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Interview: Toni Myers, director of A Beautiful Planet Interview: Toni Myers, director of A Beautiful Planet

Toni Myers is one of the most successful IMAX directors of all... 

Robert De Niro Q&A Robert De Niro Q&A

Q.  Is it true that you have not worked with director Nancy... 

Jean-Luc Godard – The Political Film Theorist Jean-Luc Godard – The Political Film Theorist

Jean-Luc Godard shouldn’t be looked at as a filmmaker who... 

Ron Scalpello interview (Pressure)

Pressure tells the story of four deep-sea saturation divers... 

Mr. Turner’s clothed buttocks: most complained about scene last year Mr. Turner’s clothed buttocks: most complained about scene last year

In 2014, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) received... 

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News

I, Daniel Blake I, Daniel Blake

A blistering and emotional incident of faceless bureaucracy... 

New trailer: Hunt for the Wilderpeople New trailer: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

A new trailer has been released for the New Zealand comedy drama... 

The Hallow The Hallow

The Hallow is an Anglo Irish psychological fantasy horror, directed... 

The Age of Adaline The Age of Adaline

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades,... 

Big Game Big Game

Samuel L. Jackson stars as the President of the United States... 

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Film Reviews

The Small World of Sammy Lee The Small World of Sammy Lee

During the 1960s, Anthony Newley was a prominent figure in showbiz; a former child star turned actor, as well as an acclaimed singer and songwriter, and one-half of celebrity couple with wife Joan Collins. As a child actor, Newley played the Artful Dodger in David Lean’s Oliver Twist (1948). As a songwriter, he co-wrote songs including Goldfinger,... [Read more of this review]

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

Image copyright: Washington DC, 1964, Copyright Apple Corps. Reporter: “What place do you think this story of The Beatles is going to have in the history of Western culture?” Paul McCartney: “You must be kidding with that question…it’s not culture, it’s a good laugh!” The Beatles are undoubtedly the most successful group in music history.... [Read more of this review]

I, Daniel Blake I, Daniel Blake

A blistering and emotional incident of faceless bureaucracy is made by veteran British film maker Ken Loach in his superb new movie, I, Daniel Blake, which deservedly won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The central character, Daniel Blake, suffered a heart attack at work. Until he is fully recovered he has been strongly advised by... [Read more of this review]

The Girl on the Train The Girl on the Train

Spending hours each week on the same train, travelling to the same destination watching the same houses and lives shoot past is a concept that most commuters can relate to, and is the idea behind Tate Taylor’s adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel, The Girl on the Train. However, unlike her fellow passengers, Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) becomes fixated... [Read more of this review]

A Quiet Passion A Quiet Passion

Veteran British filmmaker Terence Davies returned to the peak of perfection with his brilliant chamber piece, A Quiet Passion. This is an absorbing, meticulously crafted chamber piece, centring on the celebrated 19th-century American poet, Emily Dickinson which takes her from the time she left Ladies College at the age of 17 to her death at 55 from... [Read more of this review]

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Trailers

Hidden Figures trailer Hidden Figures trailer

A trailer has been released for historical biopic Hidden Figures, about the team of African-American women who worked for NASA. Here’s the official synopsis: Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working... [Read more of this review]

Blood Father trailer Blood Father trailer

A new trailer for forthcoming Mel Gibson thriller Blood Father. Here is the synopsis: After her drug kingpin boyfriend frames her for stealing a fortune in cartel cash, 17-year-old Lydia (Erin Moriarty) goes on the run, with only one ally in this whole wide world: her perennial screw-up of a dad, John Link (Mel Gibson), who’s been a motorcycle... [Read more of this review]

Free State of Jones trailer Free State of Jones trailer

A trailer for Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey has been released. Below is the film’s synopsis: Free State of Jones is an epic drama set during the American Civil War and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight (Academy Award®-winner Matthew McConaughey), and his extraordinary rebellion against the Confederate States... [Read more of this review]

New trailer: The Idol

A new trailer has been released for Hany Abu-Assad’s The Idol, a film based on a true story that is released in UK cinemas on Friday. It is based on the life of Mohammad Assaf, who won the 2013 series of Arab Idol. Below is the official synopsis: A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad, dreams of singing in the Cairo Opera House and for the world to hear his... [Read more of this review]

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