Feature

Somewhere Over The Rainbow . . . .
Feature

Somewhere Over The Rainbow . . . .

With the absolutely brilliant Green Room being released here in the UK on September 19th (in disc form, anyway), we really wanted to do something special to bring some more attention to a film I called “a lean, nasty, grimy thriller that feels very much like something from an earlier decade.” […]

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(FILES) This October 2, 2012 file photo shows the iconic Hollywood sign  in Los Angeles, California.   Arnold Schwarzenegger famously made it big in Hollywood from humble -- and foreign -- beginnings. But he was hardly the first newcomer to strike gold in Tinseltown. From Charlie Chaplin's 1917 "The Immigrant" to 1990's "Green Card" and 2011's "A Better Life," the story of Tinseltown has long been a tale of immigrants, whose lives are reflected back on screen. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
Feature, News, Video

2015’s ‘Sound Bites’ of the year

It’s always good to hear other people’s views and opinions, and Hollywood celebrities are usually more than happy to share their sagely wisdom with the rest of us.  2015 was a vintage year for such anecdotes, so here are some of our favourites.  Reading these makes you realise how normal […]

Salem’s Lot (1979)
DVD Review, Feature, Reviews

Salem’s Lot (1979)

The season is fast approaching when it’s time to gather together and catch up with old friends. It’s also the time of year when, with the long, winter nights drawing in, there is nothing better than to curl up inside, dim the lights, and settle back with a good old […]

Anything Cannes can do ……..
Feature, Festivals, News

Anything Cannes can do ……..

That’s it, the event which is the Cannes Film Festival is over for another year. The awards have been awarded, the red carpets mothballed and the stars and international media have moved on until it all happens again in another twelve months. However, apart from those winning the awards and […]

La Tête Haute
Feature, Festivals

Cannes 2015

It’s that time of the year again when all eyes even partially interested in the world of film turn to the French Riviera. For a week and a half, this time from 13-24 May, Cannes bridges the gap between glamour and obscure arthouse cinema, bringing mega stars and international filmmakers […]

The Lobster (2015)
Feature, Film Review

The Lobster (2015)

If you could turn into any animal, what would you choose? An academic question where we come from, in Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ universe it’s a practical matter requiring careful consideration. In his surreal dystopian romantic satire, also his English language debut, it’s the final punishment facing anyone who fails […]

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Feature, Film Review

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Oh, look: another hero. In 1985, apparently sending George Miller’s Mad Max franchise to the hereafter, Tina Turner sang “we don’t need another hero”. Thirty years later, Miller has had a change of heart. Mad Max is back, with another hero, and she’s called Furiosa. Mad Max: Fury Road is […]