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Thomas Humphrey

Thomas Humphrey

A freelance film journalist and acting director of the Nottingham Alternative Film Network. This network aims to champion short films, and tries to bring great features which UK distributors overlook to the city.
A freelance film journalist and acting director of the Nottingham Alternative Film Network. This network aims to champion short films, and tries to bring great features which UK distributors overlook to the city.


Articles by Thomas Humphrey

“The Hard Stop” is the documentary Britain needs

By Thomas Humphrey July 25, 2016

Examining the 2011 police killing of Mark Duggan, George Amponsah’s doc makes some incredibly important observations on modern society. During the course of the recent shitfest of contemporary British politics, there have been few films that have seemed as timely as George Amponsah’s The Hard Stop. In a period where the political classes that rule and […]

Eva Husson & Finnegan Oldfield talk bold new drama “Bang Gang”

By Thomas Humphrey June 13, 2016

The director and star discuss the sexual and cultural themes the film explores.  Eva Husson’s latest movie Bang Gang: A Modern Story tells the story of group of French teenagers who boldly go through a “year of gang bangs,” and somewhat remarkably this story isn’t entirely made up. In 1996, a group of teenagers really did do […]

Simon Stone interview – “The Daughter” director

By Thomas Humphrey June 6, 2016

The Australian director talks relating with his characters and communicating with his audience through metaphor. The Daughter is an emotive debut drama mounted by the talented Simon Stone, one of a number of smart young directors emerging from Australia today. The film itself is actually an adaptation of a play of the same name by […]

“Mustang” is a nuanced, provocative drama

By Thomas Humphrey May 24, 2016

Deniz Gamze Ergüven stuns with her feature film debut. The first thing to note about Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang is the fact it has a real aesthetic of movement. An unmistakably scintillating debut, this art-house indie tells the story of five bubbly, mysteriously orphaned sisters who live spiritedly with their grandmother and uncle in rural […]

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