Rants & Raves
Inside the SFX hive mind
DARREN SCOTT EDITOR RAVES
Adored Hocus Pocus 2, what a joy. Quick, make another!
Saw Violent Night at NYCC – and it’s absolutely hilarious.
Enjoyed Halloween Ends, but I’m not sure it’s the movie fans wanted.
I take it back, I won’t be watching season two of Tierra Incógnita…
Was “The Power Of The Doctor” derailed by the Centenary “hook”?
IAN BERRIMAN DEPUTY EDITOR RAVES
Thrilled that the next Trunk Records release (due out at the end of the month) will be Sidney Sager’s eerie music from Children Of The Stones.
Looking forward to Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men in January – and also The Cinematic DNA Of Enys Men, a season of films/shorts/tv episodes he’s programmed for BFI.
I often turn subtitles on when reviewing things to help catch muffled dialogue, and the general standard is laughably bad. Sort it out, Blu-ray labels! (Or pay me as a consultant.)
JONATHAN COATES ART EDITOR RAVES
Missed The Galaxy Britain Built: The British Force Behind Star Wars the first time around. Still on BBC iplayer and well worth a watch.
Pleased that Outer Range has been given a second season, still so much unresolved.
ED RICKETTS PRODUCTION EDITOR RAVES
Rob Savage’s Dashcam is the most bonkers, surprising and gutsy horror flick I’ve seen in ages. Also loving the reviews which said “But the lead character is so unlikeable!” Yes, THAT’S THE POINT.
“Requel-ing” The Exorcist: absolutely sacrilege. “Requel-ing” it as the obligatory trilogy of films: absolutely unforgivable. Stop it, now.
NICK SETCHFIELD EDITOR-AT-LARGE RAVES
Loving Rayguns & Rocketships by Rian Hughes, a feast of vintage art and a celebration of a lost age of British sci-fi.
The 60th anniversary Bond concert was fabulous, but why cut the instrumentals, Prime? That music’s the backbone of the movies. Kindly reinstate…
TARA BENNETT US EDITOR RAVES
Andor is the Star Wars storytelling I’ve wanted to see in a Disney+ series. Mature and thrilling, with great acting all around.
The continued retraction of studio support for animation by the likes of Netflix and Wbdiscovery is a depressing trend. That and the shuttering of Blue Sky Studios means less opportunity for some amazing creative voices.