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John Higgins

John Higgins

John Higgins is an ongoing Contributing Writer for Film and TV Now, an online Film website, writing reviews and articles. He is also a qualified scriptwriter, having graduated from Euroscript in 2012, and is a member of the BKSTS. In April 2016, he completed an Intensive course in Cinematography with the London Film Academy and is now looking to collaborate on future projects. He also has his own Facebook page: John Higgins - Film Review, which he launched in 2015 - 16.
John Higgins is an ongoing Contributing Writer for Film and TV Now, an online Film website, writing reviews and articles. He is also a qualified scriptwriter, having graduated from Euroscript in 2012, and is a member of the BKSTS. In April 2016, he completed an Intensive course in Cinematography with the London Film Academy and is now looking to collaborate on future projects. He also has his own Facebook page: John Higgins - Film Review, which he launched in 2015 - 16.


Articles by John Higgins

Lucas and Spielberg: The ultimate filmmaking friendship

By John Higgins May 18, 2017

John Higgins goes back over the innovations produced by one of the most prolific bonds in the history of cinema: the Lucas and Spielberg friendship. Their work continues to pioneer and influence umpteen modern filmmakers and they retain that ever-friendly rivalry, going back to their early days at the inception of the so-called ‘Movie Brat’ […]

“Don’t Knock Twice” shows a lot of promise

By John Higgins March 20, 2017

There is much promise to behold in Don’t Knock Twice, a reasonably effective horror-fest shot on location in Wales in the Autumn of 2015, writes John Higgins. Directed by Caradog James, we are firmly in Paranormal Activity/Conjuring territory, with a touch of The Amityville Horror and The Babadook thrown in for good measure. Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff plays […]

How To Make a Remake: “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “War of the Worlds”

By John Higgins March 6, 2017

Remakes and reboots – can live with them, can avoid them (so some think), John Higgins looks at the history of two of the most successful examples. It seems these days we can’t read a film magazine or a newspaper article without some studio, worried about declining box-office and spread-sheets, announcing some obscure movie that […]

A Conspiracy Mars-terpiece: Memories of “Capricorn One”

By John Higgins March 5, 2017

John Higgins unpacks the secrets of this conspiracy classic from Peter Hyams. Along with the classic 1978 remake of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, Peter Hyams’ Capricorn One is very much a product of the decade and paranoia inherent in contemporary America at the time and taps into the essence of why the visual medium of film  […]

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