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From the film’s opening title card, a direct visual reference to Seinfeld (US, 1990-98), Pub Crawl knowingly nods and winks us into sitcom territory, signalling its intention as a tongue-in-cheek parody. The premise is short but sweet; a group of friends are on a boozy night out, as we share their experience of loud rock ‘n’ roll, dingy public toilets and increasingly blurred vision.

It is a charming enough piece of work that mines its influences from television comedies such as the aforementione...

Lucas Coyte’s Fractured Horizon is quite the spectacle to behold. Light on narrative and entirely free of dialogue, the film is ostensibly about a lone explorer escaping from a dying star, but Fractured Horizon is mostly an exercise in visual and sonic experimentation. Every frame of this sci-fi short intensely bursts with fluid colours and abstract patterns that dance across the retinae in balletic sequences, and clearly take inspiration from Douglas Trumbull’s mind-popping special effects in 2...

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