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Directing Disney's Flight of The Navigator: An interview with Randal Kleiser

Flight of The Navigator is one of many family based Science-fiction films of the 1980's but distinguishes itself thanks to a great premise and some revolutionary special effects. I talked to its director Randal Kleiser (Grease, Blue Lagoon) ahead of its upcoming Bluray release to discuss the films adventurous spirit and technical innovations and more!

Review: Parasite

As Bong Joon-ho's Parasite continues to play at cinemas and expands to even more screens, Fly Fidelity contributor James Rodrigues offers his thoughts on the darkly funny satirical thriller. Read it below!

Genre Disorder: An Interview with Producer And Editor Extraordinaire Josh Ethier

If you’re a fan of genre film and have never heard of Josh Ethier, you’ve managed to avoid the work of one of the most prolific producer's, editor's and sound designer's in independent film from the past decade. Along with director Joe Begos, Ethier is one half of Channel 83, an L.A based studio that has produced and distributed five features, including the recently released artful and internal horror, Bliss, and their latest film VFW. Fly Fidelity and Fractured Visions sat down with Ethier to discuss his beginnings in TV editing, directing Gutter, working with Oz Perkins and Orion pictures for the atmospheric folk horror Gretel and Hansel, the splatter action VFW and more!

Review: Star Wars - The Rise Of Skywalker

JJ Abram offers a loving conclusion to the Skywalker trilogy whilst paying homage to the vision of George Lucas. Check out our review!

Cinematographer Lyle Vincent Talks "Daniel Isn't Real" And Working With SpectreVision

After allowing Ana Lily Amirpour to fully express her vision with A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night in 2014, cinematographer Lyle Vincent returns to Spectre Vision and has unlocked, enabled and elevated the work of Adam Egypt Mortimer with Daniel Isn't Real. Ahead of our screening at Chapter, we sat down with the DP responsible for plugging into it's complex look and talked about helping to achieve this and more!

Double Bill: 'Daniel Isn't Real' (2019) / 'Some Kind Of Hate' (2015)

To kick off our first double feature of the decade, Fractured Visions is showing a special advance screening of the modern, genre mashing masterwork, Daniel Isn't Real (2019), paired with Adam Egypt Mortimer's directorial debut, Some Kind Of Hate (2015). Experience a double dose of deathwave, including exclusive new film intro's this weekend, at Chapter.

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The Ten Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2019: Part Two

Concluding our list of our favourite Hip hop albums this year, here are five more releases that shined brightest in 2019, including fifteen honourable mentions.

Review: Marriage Story

Marriage Story explores the pain, tragedy and confusion of divorce like no other, standing out as a career highlight of Noah Baumbach.

The Ten Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2019: Part One

From "Retropolitan" to "Eve", these are five of Fly Fidelity's favourite albums of 2019.

Even if you don't need another reminder that these albums are great, there is guidance, affirmation and more to be found in this list.  Did any of your favourites make the cut?

Review: Little Monsters

With "Little Monsters" Lupita Nyong'o delivers her second performance in a Horror film this year, but does it have the "brains!" to stand out as a fresh example of the genre? Read our review to find out!

Five Things You Didn't Know About "Hard To Kill"

Story board artist and director James Iles (Dr. Who, The Crow, Sherlock) exclusively shares five nuggets about “Hard To Kill”; his short monster movie with Alastair Jenkins screening at Fractured Visions double bill Saturday 7th December.

Review: The Irishman

Martin Scorses's 10 year in the making mob epic is one for the ages with an uncharacteristic focus on reflection and regret. Check out our review!

Antonella Fulci on "Fulci For Fake" and the complexity of Lucio Fulci's legend

Antonella Fulci sounds energised when she addresses her contribution to "Fulci For Fake", the part documentary and part biopic about her late, great father Lucio Fulci, which Fractured Visions show at Chapter on December 7th. "I was lucky enough to have a good relationship through the entire production. People love my father and there is nothing like this film around. They could only watch his films, now they can see a film made about him in 2019," says Fulci, who gave director Simone Scafidi never seen before home footage, photo's and a rare interview. We sat down with the maestro's daughter to celebrate and discuss the only screening of "Fulci For Fake" in Cardiff, the re-appraisal and re-discovery of the Italian godfather of gore's films, memories of being on set for "Zombie" and more!

Review: Le Mans 66'

The latest feature from James Mangold fuels its running time with a story that takes a front-seat. James Rodrigues gives his two cents.

The first Lucio Fulci biopic is screening at Chapter Arts Centre

After their third annual film Festival last month, Fractured Visions is ending the decade with a screening of "Fulci For Fake" at Chapter
See the first Lucio Fulci biopic December 7th, a documentary that celebrates the life of Lucio Fulci, the maestro and Italian godfather of gore!
Featuring never seen before footage, photos and interviews, the event comes after Chapter's Italian Cinema Festival last month and ahead of a loaded 2020 for Fractured Visions.

