Tag: Steve Timms

FILM RETROSPECTIVE: SUSPIRIA (1977)

‘Do you know anything about witches?’ Remakes – a good or a bad thing? The case for the prosecution: Get Carter, The Italian Job, Sleuth, Total Recall, Robocop, The Big Sleep, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, Secret in their Eyes, The Ring … the list goes on. The case for the defense? There isn’t one; the team

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FICTION: The Reconciliation Mix by Steve Timms

Carefree twenty somethings spilled out of the pubs and bars along Burton Road, the temporary sunshine providing an illusion of continental living. Julie paid little attention to others as she walked to the restaurant; her mind was somewhere else, drawn by the fading lantern of her past. West Didsbury’s Pasta Fabulous had played host to

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FILM REVIEW: In Darkness

There’s a sub-genre of thriller which we might call the ‘blind woman in peril’ movie which generally revolves around the witnessing of a murder. Jennifer 8 and Blink are good examples, though the daddy of them all is late 60’s melodrama Wait Until Dark, which featured Audrey Hepburn as a sight impaired woman, trapped at home, desperately defending herself against

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FILM ARTICLE: Studio 54 The Documentary

Readers who grew up in the 70’s may well remember the historic Camp David meeting – engineered by then President Jimmy Carter – which successfully brokered a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. Almost 40 years later, the summit’s legacy is impossible to determine; in 2018, peace in the middle-east still seems something of a

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FICTION: Casino City by Steve Timms

Success or love; if you were forced to make a choice, which would it be? When I was doing my degree, the question floated around the lecture theatres and student bars, like a litmus test of career commitment. The correct answer was always ‘success’; once I said ‘Both’, and was rudely told ‘no, it had

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FILM REVIEW: Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds appears to have come out of nowhere, with little in the way of advance publicity. The truth is this barbed black comedy has been sitting on a shelf for a year, out of respect to co-star Anton Yelchin – better known as Chekhov in the Star Trek films – who tragically died in a

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FICTION: Waterfall Girl by Steve Timms

For David, the game was 100 per cent real: He made laser noises, leapt over the sofa and rolled across the carpet when there was an imaginary explosion. One time, Karen hurt her knee on an upturned chair leg, and there was blood. David insisted on going to the kitchen for a plaster. “What about

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FILM ARTICLE: Alan Rudolph Retrospective

 ‘I don’t do realistic films. I don’t believe they exist … by definition, movies are a lie on reality.’ Alan Rudolph Satirical movie pitches thread their way through Robert Altman’s The Player, like Hollywood punctuation. One of them features film-maker Alan Rudolph, who attempts to describe his latest project – a comedy thriller about a

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