October 25, 2020

Hollywood legend Robert De Niro uttering the line “You talkin’ to me?” and pointing a gun at a mirror is unarguably one of the most iconic scenes in film history. Not only does he give the best performance of his lifetime, Martin Scorsese’s talents as a director shine...

October 22, 2020

I immediately knew I would like ‘The Princess Bride’ when I found out it was directed by Rob Reiner, who also brought the likes of ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Stand By Me’ to the big screen (he also brilliantly plays Jess’ father in hit sitcom ‘New Girl’). I wasn’t wro...

October 22, 2020

Strand Film writer, Isis Hope Lloyd sat down with Caris Rianne (writer, director, producer and founder of Rianne Pictures) in preparation for their Women X Film Festival this weekend. Caris, who started her production company nearly 7 years ago, at the age of 22, share...

October 21, 2020

It’s hard to believe that 'Twilight', the hit film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s teen vampire romance novel, first came out on the big screen over a decade ago. Whilst the film was an instant commercial success and adored by thousands, if not millions, of teenage and...

October 20, 2020

It only takes the first notes of  ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ by Simple Minds to awaken everyone’s melancholy feelings of high school. This is owing no doubt to its appearance in John Hughes’ ‘The Breakfast Club’ which, released in 1985, is now thirty five years old....

October 19, 2020

Be it slashing zombies, the apocalypse or an actual cult, the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy earns cult status simply for its addictive narratives and painfully relatable protagonists. Films aptly named after the British summertime staple, the humble Cornetto, they ea...

October 16, 2020

Having read quite a few of Neil Gaiman’s books as a child, there has always been something so fulfilling about seeing his wacky creations being brought to life on the big screen. No doubt one of the famous of them is Coraline, an animated fantasy horror film directed b...

October 16, 2020

Jennifer Sheridan is a director to watch. Originally an editor who worked on shows like League of Gentlemen, she's since made many shorts and a five-part television series called The Snow Spider. Her feature length directorial debut Rose: A Love Story is a heart wrench...

October 13, 2020

 Image: Mariana JM via Unsplash

Netflix’s latest film adaptation follows the first novel in the Enola Holmes series, author Nancy Springer’s adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes adventures. Springer’s adaptation centres itself around Enola, the forgotten younger si...

October 12, 2020

Ahead of the UK premiere of Bassam Tariq’s first full-length feature film, Strand sat down with Tariq to chat about about identity, culture and belongingness, themes explored in Mogul Mowgli (2020).   


The film co-written by Tariq and Riz Ahmed fol...

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