Tag Archives: 2016

FrightFest reviews: Day Five

Traditionally, the fifth day is when festival fatigue starts to set in. When the final film for the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights can begin as late as 2355, it means that, by the time it’s finished and you’ve taken public transport from Shepherd’s Bush to Islington, walked home, brushed your teeth, undressed, et cetera, […]

FrightFest reviews: Day Four

Short Film Showcase Two The second of the short film showcases was really something astonishing to behold; I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a brilliantly-curated programme of shorts. It started off in stylish yet not entirely convincing fashion with “Francois”, before hitting its stride with “No Touching”, a Buffy-recalling short built around the inimitable […]

FrightFest reviews: Day Three

For the most part, Saturday was the big day for this year’s FrightFest, which is exactly what you might expect. Several of the most anticipated screenings of the festival took place and, for those who were unable to book five days off from work to watch horror films, it was also the most practical day […]

FrightFest reviews: Day Two

The Chamber Day Two of FrightFest kicked off, for me at least, with The Chamber, an entry in the “trapped” subgenre that also includes Open Water, Adrift, Frozen, and Landmine Goes Click. In all of these films, a small group of people begin to turn on each other as their nerves become frayed by the […]

FrightFest reviews: Day One

For the third year running, your correspondent has braved FrightFest, a festival of horror films taking place over five days in Central London. This year it was particularly brave of me as, instead of the familiar Leicester Square of previous fests, it was held in the Shepherd’s Bush Vue, which meant my journey required changing […]

An Early Look at FrightFest

We take a look at what to expect at this year’s FrightFest… In just over a month, FrightFest will begin. The festival of horror and genre cinemas, which this year will take place over five days, from August 25th until August 29th, in the Shepherd’s Bush Vue, has been covered by mrrumsey.com for the last […]

The Top Ten Films to See This January

Here’s our take on the ten most interesting looking films which reach UK cinemas this month… We’re now fully in the swing of the new year and having finished looking back to the films of 2015 we thought it was about time that we had a look at what films we have to look forward to for this month. We’re […]

BAFTA Nominations

The BAFTA 2016 nominations are in! Today the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have unveiled their nomination list and Carol and Bridge of Spies are leading the pack with nine nominations each. We’re pretty pleased overall with the selection BAFTA have made here, alongside recognising Carol (which we loved) they’ve nominated the excellent Mad Max: Fury Road in seven different […]

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year! We’re very happy to report that 2015 was a very busy year for Mr Rumsey’s. A personal blog became a site with a team of writers behind it, each of whom brought their own distinct approach and critical stance which has helped the site diversify no end. December was a quiet month for us […]