UK Films

2014: The Best Is Yet to Come

Tom Linay | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

Over the next six months there are surprisingly thoughtful blockbusters, huge home-grown comedies, boundary pushing sci-fi and grand, epic fantasy. I've earmarked what I think are the seven stand-out films for the rest of 2014 that absolutely demand to be seen at the cinema.

The Top 10 Greatest 80s Films

Chris Saunders | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

They were cheesy and full of bright colours, big hair and even bigger shoulder pads, but the 80s were a seminal decade for movies. I know there are some notables that haven't made the cut, but I can't include everything. That is the nature of lists. They start and they end.

Want To Set Up Your Own Food Truck? Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The food industry is a particularly tricky beast to tackle, especially when you’re dying to get involved but are find it increasingly frustrating th...

How Stressful Films Actually Change Your Heartbeat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Watching an adrenaline-packed movie packs all the thrills of being exposed to amazing stunts without facing any of the danger. But now, a new stud...

The Case of the Incredible Disappearing Princess

Pat Higgins | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I watched a trailer for a movie I didn't recognise at the weekend. It was for an animated movie about a daring, unstoppable thief having a series of misadventures. Right at the end of the trailer, we glimpsed the female character who would presumably be his love interest. It was for Disney's Tangled.

Film Review - Next Goal Wins and In Bloom

Clive Botting | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Shout to the heavens and celebrate, it's part and parcel of the sporting life but when it's a world record defeat American Samoa 0 - Australia 31 and you're officially the worst football team in the world without one competitive win !! Do you laugh or cry? Can't be true. But it is.

Tracks: One Woman's Stunning Journey To Enlightenment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

In 1977, a 27-year-old woman decided to trek 2,000 miles across the sprawling Australian desert on a journey of self-discovery. She had just four ...

Plays v Film

Tom Harvey | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Writing a film is like swimming the Channel, it needs training and preparation, a support team and the right weather and currents, all aligned on the right maps and charts.

Labor Day (REVIEW)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

After reading Walter Kirn's superb book and seeing what a hash Reitman made of that, my expectations for Labor Day were low - and I was not disappointed. Here again, Reitman writes and directs; I hope he never repeats the experience, if this is anything to go by.

Film Review - Stranger By The Lake

Clive Botting | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

An intelligent psychological thriller with a Hitchcockian feel. Alain Guiraudie's assured direction results in a seductive, powerful, menacing and fascinating film. Sexually explicit but not provocative - it isn't about sex, but rather about the complications and dangers that anonymous sex can lead to.

Film Review - Claire Denis's Bastards and Alexandre Castagnetti's Love Is In The Air

Clive Botting | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Clair Denis's intimate dramas are always eagerly awaited and 'Bastards' is no exception - a revenge drama about family ties, suicide and sexual abuse will frustrate, annoy, intrigue and mesmerise. 'Love is in the Air' in contrast is a predictable slickly directed romcom which proved to be amusing, charming and quite delightful.

Don't Reject the Movie Remake, Sometimes It's Worth it

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Conversation UK

Should we worry about these remakes, or just enjoy the opportunity to see new versions of some of our favourite stories? If we listen to the vast majority of film critics, it seems we should be rather more than worried.

Oscar Winners (Leaked)

James Thomas | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

I have here before me the complete list of this year's Oscar winners. Please don't ask me where I got them. I'll never tell*.

The Magic of a Film Club

Bob Morgan | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Morgan

I help run a film club; every second Thursday we show a film to a small audience of around 20 - 25 people. We put it on during the day so inevitably the audience is mostly made up of older people.

The Repulse of Wall Street

Sammy Sultan | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

Perhaps I should've seen another film, if I can't stomach what certain grown-ups do for a living. Maybe I'm an idealist, but I can assure you my rose-tinted spectacles came off for two hours. Never has a film captured the disgusting, murky world of banking so vividly.

A Top 10 List of the Best Films of 2013

Leigh Clark | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

I have compiled my very own top 10 list that's based on quality, quintessence and originality as well of course as entertainment. The following list is not recommended for people who refuse to watch films with subtitles because they 'can't read and watch a film at the same time' or for people who 'don't do' black and white.

The Most Disappointing Films of 2013

Roger Crow | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

There were plenty of bombs, turkeys and over-rated smashes which either left me cross or emulating an indifferent Frenchman winning first prize in a 'So What?' charades contest.

PHOTOS: Your Face Looks Familiar

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza, Elliot Wagland | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

Peter O'Toole passed away this week after a long battle with illness aged 81. The Irish-born actor graced the silver screen for over 50 years and O...

Lawrence Of Arabia Star Peter O'Toole Dies Aged 81

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Peter O'Toole, who shot to fame in the Oscar-winning epic Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81. His agent Steve Kenis confirmed on Sunday evening t...

They're Remaking Road House, but Have They Seen Road House 2? I Have

Ben Falk | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Falk

I was scouring the Internet some time ago and found out they'd made a sequel to Road House. I'm not sure why. The original came out in 1989, starred Patrick Swayze playing a bouncer in a hick bar and has been routinely included on "enjoyably bad" film lists ever since.

The Inside Scoop on Every Film Project in Hollywood

Daniel Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

Everybody in LA is excited about their next project. It's a passion project. Lots of great people are interested in getting involved and some stars are attached, dependent on another draft.

Tweet to Highlight How Film Posters Can Glamourise Guns

John Slinger | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
John Slinger

If enough people take up the challenge, we might collectively achieve some "crowd-research" which might be useful to those who research the influence of depictions of guns and gun violence. Either way, it might stimulate much-needed debate about the casual normalisation of violence in our society.Whilst we hear much debate about whether gun violence in films or computer games can propel young men or boys (for they are almost always male) to commit mass murder or violence, we rarely hear about the effect of images on film posters.

YouTube and Piracy - Follow the Money

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

In days of yore, a good friend of mine sold pirated VHS movies at school. As a 15-year-old it didn't matter that the image was black & white and that the only thing I could really see was the Chinese subtitles; what mattered was that I got to watch a film a week before it was released at the theatres.

Gravity (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Gravity is simply beautiful to look at, a galactic ballet, if you like. Tears float like bubbles and flames curls like tendrils of golden ringlets, and all the while planet Earth is spread out before the astronauts, an awe-inspiring tableaux. Meanwhile, Jonas Cuaron's script ups the ante at every turn, keeping us hooked and fully invested in the story all the way.

Jake Gyllenhaal: Sexualit... Me!

Simon Thompson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

Jake Gyllenhaal dresses well and he's good looking. He's also funny. He's also, having met and interviewed him a few times, nice and polite too. That's clearly a sign that he could be gay, right? Being a nice guy who dresses well? He might also smell great too, I don't know.