THe Brand new testament

Read my picks for the most exciting films coming to British and American cinemas in 2016! Hit the links to go to FOEC Prime for 15 English Language Films for 2016 and 15 Foreign Language Films for 2016.



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Over on FOEC Prime I’ve completed my Top 30 list of the best films released into UK cinemas this year, as well as 15 extra Honourable Mentions!

PART 1 lists the 15 finest foreign language films of the year. It’s true that every language may be foreign to someone but this is a list for those that don’t mind a little reading, along with the pretty pictures and sexy naked people.

PART 2 covers my 15 favourites form the year in english language cinema, from The Lobster to It Follows to the Shaun the Sheep Movie!

PART 3 covers 15 honourable mentions and my picks for the best movies from the race of the 87th Academy Awards.




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Hop on over to the newest version of Films Of Every Colour for the start of the year-end BEST OF season! First up are my picks for the most wonderful illustrations and graphic designs to appear on the posters of some of the year’s finest films…

Click through to see the full gallery on FOEC – GREAT FILMS / GREAT POSTERS


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FOEC is shiny and new all over again!


Since moving back to London I have elected to give FOEC a little makeover and shift operations to its new home on Squarespace. New logos, slick designerizin’ and other sundries abound!

Check out the first review in the new site, a special write-up from the East End Film Festival of neo-Giallo The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears with an all-new original score by Blanck Mass!


What we do in the Shadows (2014)

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Vampires stalk the streets of Wellington in search of fun, friendship and virgins in the second feature film collaboration from Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi, which finds a documentary film crew capturing the less glamorous side of life after death.

Written & Directed by Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi / Starring Jermaine Clement, Taiki Waititi, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macauer / Cinematography by Richard Bluck, D.J. Stipsen / Music by Plan 9 / Film Editing by Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya, Jonathan Woodford-Robinson / Production by Funny or Die, New Zealand Film Commission Read More

Borgman (2013)

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Borgman 2013 review Green Medal FOECAffluent Dutch townies become the victims of an unholy force of justice in Alex van Warmerdam’s insidious black comedy. A hugely enjoyable tease from start to finish, Borgman almost overcomes its own obscurity but never amounts to more than the sum of its parts.

Written & Directed by Alex van Warmerdam / Starring Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval / Cinematography by Tom Erisman / Music by Vincent van Warmerdam / Editing by Job ter Burg / Production by Graniet Film  Read More



But every language is foreign to someone, n’est pas? I’ve decided to compose my second watch list for this year from films that will need subtitles in UK and US cinemas. Few of the Most Anticipated… lists that have been dropping across the internet in the past month have focussed on upcoming releases from outside the US so I present this personal list to give my fellow cinephiles a rundown of the spectrum of exotic delights that ought to add some spice to the proceedings in 2015. Read More