UK Shorts

Dunroamin: 4/5 Nominated for: Best UK Short Film Oliver S. Milburn’s unnerving Dunroamin takes everything that is quintessentially British and puts it, as you might expect, in the form of a black comedy. The two leads were outstanding in their portrayal of a seller and a buyer with an unknown history, deeply evocative of BBC’s…

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Jules and Dolores

Brazilians are universally known for their passion, and what better way to celebrate that passion than with Caito Ortiz’s sensational romp Jules and Dolores (‘O Roubo Da Taca’). It’s an hour and a half of pure joy – a crime caper that absolutely zooms by, celebrating Brazil’s rich, colourful neighbourhoods and the country’s love for…

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For Grace

Nominated for: Best UK Feature This mockumentary debut feature from Sebastian Armesto dips into areas of pathos and humour to create an original film that steers clear of the usual format of the genre. After a fairly shaky start of awkward laughs that don’t quite hit the mark, the exploits of the protagonist, Ben, do…

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A Plastic Ocean

Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature With a plethora of concerning wildlife documentaries out there, going into the screening of A Plastic Ocean I certainly had reservations. However, thank goodness my assumptions were completely shattered by this cinematic, globe-sweeping insight into the impact that humanity’s production and disposal of plastic has on the corruption of the…

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Headspace – Issues

“Michael Jackson, Limp Bizkit and Meshuggah meet in the studio for a jam session…” If the above statement sounds like the start of a cruel joke lampooning music genres, it’s probably time to forget all of your preconceptions and listen to Issues’ latest album, Headspace. Those already familiar with the Atlanta based six-piece will be…

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Gore – Deftones

Release Date – 8th April 2016 It’s difficult to recall another band in the metal scene that oozes class in the same way that Deftones does. Since the Sacramento outfit’s debut album Adrenaline in 1995, they have consistently transformed their youthful angst into controlled heaviness juxtaposed by soaring beauty. The ironically-titled Gore successfully builds on…

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