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Claire Joanne Huxham

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Claire Joanne Huxham comes from the south-west, where the cider flows free and the air smells of manure. She teaches A-level English by day and fights crime by night. When not doing either of these things she can usually be found polishing her Star Trek DVD boxsets. And when she can actually be bothered she writes fiction and poetry that pops up on the web and in print. Her favourite film in the whole world, ever, is BLADE RUNNER.

Barely Lethal DVD review

Director: Kyle Newman Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Sophie Turner, Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachael Harris, Thomas Mann Certificate: 15 Running Time: 98 minutes It’s got a cast with...

The Connection DVD review

Director: Cédric Jimenez Starring: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey, Guillaume Gouix, Benoît Magimel Certificate: 15 Running Time: 135 minutes Crime thriller The Connection certainly looks...

The Physician DVD review

Director: Philipp Stoelz Starring: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Ben Kingsley, Emma Rigby Cert: 15 Running Time: 148 mins With its solid casting, lavish settings and wide-ranging historical backdrop,...

The New Girlfriend DVD Review

  Director: François Ozon Cast: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Isild Le Besco Certificate: 15 Running Time: 108 minutes Ozon’s The New Girlfriend is a quirky and playful feature which might...

Bite review [FrightFest 2015]: “A romp through various bodily fluids and...

Director: Chad Archibald Cast: Elma Begovic, Jordan Gray, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Lawrene Denkers Certificate: 18 Running Time: 90 minutes Synopsis: A bachelorette party in Central America ends...

Hellraiser review [Frightfest 2015]: “A black gem of British horror”

Hellraiser review: Clive Barker's masterpiece screens at this year's FrightFest. Director: Clive Barker Cast: Sean Chapman, Clare Higgins, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Vince,...

Bait review [FrightFest 2015]: “An enjoyably nasty little film”

Director: Dominic Brunt Cast: Victoria Smurfit, Joanne Mitchell, Jonathan Slinger, Rula Lenska Certificate: 18 Running Time: 82 minutes Synopsis: Two friends in a northern English town are caught...

The Decline of Western Civilization DVD review

Director: Penelope Spheeris Running Time: 100 minutes/93 minutes/86 minutes There’s something of a cult buzz around Penelope Spheeris’ three-part documentary, The Decline of Western Civilization. Over...

‘La Dolce Vita’ to be remade?

Federico Fellini's classic piece of cinema, La Dolce Vita won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, as well as an Oscar for Best Costume. It's a cultural landmark...

SFF: Pasolini Review

Director: Abel Ferrara Cast: Willem Dafoe, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ninetto Davoli Certificate: N/A Running Time: 86 minutes Synopsis: Controversial Italian film-maker, Pasolini works on a number of projects, all the while unaware...