A review of a documentary I contributed to



All Eyes On Lenzi – The Life And Times Of The Italian Exploitation Titan (2018). Directed and produced by Calum Waddell. Produced and edited by Naomi Holwill.

Despite having one of Hollywood’s hottest hot shots (you know who I mean) as the unofficial President of his fan club, the recently deceased Umberto Lenzi remains an underrated director among aficianados of the various genres in which he worked. I’m as guilty as anyone in this regard… in one of my earliest published pieces I praised Lenzi’s cannibal movies (he wouldn’t have thanked me for that… indeed, he subsequently slammed the phone down on one attempt I made to talk to him about those films) while dismissing his gialli out of hand. Well, the statute of limitations must be up on this so I might as well confess that in those days I still hadn’t seen several of the latter…


I subsequently…

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Film Screening Friday Night



“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is the type of film that makes comedy look easy, a well-oiled machine that bounds back and forth from big laughs to heartbreak and back again. One of Sundance 2016’s most guaranteed hits, it’s an adventure of storytelling itself.”

-Nick Allen,

When: Friday 22nd September, 6:00

Where: EEG 162

Journalism opportunity for film students

Film writers wanted for online culture magazine Coney’s Loft

Coney’s Loft is an online culture magazine based in Liverpool.

We are looking for editorial assistants to write articles about TV and film. Experience is preferred but not essential, as we can support less experienced students by guiding them on more list based articles and offering feedback on their submissions.

A good knowledge of film is desirable.

To be considered, please email – and by Friday 20 January.

University of Worcester [Worcester Week] Film Festival


Are you ready for the first student-run University of Worcester Film Festival?
Showing a wide range of films across five days, there will surely be something to take your fancy. We’ve got food and fun and it’s all for a good cause, supporting the great charity RSVP (Rape & Sexual Violence Prevention). Lisa, the CEO of RSVP, will open the festival on Monday at 12:00.

Come join us every day from Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November, 12:00 – 10:00pm in EE 1026. Schedule below

Check out our Films pages for more information about each of the films that we’re showing, and don’t forget to check in with us over on our Facebook page.

Schedule of films:

4Monday 31 October (Horror Movies)

13:00 – 14:40 – Oculus (2013)

15:00 – 17:00 – The Ring (2002)

17:30 – 19:45 – The Conjuring 2 (2016)

20:00 – 21:40 – The Babadook (2014)


Tuesday 1 November (Musicals)2

13:00 – 15:00 – Once (2007)

15:30 – 17:00 – Grease (1978)

17:00 – 18:50 – Chicago (2002)

19:20 – 21:40 – Across the Universe (2007)


Wednesday 2 November (Chick Flicks)3

13:00 – 14:40 – Juno (2007)

15:00 – 17:00 – Heathers (1988)

17:30 – 19:00 – Mean Girls (2004)

19:30 – White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)


Thursday 3 November (Action UK-Style)

13:00 – 15:00 – The Italian Job (1969)

15:30 – 17:30 – Snatch (2000)

18:00 – 20:00 – Hot Fuzz (2007)

20:15 – 22:00 – Attack the Block (2011)


Friday 4 November (Mystery Films)

13:00 – 15:00 – ????

15:00 – 17:00 – ????

17:00 – 19:00 – ????

19:00 – 21:00 – ????

All films will be screened in EE1026

Admission is free; donations gratefully received in support of RSVP

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