Katie McCabe

Writer and editor for print and online media

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Donald Sutherland Interview

In a dark room swarmed by publicists, Donald Sutherland is illuminated by the spotlights on his slicked-back silver hair. I stand to shake his hand. Even though he’s seated, his towering body puts us at eye level. A robust handshake from him near snaps my fingers and though he’s 75 years old, I find myself…

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review

I reviewed Tomas Alfredson’s slow-burning thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for The Hollywood News film website. Something is rotten at the top of the Circus. Chiselled down to four agents of M16, the Circus are the Stonehenge of the spy community. Too old, world weary and shrouded in secrets. Among them is a Soviet mole, and Gary…

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It’s Not Easy Being Greene

I wrote about the high and lows of the films inspired by Graham Greene’s work for Little White Lies. See the published article here. With Brighton Rock in cinemas this week, we look at the best and the worst Graham Greene adaptations. When it came to film adaptations, ‘Brighton Rock’ author Graham Greene was a curmudgeon. Not just that,…

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LSFF Round Up For Little White Lies

See the published article on the Little White Lies website here. Last weekend the 8th annual LSFF served up a helping of visceral horror-nasties, overbearing mothers and strangely judgemental mimes. The wonderful thing about short film screenings is the applause that follows the fade out. There is a sense of pride that lingers in the…

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Brotherhood Review For Little White Lies

See the published review on the Little White Lies website here. Will Canon’s debut is essentially a college film which slots into the unfortunate genre of ‘frat thriller’. Brotherhood has been criticised for being too mainstream for an indie movie, but there is no template for a first feature. DirectorWill Canon isn’t likely to have…

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Ride, Rise, Roar Review For Little White Lies

See the published review on the Little White Lies website here. There is nothing more abhorrent than the phrase, ‘you have to see it live to really get it’,but Ride, Rise, Roar is testament to those words. The near-spontaneous documentary, directed by Hillman Curtis, follows former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and his avante garde collective…

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BFI London Film Festival Report

I won the Ideastap BFI Film Festival Reporter competition and was sent along to represent the site and cover two events: a one to one live talk and retrospective with Michael Winterbottom and the Nanni Moretti film We Have A Pope. View the piece here. Each event at this year’s LFF has had that little touch of…

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