PODCAST: Unearth Director Interview and In the Earth Review [Movie RobCast]

Episode 119 of The Movie Robcast is a packed affair.

To begin, Rob Daniel talks with directors John C. Lyons and Dorota Swies about their fantastic fracking horror film, Unearth.

John and Dorota discuss how they made one of the year’s best chillers, what is was like working with horror icon Adrienne Barbeau and Marc (Riley from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Blucas, reveal the films that inspired them, and much more.…

High-Rise is the cinema of concrete and chaos


There’s something about the technology-driven dystopias of JG Ballard that appeal to a certain breed of director.

Steven Spielberg’s mainstream adaptation of Empire of the Sun is ironically something of an oddity of an oeuvre encapsulated by the steely paraphilia of David Cronenberg’s Crash.…

The World’s End is business as usual for the Cornetto bunch


My, haven’t we grown?

It’s been six years since Hot Fuzz blasted onto our screen, John Woo-style, both guns blazing, and a further three since Shaun of the Dead introduced us to arguably the foremost British comedy duo in cinema today (sorry Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan).…

A Field in England is a work of esoterica to be treasured

 “These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.”

— William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act I, Scene ii

Wind rustles the dry grass; in the distance the shriek of cannonade, the resounding boom of cannonballs in dirt.…