Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

LFF 2014 Short Film Roundup No.3

LFF 2014 Short Film Roundup No.3
Our third roundup of short films at this year’s BFI London Film Festival is a bit of a mixed bag. We have 5 films that veer in subject between sweet family animation and extreme experimental art, which is great, though they veer also in quality between highly polished and pretty unwatchable. Our...
October 14th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.2

LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.2
For our second round-up of short films at this year’s BFI London Film Festival we have two from England, one from Finland and one from Germany; an action-comedy, a documentary, a family drama and an experimental film-essay about…I’m not really sure. The two British films were produced...
October 12th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.1

LFF 2014 Short Films Roundup No.1
As usual this year, the London Film Festival has provided an immense programme of big films, big name directors and the usual cavalcade of stars attending its premiers and gala screenings. However, while all of this is going on, there is an oft overlooked element to the festival, and that is the once...
October 12th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Luna: An Interview with Dave Mckean

Luna: An Interview with Dave Mckean
As a multi – award winning comic book artist, author, filmmaker, illustrator and photographer it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to an individual like Dave Mckean. From hugely influential artistic collaborations with Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, Mirrormask) to the sublime illustrations...
October 3rd, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Hollywood Down the Cable — Popular Films on Netflix and Prime

Hollywood Down the Cable — Popular Films on Netflix and Prime
As winter approaches and the sun sets earlier, the likelihood of spending evenings indoors increases. The cold and darkness provide the perfect excuse to watch movies indoors. Many of us are turning to online streaming to watch everything from classic films to recent Hollywood blockbusters. Fans of the...
October 2nd, 2014 | Feast Advice, Spotlight | Read More

The Pigeon Roars – 71st Venice International Film Festival Round-up

The Pigeon Roars – 71st Venice International Film Festival Round-up
The projector’s turned off, the red carpet rolled up and unwanted delegates have been banished from the safe confines of the 5 star Excelsior hotel. After 11 days of non-stop screenings and a dollop of star power, the 71st Venice International Film Festival has drawn to a close. When the programme...
September 9th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

The Cut Interview Part 1 – Fatih Akin

The Cut Interview Part 1 – Fatih Akin
The Armenian Genocide that started in 1915 remains a hugely controversial issue today. Nearly 100 years on, Turkey, and many other countries, do not officially recognise it as genocide. With very few films made about this event, The Cut, selected to compete in the main competition at the 71st Venice...
September 9th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

The Cut Interview Part 2 – Tahar Rahim

The Cut Interview Part 2 – Tahar Rahim
Tahar Rahim only came to widespread notice five years ago when he landed the lead role in Jacques Audiard’s brilliant prison drama A Prophet. Since then, he’s continued to build an impressive CV, working with some of the best filmmakers currently active. The latest to secure his talents is Fatih...
September 9th, 2014 | Spotlight | Read More

Flowers of Taipei: An Interview with Chinlin Hsieh

Flowers of Taipei: An Interview with Chinlin Hsieh
One of the main delights on offer at festivals is the opportunity to stumble across films that might otherwise never receive the exposure they deserve. This is particularly true of documentaries that are increasingly relegated to Netflix’s eccentric collection. It’s a shame because there are real...
September 8th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Good Kill Interview Part 1 – Ethan Hawke and Andrew Niccol

Good Kill Interview Part 1 – Ethan Hawke and Andrew Niccol
Barely a day goes by now without news of another US military drone strike. Sometimes its positive news, other times it’s tragic, but either way, the future of armed conflict appears to be here already. Arriving to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, Good Kill,...
September 8th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More