throughout the world due to it’s realistic gore, animal cruelty and an extremely odd threesome with a severely decomposed corpse. Jorge Buttgereit’s cult art-horror film was only … Continue reading Nekromantik – OST Review

The Slasher Movie – Top 5

By Chris Gallagher With a raft of postmodern horror films being released in recent years I decided to look back at the classic American slasher film. As someone who grew up with a fascination and love of horror, it’s incredibly difficult to boil down any of my favourite sub genres into a top 5 list but I decided to give it a go anyway. The … Continue reading The Slasher Movie – Top 5