Author: Robb Sheppard

‘Scene Stealer’ – Don’t Stop Me Now
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‘Scene Stealer’ – Don’t Stop Me Now

In what has become a calling card of director Edgar Wright, the upcoming release of Baby Driver promises a blend of highly-stylised action, high-octane fun and a soundtrack that gets stuck in your ears like an economy cotton bud. Take a look back at an early instance of this formula, […]

‘Sound Bite’ of the week…
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‘Sound Bite’ of the week…

“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’, but for once this cliche is true.” Phil Lord and Chris Miller on their departure from the young Han Solo story, Star Wars: Red Cup (working title). Ron […]

‘Scene Stealer’ – Happy Father’s Day!
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‘Scene Stealer’ – Happy Father’s Day!

Whilst everyone else is last-minute buying Father’s Day gifts from B&Q to celebrate another year of the Bank of Dad, let’s instead celebrate one of the worst onscreen fathers of all time: Jack Torrence. The Shining (1980) saw Torrence (a rabid Nicholson) relocate the fruit of his loins to a […]

‘Sound Bite’ of the week…
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‘Sound Bite’ of the week…

“Batman was comedy. Let’s face it. What I loved about Batman was his total lack of awareness when it came to his interaction with the outside world. He actually believed nobody could recognise him on the phone, when he was being Bruce Wayne, even though he made no attempt to […]

Interview with Chad McQueen and Gabriel Clarke
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Interview with Chad McQueen and Gabriel Clarke

Chad (son of Steve) McQueen and Co-Director Gabriel Clarke got together with Flickfeast to discuss Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans. After trying to compare the West Midlands to Palm Springs through references to Ozzy Osbourne, Gabriel reigned us in and we got down to business. Flickfeast: So I […]

Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans
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Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans

Motorsport. Meh. There was an acute sense of apathy around all aspects of racing for this writer; Sunday morning memories of watching cars go round and round and round made lie-ins all the more appealing. Notice the past tense. Steve McQueen, on the other hand, has always had me hooked. His legacy in cinema is […]

Scene Stealer: Oldboy (2003)
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Scene Stealer: Oldboy (2003)

Dae su Oh (Min-sik Choi) is imprisoned in an makeshift cell without any clue as to why or who is responsible. Over 15 years he trains himself, improving his strength and pain threshold, whilst live octopus provides the protein. Finally, upon his release he receives a series of baiting clues […]

‘Sound Bite’ of the week…
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‘Sound Bite’ of the week…

‘Jim Garrison, the District Attorney of New Orleans, who conducted his own investigation into the assassination of Kennedy, invited me, along with a couple of FBI agents, to his office to view some film.’ ‘I am not at liberty to disclose what I saw but it left no doubt in […]

Scene Stealer: Shadow of the Sun – Collateral
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Scene Stealer: Shadow of the Sun – Collateral

Professional hitman Vincent (Tom Cruise) hires/takes hostage stuck-in-a-rut cab driver Max (Jamie Foxx) to drive him around for a night of contract killing. After a failed escape attempt, Max is forced to grovel to a crime boss after he deliberately lost Vincent’s hit contract. Although successful, once back in the cab Max is resigned and helpless. […]

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

“War! Huh, yeah! What is it good for?” “Oscar nominations!” “Say it again, y’all!” Gibson’s fifth directorial feature tells the tale of Desmond Doss (Garfield), the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honour during World War II. A devout man, Doss’ stance on killing stems from his childhood experience of […]