Oct 112013
 
The Witches: Blu-ray + LFF Screening Review

Last year StudioCanal restored and re-released the classic Hammer films The Devil Rides Out, The Mummy’s Shroud and Rasputin the Mad Monk for the first time on Blu-ray. This year they have chosen the Cyril Frankel film The Witches as the next film to be given the restoration treatment. The film will be screened at [...]

Apr 172013
 
Wallander: The Troubled Man UK Premiere Screening + Q&A with Krister Henriksson

Wallander: The Troubled Man UK Premiere Screening + Q&A with Krister Henriksson  The Nordic Noir Film Club are hosting a one off special screening, which just so happens to be the UK premiere, of the new Wallander film The Troubled Man. This screening will take place at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on April 22nd 2013 [...]

Feb 142013
 
The Last Stand: Cinema Review

The Last Stand carries with it two significant factors, number one it is Kim Ji-Woon, director of I Saw the Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters and the glorious action-western-comedy The Good, The Bad, The Weird, with his english language debut. And number two is the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to being the leading man in an [...]

Feb 142013
 
Django Unchained: Cinema Review

For years and years everybody’s favourite, well maybe not everybody, movie nerd come filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has promised his loyal fans a western film, and for years we’ve waited for Tarantino to reinvigorate this forgotten genre by adding that wit and spark that he injected into the often stoic and heavy war film genre that [...]

Sep 192012
 
Lawless: Cinema Review

Hello! John Hillcoat doesn’t make comfortable films to watch. John Hillcoat makes dirty sticky films, where there are no good guys, just different levels of bad guys. In 2005 Hillcoat made one of the best westerns of recent times The Proposition. The trick was he and screenwriter Nick Cave, of Bad Seeds and Grinderman fame, [...]

Sep 162012
 
Holy Motors: Picturehouse Cinema's Live Q&A with Kylie Minogue, Denis Levant and Leos Carax

Hello! Holy Motors: Picturehouse Cinema’s Live Q&A with Kylie Minogue, Denis Levant and Leos Carax Holy Motors marks the return of French director Leos Carax, real name Alexandre Oscar Dupont, after a near 13 year sabbatical from directing. The mind behind films such as Boy Meets Girl and Pola X, is famed for his visual [...]

Sep 112012
 
Anna Karenina: Cinema Review

Hello! Anna Karenina is the fifth film from Joe Wright, and the second in two years, something that is almost unheard of from a director who puts so much emphasis on scope and rehearsal, working everything through meticulous planning to ensure his vision is fully achieved. Which all makes perfect sense with a film like [...]

Aug 062012
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: Review

Hello! Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third film to be adapted from the hugely successful Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, by author Jeff Kinney. The first film was released in 2010 and although it received mixed reviews, the film made over six times it’s budget, on the back of a [...]

Jul 142012
 
Edinburgh International Film Festival: Brave

Hello! Brave is the latest 3D offering from the guys at Pixar studios, and is the first fully original film they have made for three years, after 2010′s mega hit Toy Story 3 and last years dire, giant toy advert, Cars 2. I’m not one of those who sees no wrong in Pixar Studios, I [...]