Home / Culture / Culture features

Culture features

HR Giger 1940-2014: Farewell to the Last Great Surrealist

Swiss artist H. R. Giger dies aged 74

Yesterday, social media exploded with the news that Hans Rudolph Giger, leading light of biomechanical art, had died from injuries sustained in a fall. At one point, the UK chart of trending Twitter topics was so violently thrown by the artist’s departure that his name sat just below a hashtag …

Read More »

V/H/S ‘Cellar Rentals’ Event


I’ve always found supposed evidence for ‘fate’ too trivial to take seriously, yet recently my worldview got a severe shakedown. On the day Momentum Pictures celebrates the launch of its new horror film V/H/S (check out our review here) by turning London’s Blackall Studios into a fully recreated video rental …

Read More »

Zipangu Japanese film festival this weekend


If, like us, you love Japanese cinema then you’ll want to get yourself to London this weekend (14-16 September) to check out the innovative Zipangu Fest. Now in its third year and in its new venue of the Cinema Museum in Kennington Zipangu Fest celebrates Japan’s rich cinematic heritage with …

Read More »