LFF 2016 Highlights Part 1

It is now a week into the 60th BFI London Film Festival, and so far it has offered some cinematic delights. Here are some LFF 2016 highlights from the first week of screenings… LFF 2016 Highlights – Unmissable La La Land From the opening sequence, it is obvious that La La Land is something special. Damien Chazelle does not disappoint […]

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Hellraiser: Goriest Moments

To celebrate the release of Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box, a limited run of deluxe boxsets, here is a look back on the goriest moments from the original Hellraiser film. Spoilers ahead, for those who have never seen the film. Needless to say, these clips are NSFW… Frank’s Rebirth Frank’s first proper appearance in Hellraiser comes as he is reborn through […]

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London Film Festival 2015 Preview

The BFI London Film Festival 2015 commences this Wednesday, with a total of 238 fiction and documentary features being screened, including 16 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 40 European Premieres and 11 Archive films. The festival opens with the European premiere of Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan. Here are some of the films to catch at the London Film Festival […]

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The New Superhero Movies

With the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron last week, superhero movie season has just begun.Back in the late 1970-mid-1990s era, audiences were lucky to get one big comic book adaptation a year. Now, this is the tentpole genre, with several new superhero movies being released each year. Both Marvel and DC Movies have revealed a busy slate for the coming years. […]

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Preview of Coming Attractions: Disney in 2015

This year sees the release of numerous films under the Disney banner, ranging from sci-fi adventure (Tomorrowland – A World Beyond), fairy tale musicals (Into The Woods), superhero movies (Avengers: Age of Ultron), and re-envisioned classics (The Jungle Book). Here are some highlights from Disney in 2015… Big Hero 6 Above is an introduction to Baymax, one of the stars of Disney’s […]

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God’s Pocket and Directorial Debuts

This week sees the release of John Slattery’s directorial debut God’s Pocket. Slattery is better known for his on-screen skills, notably in television’s Mad Men, as well as roles in The Adjustment Bureau and Iron Man 2. John Slattery’s debut is the latest in a long line of actors who have stepped behind the camera following an already successful on-screen career. […]

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Extended Godzilla Trailer: First Thoughts

The extended Godzilla trailer was released yesterday, and it looks pretty amazing. Here are some initial thoughts after viewing the it. Trailer-related spoilers ahead… Is Godzilla part of a Government cover-up? The thoughts of Bryan Cranston’s character, indicate that this might be the case. The size of the creature, however suggest a cover up would be tricky to manoeuvre. Will the […]

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The Best Of The Grand Budapest Hotel Characters

As the handsome poster above illustrates, The Grand Budapest Hotel is an embarrassment of riches in terms of characters and the actors that play them. The poster also reminds me a little of Guess Who? Here are five of the best Grand Budapest Hotel characters… 1. M. Gustave H. Unsurprisingly, Gustave is the finest Grand Budapest Hotel character. Played by […]

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London Film Festival 2013 – Preview of Coming Attractions

Tickets for the BFI London Film Festival 2013 go on sale today. There is a veritable cinematic feast on offer, with 235 feature films and 134 short films from 57 different countries. Here are the films I am hoping to catch… Gravity Gravity looks terrifying. Children of Men director Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film serves up a horrifying but intriguing proposition. Sandra Bullock stars […]

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