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TIFF 2016 Round-up
Festivals

TIFF 2016 Round-up

After a week and a half and hundreds of films, TIFF has come to an end. Taxi drivers can stop complaining about the forced pedestrianisation of King Street, the queue in Tim Hortons near the main venue will return to normal, and Toronto bids farewell to a load of people […]

TIFF 2016 – La La Land (2016)
Film Review

TIFF 2016 – La La Land (2016)

Some way in from the start, Emma Stone finds herself in a swanky restaurant dressed to the nines. The talk is boring, full of business deals and superficial pleasantries. Then she hears a familiar tune and it all fades down until only the music remains. That’s La La Land all […]

BFI Unveils Line-Up for 60th London Film Festival
Festivals

BFI Unveils Line-Up for 60th London Film Festival

October marks the return of the BFI London Film Festival, which highlights the year’s most anticipated films in venues across the city, including a 780-seat pop-up cinema in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Celebrating its 60th year, the UK’s biggest film festival will be showing 245 fiction and documentary films, which includes 18 world […]

Irrational Man
Film Review

Irrational Man (2015)

Well we’ve been here before. There’s the usual sprinkling of cultural references (Kant and Antonioni make it into the opening voiceover), the stricken but charming leading man stuck in a perpetual existential crisis, and the attractive young waif who exists to pull him out. It diverts off the path in […]

Film Review

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

Attractive misogyny  Woody Allen’s latest movie, Magic in the Moonlight, is one of his brightest and prettiest recent baubles; and we thought he couldn’t come up with another one. It’s set on the French Riviera in 1928, where the ladies wear gauzy flapper dresses, the men are in three-piece linens, and […]

Feature, Film Review

Birdman (2014)

He used to be Birdman. It’s the refrain that’s dogged Michael Keaton’s Riggan Thomson for years. Once famous for playing the winged superhero in a trio of films that finished two decades ago, he’s now only famous for… well playing Birdman two decades ago. But all that’s about to change […]

Film Review

Movie 43 (2013)

I’m not crediting everyone individually here, because it would just take too long, but Movie 43 puts together a decent list of names both behind and in front of the camera. It’s a comedy movie made up of sketches, connected by a framing device that, depending on which version you […]

News

Venom to appear in Amazing Spiderman 2?

The Amazing Spiderman was a well received re-boot to the Spiderman franchise. It was so well regarded by the film community because of  its more accurate take on the hero, more ‘true’ to the comic books most would say. Andrew Garfield played the lead role as Peter Parker/Spiderman whilst Emma […]

Film Review

Gangster Squad (2013)

Photoshopped Somebody up there at Warner Bros. must have realised that Gangster Squad, a cops-and-crooks story set in Los Angeles in the late Forties, is a terrible movie, despite its stellar cast. So they’ve released it in Hollywood’s dump-the-rubbish month of January, when people are more interested in the Oscar nominations. […]