UK Cinema

On the Set of 'Await Further Instructions' - The Next Big British Horror?

Roger Crow | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I'm on the East Yorkshire set, and the concept art, story, and the fact it features David Bradley (Harry Potter, The Strain, Game of Thrones) has me intrigued. The rest of the cast are also on good form; there are some stars in the making here.

The Jesus Prayer

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

"Prayer is for everyone #justpray," it says at the end of the Church of England's banned advertisement which features what is commonly known as "The L...

I'm Offended By the Church of England's Cinema Advert PR Stunt

Paul Blanchard | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Paul Blanchard

It wouldn't be Christmas without ads for everything including food, furniture, perfume, toys, Coca-Cola, John Lewis and, of course, the Church of England. Even though we forget between Christmases, the Church of England has a long history of festive ad campaigns and this year's ad is a classic PR stunt.

'Steve Jobs' and 'The Lady in the Van' - Reviews

Roger Crow | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Sadly it speaks volumes that Jobs saving a piece of digital art from his daughter after years of estrangement feels strangely empty. It's hard to emote over something saved to a hard drive rather than hand crafted.

The Lasting Legacy of Laurel and Hardy: Preserving the Most Iconic Comedians of All Time

Ross Owen | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ross Owen

Over 30 years, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appeared together in 106 films. Their first film was a silent short called A Lucky Dog. Now, almost 100 years later, Laurel and Hardy are being screened in cinemas to sell-out audiences across the UK & Ireland as part of a campaign to introduce them to the next generation.

Shia LaBeouf's #ALLMYMOVIES - Does Anyone Actually 'Get' Contemporary Art?

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophia Hyatt

I don't understand why LaBeouf watched all of his movies consecutively in reverse chronological order. Neither do I understand why I felt innately enticed to watch him do so.

Death to the 12A Rating

Pat Higgins | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

Skip to 2002, and the 12 rating became advisory shortly after the release of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. Now it really was "Still a PG, but we're serious this time". And then the bastard thing took over cinema as we know it.

Film Reviews: Brooklyn - Burnt - He Named Me Malala - Kill Your Friends

Clive Botting | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'Brooklyn' can't fail to charm and Saoirse Ronan's terrific - Aptly titled 'Burnt' seems more akin to a bland Gordon Ramsey TV throwback - Davis Gugge...

Spectre - A Review

Roger Crow | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Craig is terrific in the lead role. Still not my favourite Bond, but he's slipped into the role again like a comfy pair of shoes. Dave Bautista is great as a lethal henchman, Lea Seydoux is glacially cool and sexy, while Monica Bellucci is magnetic, despite too little time on screen.

Film Reviews: Black Souls - Taxi Tehran - Under Milk Wood

Clive Botting | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'Black Souls' is a gripping, powerful and realistic mafia crime drama - 'Taxi Tehran', Jafar Panahi's 2015 Berlinale winner offers an innovative, insightful and witty glance at modern day Iran - Kevin Allen places a surreal visual fantasy touch to Dylan Thomas's masterpiece, 'Under Milk Wood.'

Star Wars - I Wish I Could Quit You

Patrick Dalton | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Dalton

As the rest of the prequels were released I felt my love for Star Wars slipping. The Rebel Alliance tattoo on my shoulder began to feel, dare I say, a bit silly and I thought to myself, perhaps this is time to let childish things go, time to grow up.

11 People Committing The Ultimate Sin On Back To The Future Day

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

Unless you intend to avoid the internet today (and you're doing a pretty bad job already if you're reading this) you will have realised it is Back to ...

It's Time to Introduce the Next Generation to Laurel and Hardy

Ross Owen | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Ross Owen

There's something incredibly sad about hearing someone say they've never heard of Laurel & Hardy. Maybe it's because I grew up with them. They were a big part of my childhood in the 70s and they seemed to be on TV all the time back then. Even into the 80s, the BBC regularly showed the Laurel & Hardy classic shorts on BBC2.

Crimson Peak: The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Guillermo is a master of the genre, and after the comedic Hellboy movies and occasionally clunky Pac Rim (as the fans call it), good to see him get his teeth into something a little more adult and full blooded.

The Time Is Now: The 59th BFI London Film Festival

Tom Linay | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

I can barely hide my glee, the 59th BFI London Film Festival opened last night with the rousing, vital Suffragette and it kicked off 12 jam-packed days of some of the most exciting new films filling London's cinemas.

Film Reviews: 99 Homes - Captive - Mia Madre - Solace

Clive Botting | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'99 Homes', a tale of greed and corruption during the real estate crash is a tense and relevant drama - 'Captive' is a true story edge-of-the-seat thriller hostage drama - 'Mia Madre,' Nanni Moretti's family drama on the loss of a parent is saved by John Turturro- 'Solace' nods to 'Se7en', mixes serial killings with the supernatural but is lost in wide screen visuals.

A 30th Birthday Wish for Film in All Its Formats

Liz Bales | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Liz Bales

The 16th September 1985 was a landmark moment for British film fans. Thirty years ago today, film went on sale on our high streets for the first ti...

'Legend': Tom Hardy's Bloody Genius

Simon Thompson | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

Tom Hardy plays both Reggie and Ronnie Kray in this film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

The Krays: Back For Bad

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Of course, the Krays continue to fascinate for the very same reason that the Great Train Robbers and to a lesser extent, the recent Hatton Garden thieves do. There's a glamour to them that we find irresistible. Secretly maybe we all want to be them, if only we had the confidence to get away with their crimes and our moral compasses were similarly a little off.

Film Reviews: Precinct Seven Five - Theeb - Captain Webb - The Confessions of Thomas Quick

Clive Botting | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

NYPD corruption in the 1980s is revealed in Tiller Russell's gripping documentary 'Precinct Seven Five' - 'Theeb' is a coming-of-age and loss of innocence adventure at the time of the Arab Revolt in 1916 - 'Captain Webb' is the story of the Victorian hero Captain Matthew Webb...

The Biggest Names in Cinema Are Heading Our Way

Tom Linay | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

We're over half way through 2015 and the feeling at the start of the year that it would be a banner year for cinema has proven to be true. By June, cinema admissions were 83.1m, which is up 10% from 2014 and the third highest January to June total since 1972.

'Eden': Flaubert Meets Daft Punk

Ed Cripps | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Paul and Stan are Cheers, an aspirant pair of DJs who hit the Parisian club scene at the same time as a little-known duo called Daft Punk. Their favoured genre is garage, which in Paul's words combines "the robotic aspect of electro with the warmth of soul."

'Inside Out' - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

As a rule of thumb, when I'm feeling depressed Pixar movies usually do a good job of cheering me up. So, fed up over rubbish weather and assorted li...

"More Astounds For Your Pound" - Mission:Impossible - Rogue Nation Review

Roger Crow | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

There's enough good stuff that came before to make the final half hour bearable, but just a shame the wordy internecine shenanigans didn't come in the middle and the chase at the end.

The Piracy Problem - The Hunt for an Effective Solution

Wayne Beynon | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

The new legislation can be effective, but it needs to be coupled with improved relations and co-operation between industry and streaming companies. This - I believe - may be the key to stamping out online piracy once and for all.