Review: Hecatomb (proof-of-concept)

British director Edward Andrews’ micro-budget sci-fi/action epic
proves to be worth the wait…
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The Punch Up Podcast, Ep.35: ‘The Punch Up’s Top Ten Movies of 2016!’

This week on The Punch Up podcast, the chaps take a look back at the understated but intriguing cinematic year of 2016.

Each presenter produced an individual list of favourites prior to recording, which where then combined counted down as the show unfolded for the definitive TPU top ten flicks of the year!

Also featuring is a “best of the rest” roundup, along with our usual opening segment of The Knockout.

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ILT’s Top 10 Films of 2016!

2016 was an intriguing, if understated year for quality cinema.

As close to a traditional list as I could get, here’s ILT’s 10 favourite flicks of the year…
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2016

Recently, I found myself in the midst of the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival. So, as usual, I teamed up with the lovely folks at Failed Critics to bring you a round up of seven of the more intriguing pictures featured this year, including Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and Ti West’s In a Valley of Violence

Check out the reviews here.
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The Punch Up Podcast, Ep.28: ‘Finding Neon Ghostbusters’

This week on The Punch Up podcast, the chaps visit the Trailer Park with a look at the latest offerings from Justice League, Wonder Woman, and Star Wars: Rogue One.

We also catch up with the latest major releases, with spoiler-free reviews of Finding Dory, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Neon Demon, Ghostbusters, as well as an impassioned plea by Phill for any and everyone to watch Swiss Army Man

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Nick talks Hecatomb with director Ed Andrews

Recently, I caught up with British director Edward Andrews to chat about the pre-production phase of his new, Mexico-based sci-fi action flick, Hecatomb, in order to shed some light on what it takes to shoot an independent proof-of-concept overseas.

Check out the full interview in Love Amen Magazine, here, and stay tuned to ILT for future updates!

Hecatomb
Dir: Edward Andrews
Release Date: TBC (2016)
Website: www.hecatombfilm.com

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Preview: Hecatomb

Recently, I reviewed British director Edward Andrews’ award-winning short, Red Handed.

For his next project, Hecatomb – a dystopian action flick set in the desolate Mexican wastelands of the new world – Ed travelled south of the border to Monterrey. Armed with no budget, no electricity, no toilets, and a wholly unfamiliar cast & crew, it was certainly a shoot to remember…

Check out the film’s facebook page for Ed’s fascinating proof-of-concept production diary, How We Made a Sci-Fi Film in the Mexican Desertand stay tuned to ILT for future updates!

Hecatomb
Dir: Edward Andrews
Release Date: TBC (2016)
Website: www.hecatombfilm.com

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Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.23 – ’88th Academy Awards Preview Show’

This week on The Punch Up podcast, the chaps look forward to the 88th Academy Awards – with coverage of each and every category, nomination, and outrageous snub…

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Vancouver Short Film Festival 2016 (Failed Critics)

Continuing the short film theme with the good chaps over at Failed Critics, I recently attended the ‘Dark Deeds’ segment at the 2016 Vancouver Short Film Festival.

Two darkly mirthful tales in particular caught my eye…

Red Handed
Dir: Edward Andrews

Vehicular Romanticide
Dir: Andrew Rowe

Check out both reviews here.
Red Handed

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Podcast: The Punch Up, Ep.21 -‘TPU’s Best of 2015!… Part 1: Movies’

The Punch Up is a brand new weekly film & television podcast broadc​asting from the laaaazy west coast city of Vancouver, Canada.

Featuring regulars Phill Bartlett, Adam Blair, and yours truly, Nicholas Lay, the chaps and I will be covering regular news, reviews, previews, and retrospect from the world of the reel.

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Ep.21 – ‘TPU’s Best of 2015! Pt. 1: Movies’

The Punch Up Podcast returns for our first episode of 2016! And what better way to kick off the new year than by talking all about the cinematic highs of the previous year…

Along with special guest Haley McNamara, the chaps take this opportunity to countdown their top 5 feature films of 2015.

From The Revenant to The Little Prince, End of Tour to Mad Max, Inside Out to The Hateful Eight – we cover any and all points of interest re: the creative, the technical, and our own experience with each production.

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