Veteran film-maker Jean-Luc Godard recently lamented the state of modern cinema whilst promoting his new film Film Socialisme. I take a look at his comments within the context of some of the independent cinema flourishing today and ask whether film is indeed over, and what to make of the term “auteur” in the current cinematic climate.
Werewolves, zombies and 1970s Italian art-house slash, oh my! Horror film fans are flocking to this year’s incendiary offerings at London’s Film 4 Frightfest 2010. Be there or be buried in a bone garden.