News, Reviews & Features
  • Interview: Jon Favreau on Swingers, Friends, Iron Man and Chef

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 23rd June 2014

    This may not have escaped your attention, but I like films. I also like food, which definitely hasn't escaped your attention. I've loved the work of Jon Favreau ever since Swingers got me out of a five-year relationship slump, so you can imagine my delight when I learned of Chef: a film about food, written by, directed by and starring Jon Favreau. On the surface it's about sandwiches, but it's really all about getting back to your roots; for Favreau, it's a return to the style which made Swingers so beloved by proto-hipsters like myself. When given the chance to interview Jon, I practically bit his hand off. Because I was hungry. Hungry for journalism. And sandwiches.

  • TheShiznit.co.uk presents... Swingers: the whole swingin' shindig

    Movie Feature | Ali | 2nd July 2012

    As I think I may have previously mentioned, we hosted our very own screening of Swingers on Thursday last week, and now we'd like to tell you all about it, because this is our website and we can do whatever we want with it, so there.

  • Back later, out swinging

    Movie News | Ali | 28th June 2012

    Although it's not too late to swing by...

  • A poster for a thing we're doing

    Movie News | Ali | 18th June 2012

    Pretty sure I've mentioned it. (Details here, full size poster here).

  • TheShiznit.co.uk presents: Swingers

    Movie Feature | Ali | 7th June 2012

    First came Fight Club, now it's time for the Swingers among you to assemble. Come one come all to The Shiznit's second screening, Doug Liman's Swingers, at the Stratford East Picturehouse.

  • Why I Love... Swingers

    Movie Feature | Ali | 16th September 2005

    Shit. Oh shit. She's looking at me. I think she's actually waiting for me to say something. Fuuuuck. Say something out of left field; throw her, keep it relaxed and funny, drag her into your own world and keep her interested. "Drag racing is awesome!" Fuck, I can't believe I just said those words to a girl. I d...