Brain Cancer Appeal

24 Sep , 2014  

You may have noticed that there has been a reduction in posts over the last couple of years on this website.


Documentaries, Lists, News

Sight & Sound’s Greatest Documentaries List

1 Aug , 2014  

Sight and Sound have recently released the results of a poll of critics and filmmakers to find the greatest documentaries of all time.



DVD & Blu-ray Picks: June 2014

9 Jun , 2014  

DVD and Blu-ray Picks - June 2014

Including Dallas Buyers Club, This Sporting Life, The Good the Bad and the Ugly (Remastered), The Past, Nashville and Her

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Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

5 Feb , 2014  

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia

One of the most acclaimed actors of his generation passed away in New York yesterday, aged 46.


The East

28 Jun , 2013  

Brit Marling in The East

An intriguing thriller about the penetration of an eco-terrorist group provides a reminder that interesting ideas realised on a lower budget can be highly effective.

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News, Thoughts

The January Catchup

13 Jan , 2013  

January Backlog 2013

For US and UK audiences, January mostly represents a barren month where studios dump their bad films as the awards season heats up.

Lists, News

Sight And Sound’s Top Films Of 2012

1 Dec , 2012  

Sight and Sound Top Films 2012

This year’s Sight and Sound end-of-year poll has been topped by Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.


Rewind 2012

19 Nov , 2012  

2012 Rewind

A recap of notable film events since April


Back to Blogging

19 Nov , 2012  

T2 Returns

So, regular blogging finally resumes after a 6 month break.


Film Notes #14: Following (1998)

6 Apr , 2012  


Christopher Nolan’s debut film is #14 in our Film Notes series.


News, Thoughts

Women on Film

8 Mar , 2012  

Women in Film on International Women's Day

Some movie clips of female movie characters to celebrate International Women’s Day, ranging from silent pioneers to animated superheroes

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Festivals, News

Sundance London 2012 Lineup

7 Mar , 2012  

Sundance London 2012 Line-up

The line-up has been announced for the inaugural Sundance London festival which will take place between 26-29th April.

Awards Season, News

84th Academy Awards: Winners

27 Feb , 2012  

Uggie and Jean Dujardin

Full list of the winners at the 84th Academy Awards

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Remembering Bingham Ray

18 Feb , 2012  

Bingham Ray

Although often overshadowed by more famous rivals, Bingham Ray was one of the key figures in independent film over the last 25 years.



Emmanuel Lubezki wins the ASC Award

14 Feb , 2012  

Hunter McCracken and Brad Pitt in The Tree of Life

Emmanuel Lubezki has won the ASC award for his work on Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.



Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer discuss The Help on Tavis Smiley

13 Feb , 2012  

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer on the Tavis Smiley show

Two stars of The Help recently gave an impassioned defence of their roles in the film.

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News, Short Films

Vimeo Festival + Awards 2012

12 Feb , 2012  

Vimeo Festival 2012

Video sharing site Vimeo is preparing for its second Festival + Awards and this year judges include Edgar Wright, James Franco and Colin Greenwood.


Is the Internet becoming HAL 9000?

9 Feb , 2012  

HAL watches the astronauts through the glass in 2001 A Space Odyssey

What does the resignation of an England football manager have to do with a science fiction film made in 1968?



Camden Council Robocop

5 Feb , 2012  

Camden Robocop

A video surfaced last night of a Camden resident Jim Jepps recording what appears to be a North London version of ED-209.


Ben Gazzara (1930-2012)

4 Feb , 2012  

Ben Gazzara as Jackie Treehorn in The Big Lewbowski

Clips from the career of Ben Gazzara, who passed away yesterday at the age of 81.

Festivals, News

Beasts of the Southern Wild at Sundance

26 Jan , 2012  

A scene from Beasts of the Southern Wild

One of the breakout films from this year’s Sundance film festival has been the feature debut of Benh Zeitlin.



Eureka to release Double Indemnity and The Lost Weekend

24 Jan , 2012  

Masters of Cinema to release classic Wilder and Hitchcock

Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend and Lifeboat are getting dual-format DVD and Blu-ray releases in the coming months


Awards Season, News

84th Academy Awards Nominations

24 Jan , 2012  

84th Academy Awards Nominations in Full

The nominations in full for the 84th Academy Awards, which are led by Hugo (11) and The Artist (10).

Awards Season, News

Oscar Nominations Live Stream

24 Jan , 2012  

Oscar Nominations Announcement

The 84th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement is being streamed live on YouTube.

News, Thoughts

British Film 2012: DCMS Report

19 Jan , 2012  

A Future for British Film

A recent policy report into the UK film industry sparked kneejerk headlines but is actually a detailed blue print for the future of British films.



Universal Restoring Classic Movies

18 Jan , 2012  

Universal 100th Anniversary

As part of their centennial celebrations Universal are restoring some of their classic films on Blu-ray, including Dracula, The Birds and Jaws

Awards Season, News

BAFTA Nominations

17 Jan , 2012  

BAFTA 2011

The BAFTA nominations were announced earlier today and The Artist leads the field, closely followed by Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.



DVD & Blu-ray Releases: Monday 16th January 2012

16 Jan , 2012  

UK DVD & Blu-ray Picks 16-01-12

Including The Guard and Alien Quadrilogy


Awards Season, News

BAFTA Longlist

6 Jan , 2012  

BAFTA Longlist 2011-12

My Week with Marilyn and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy lead the first round of voting


UK Cinema Releases: Friday 6th January 2012

6 Jan , 2012  

UK Cinema Releases 06-01-12

Including The Iron Lady and Goon

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