A foreign documentary filmed within North Korea (a.
Dzigo Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera was boldly declared the greatest documentary of all time by esteemed cine-mag Sight and Sound recently, but it’s a term that suggests a comfortable, predictable format not to be found here.
Among the celebrated pantheon of British director David Lean’s body of work, The Sound Barrier is oft-forgotten.
There’s clearly a strong story to tell in the life of experimental psychologist Stanley Milgram, but despite an able cast and some welcome stylistic flourishes, Experimenter never quite gets its results.
It’s hard to overstate the influence of Jean-Luc Godard on the cinema that came after him – especially immediately following the death of his Cahiers du Cinéma and French New Wave contemporary Jacques Rivette.
Deep Red (or Profondo Rosso, to use its infinitely more ominous Italian title) is rightly regarded as one of the seminal works of Italian giallo maestro Dario Argento – still best known for Suspiria – and one of horror’s pivotal works.
Drown, an adaptation of a play of the same name by Stephen Davis, captures the confused, violent mindset of a man beginning to question his sexual orientation.
Having just turned into a teenager, Raffey Cassidy has gone above and beyond what most thirteen-year-olds have achieved.
In Philipp Stölzl’s The Physician we follow the story of Rob Cole (Tom Payne), a young Christian man from England who, haunted by the death of his mother, embarks on a mission to discover the most advanced healing techniques of the 11th century.
British screenwriter Tess Morris (pictured below) has been one to watch for a few years now, since claiming a spot on the Brit List – the UK equivalent of the Black List (the yearly compilation of Hollywood’s top executives’ favorite unproduced scripts) – back in 2011.
“I remember what they told us as kids, ‘Boys are born in cabbages, girls are born in flowers’.
Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively stars in this rather dull, scientifically-ridiculous romantic fantasy about the beautiful Adaline, whose ageing process is dramatically frozen at the age of 29.
Capturing the heart of the British nation during the celebrations of VE Day, A Royal Night Out is a sugar-coated, fact-fiction film.
The definition of a sleeper hit: a movie with little marketing push that still manages to make a tidy profit.
As Body, the new thriller from filmmakers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, who co-wrote and directed it, proves, horror really is open to many interpretations.
A man fights to rebuild his marriage after a horrific accident leaves him with amnesia, but as he begins to uncover the truth behind his so called marriage, it seems now he is fighting for his life.
Much has been said about the dark atmosphere in the TV series The Killing, (the original Danish one, not the uneven US remake) and if this murky drama is anything to go by, it seems to be something that Denmark does quite well.
How interesting could the day-to-day life of a middle-aged, closeted farmer be? The answer? Not very.
The inhabitants of Texarkana, famous for its horrific past, enjoy a Halloween tradition every year by having screenings of the world famous movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976), which depicts the true story of a masked serial killer, known as “the Phantom”, that terrorized their town in the late 40s.
It’s a weird time for movie distribution, as even films with big-name stars like Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro and Christian Bale can find themselves dumped straight to DVD with little fanfare.
2013’s Philomena was a true-life drama distributed by The Weinstein Company about a strong-willed elderly woman who pairs up with a younger man, and travels with him in order to find a loved one who was taken from her many years earlier.