UK Films

On Labyrinth and Adoring Absolutely the Wrong Kind of Men

Tamar Broadbent | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Tamar Broadbent

If you are not familiar with the film, it stars David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, who steals 15-year-old Sarah's baby brother away when she carelessly wishes for it to happen because he won't stop crying. Jareth says she can only have him back if she completes the Labyrinth. Apparently, Jareth does this because he is in love with Sarah, and wants to grant her wishes...

Films With Smoking Should Have Adult Rating, Warns WHO

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

Films with scenes containing people smoking should be given an adult rating, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. In a statement, the or...

Gerard Butler's New Film Just Broke Box Office Records For Worst Tagline Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman have a new film out that promises action, explosions and... godawful punnery. oh my god this tagline no pic.twitte...

A Film Of Alexander McQueen's Life Story Is Coming To Hollywood

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Style

Alexander McQueen's life will be made into a major Hollywood film this year. According to Deadline, a biopic of the late fashion designer's rise an...

The Best Films of 2015

Roger Crow | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

2015: a year of extraordinary films, fascinating indie flicks and nostalgic blockbusters. Here's my favourite 30 movies - and a few of the worst.

My Ten Best Films of 2015

Jon Spira | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

I will not celebrate the films of 2015 in the traditional manner. Instead, I will celebrate the films I have seen in 2015. 'New' is not reason enough to watch a film.

Film Review: Sunset Song - The Lesson - Chemsex

Clive Botting | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

With HIV infection accepted as an integral part of this life, it's a sobering picture of a vicious cycle that trades the search for happiness for addiction, emotional turmoil and a self-destructive emptiness.

Medic Student Banned From Being A Doctor After Posting 'I Will Find You' Taken Quote On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A medic student has been banned from practising medicine because he posted a quote from blockbuster film Taken saying: ""I will look for you, I will f...

Film Reviews: The Dressmaker - Love - Gueros - A Nazi Legacy - Hand Gestures

Clive Botting | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'The Dressmaker' slips in the heat of the Australian day...

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.'

Science Fiction Through the Light-Years

Katrina Vasey | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Vasey

*I should preface this by saying that a light-year is not actually a measurement of time but actually a measurement of distance. More specifically, h...

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.

Time Warped: How 'Rocky Horror' Got It Right 40 Years Ago

Holly Whiting | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Whiting

Rocky Horror recognises and draws upon the issues of sexuality and gender that mocks society's attitudes towards these matters. Sadly for some reason it has taken 40 year for parts of society to even truly consider taking a page out of Rocky Horror's book, and begin to accept sexuality and gender fluidity.

Film Reviews : The Lobster - The Program - Censored Voices - Beasts of No Nation

Clive Botting | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'The Lobster,' a satire on love and romance is edgy and peppered with rich deadpan absurdist moments - Lance Armstrong, Tour de France hero bathes in ego and drugs in 'The Program,' - 'Censored Voices,' Mor Loushy's riveting and relevant documentary glances back at Israel's Six day War - 'Beasts Of No Nation' thrusts the viewer into the blood drenched world of Africa's child soldiers.

Why I'm Glad That 'Stonewall' Tanked

Charlotte Robson | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Robson

It is my dearest hope that this disaster will be a springboard for change, and thanks to it, maybe one day the LGBTQ+ community will get our own Selma, or 12 Years A Slave, a story that doesn't flinch away from its subject matter, that takes a stand for itself - and that truly invites everyone to stand with it.

Batman's Worst Nightmare

Andy Bush | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I think about Batman a lot, I kind of feel sorry for him - it must be exhausting all that being at the 'beck and call' of Gotham City lark. I imagine ...

Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

David McAlmont | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

It has been said by many actors that screen longevity has more to do with charm than talent, and if my brief encounter with Lee was anything to go by he had it in spades.

Man Up - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Reminiscent of Dustin Hoffman's Last Chance Harvey (bittersweet London sightseeing romance-type genre) and Love Actually (hero desperately trying to find partner with community help), Man Up rests on the muscular shoulders of that reliable mistaken identity premise.

Film Reviews : Mad Max:Fury Road - The Tribe - Clouds of Sils Maria - Lambert and Stamp - The Man Who Saved The World - A Fuller Life

Clive Botting | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

It's quite a way from Mel Gibson's 1979 Mad Max screen blast to Mad Max : Fury Road, a master blast rock n'roll shrieking, manic, 120 minutes, heat haze, dust filled theatrical journey. Great action, great cinematography, great cast, great leads, and that's not just Tom Hardy and the wonderful Charlize Theron who takes first prize, it's the vehicles as well.

Bertha DocHouse; The Power of Documentary Film

Danielle Wood | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Wood

The recent news of a London cinema solely dedicated to screening documentaries seven days a week was music to my ears. The Curzon Bloomsbury formerly known as The Renoir Cinema will be the home of Bertha DocHouse - a new centre for documentary film as of March 27th.

British Urban Film Festival Celebrate a Decade of Championing Diverse Talent

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

That due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors and other creative talent are finding success - and meatier roles in the states is not new news. Whilst we have numerous organisations trying to redress the balance like MOBO, Screen Nation Awards and the Asian Awards, things are slow to change.

Five Films to Inspire Travelling

Frontier | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Frontier

This list of films might just help to spark that passion for travelling you never knew existed, or even just give you some ideas for potential destinations. In either case, watching films for research can't be a bad thing

Film Reviews - 'Love is Strange' and 'Dancing in Jaffa'

Clive Botting | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

A beautifully observed and sensitive modern love story with faultless performances contrasts with Pierre Dulaine's dream of ballroom dancing bringing Jewish and Palestinian children together.

Warning: This Tribute To Blockbuster May Make You Nostalgic For The '80s

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Warning: This tribute to Blockbuster video stores may make you nostalgic for the Eighties. Or at least the art of returning videotapes without getting...

Memo to Hollywood - You're Still Sexist

Jessie Thompson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

Hi Hollywood. It's me. I know this is a bit awkward, but I just wanted to drop you a line to remind you that women exist. Yes, I KNOW you really like Meryl Streep, but there are other ones. No, seriously. They even speak and move around and do things. Some of them even do films.