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Review: Doctor Sleep

James Rodrigues shines a light on Mike Flanagan's sequel to "The Shining".

DJ Alkemy details making his album with Shark, "A Big Fish In A Bigger Pond," track by track

DJ Alkemy and Canada rapper Shark unite for "A Big Fish in a Bigger Pond", a ten track collaborative project that dives into pockets of depth to ripple effects. We caught up with one half of Applied Science and Wasp-18b, DJ Akemy, to discuss and break down the album, which is available to stream and download now.

Sharpening the perception of a mute crisis: An interview with PETA Vice President Kathy Guillermo

Kathy Guillermo, the vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) discusses the history of the organisation often embroiled in controversy, touching on everything from the disturbing silver springs Monkey case that launched the animal rights movement, collaborating with Wu Tang Clan's The RZA and speciesism, to the Metropolitan police's London-wide ban on Extinction Rebellion protests, the mixed bag of the Trump administration, changing the phrases we use to talk about animals and more.

A Face Melting Interview With Everything Is Terrible!

L.A. based found footage collective Everything Is Terrible has spent over the past decade turning the "worst" VHS tapes into internet gold. Between making films and doing countless live tours, they have amassed a collection boasting more than 25,000 copies of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes. Fly Fidelity and The Table Read talked to Everything Is Terrible during a rare UK tour run to discuss their Great Satan live show, the video nasty 80's controversy, their on-going quest to build a Jerry Maguire pyramid and more!

The memories that shaped Tim Clarke: The legacy and long jeopardy of a master toy designer

We sat down with the co creator of Boglins, Tim Clarke, for a feature length interview about his plans to re-release the original globally beloved and game changing 80's toy puppet, his memories working for Jim Henson on Muppets, The Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock and more!

Adam Egypt Mortimer talks 'Daniel Isn't Real' and finding creativity in anxiety

Fly Fidelity sat down with director Adam Egypt Mortimer to pick apart his second feature Daniel Isn't Real. The latest release from SpectreVision is currently performing a festival run with an upcoming theatrical and bluray release from Arrow Video, to be announced. We discussed it's origins and production, working with Patrick Schwarzenegger, obsessing over it's visual design and more!

Stringing Together a Nightmare: How the Black String Pulls Horror from Suburbia

We caught up with writer/director Brian Hanson and actor/co-writer Richard Handley to discuss The Black String, a film which recalls the hey day of the American paranoia Thriller, featuring an authentic inner howl and a collapsing of soul performance from Frankie Muniz. 

30 years of Brian Yuzna's grotesque satire, Society

It's been 30 years today since the first UK cinema release of Brian Yuzna's grotesque satire, Society. To celebrate we're sharing an interview we did with it's lead Billy Warlock 2 years ago. Watch listen to it here.

Director Henry Jacobson talks Bloodline and the house that Jason Blum built

HENRY JACOBSON's directorial debut, Bloodline, presents itself as a duality of sorts. Shot on the heels of him becoming a father, his first narrative feature, which comes out this week, ties his "bloodline" to a long lineage of cinematic influences. "I think there is a certain scariness and horror in birth and we wanted to confront that", he explains outside the Prince Charles cinema, following the UK premiere of Bloodline. "Having the birth of my son happen when I was making the film, has been one of the most beautiful and complicated and challenging but wonderful couple of years" he concludes. Featuring a seldom seen performance from Sean William Scott, Bloodline is a high grade thriller, that points to the tradition of hard boiled crime fiction used in Noir and expands on the tension building in Giallo films. I talked to Henry at length about it's production and the house that Jason Blumhouse built.

Trevor Gureckis Talks Scoring Music For Thriller, Bloodline

After seeing the directors cut UK premiere at Arrow Frightfest last month, composer and producer Trevor Gureckis took time out to discuss scoring Bloodline, the upcoming Blumhouse Thriller, before it's release next week via Momentum Pictures.

Review: Black Milk 'Dive'

Curtis Eugene Cross has always been about the music. Whether his fashion has changed or the
approach to creation (from a more electronic affair to full blown instrumentation), the man known as
Black Milk has always been about the music. And when it is about the music, rarely will the music suffer. And it must be said that, if anything, Black Milk has been consistent. With that said, we need to add Dive up there with his ability to remain consistent.

Dive serves as an “black inspiration” album of sorts. Whatever he makes of situations are either
to teach or to motivate. Take the first track off of the album: it is entitled “Save Yourself”. Take a listen to “Swimm” and you will see where I get these ideas from: that song is beautifully enticing as it is enthralling with its positive messages and massaging rhythms. Even the hard hitting “If U Say” takes the same route while BJ The Chicago Kid kills his singing routine. With a tracklist that is only 11 songs, there is very little room for…