UK Films

The Astonishing Numbers Behind International Arms Dealing

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

We look at the eye-popping facts and figures behind the shadowy world of arms trafficking, from the unbelievable costs of weaponry to the profit made ...

Ten Memorable Family Lessons Films Have Taught Us

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents

Even in this age of instant gratification, there’s a reason going to the movies still holds a special place in our hearts: quite simply, the whole e...

The BFG

Harry Crawford | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

There's no John Williams score to rave about, but Mark Rylance follows up his Oscar-winning performance in Bridge of Spies with his charming take on the title character, and with Ruby Barnhill's steadfast Sophie in hot pursuit it's hard not to see the appeal of this colourful movie for all the family. It hits hard at the niche market and stays put.

How to Watch Films as a Feminist

Kate Delaney | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Delaney

With great feminist knowledge, comes great responsibility. No longer will subliminal sexism go unnoticed in your favourite TV series, no longer can you re-watch childhood movies with ignorance at their underlying misogyny and no longer can you appreciate a cheeky rom-com without feeling like you've betrayed your own kind.

Eye in the Sky/The Jungle Book (2016) Reviews

Roger Crow | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Sadly Jon Favreau's new, live action version of Disney's take on The Jungle Book is a massive let down. I spent half the film trying to stay awake and the rest of the movie trying to make out what was going on.

Film Reviews: The Brand New Testament - The Jungle Book - Our Little Sister - Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Clive Botting | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

Rudyard Kipling would smile and pinch himself. The lush forest's alive with Kipling's classic characters, so real that you jump with amazement when they speak.

Doctor (Not That) Strange?

Roger Crow | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I was a fan of the comic, and hoped that one day we would see a lavish big screen version. So when the news arrived at that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing the eponymous sorcerer, like millions of fans around the world, I was thrilled by the news. Now the trailer has arrived, I'm not so sure.

From the Vault: Come and See and Woman In the Dunes

Harry Crawford | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

From the Vault is a series focusing on classic films. COME AND SEE Elem Klimov / Alexei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova / War / 1985 / 18 / 142 mins Most...

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 24.08.2016 | 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 11.06.2016 | 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.