UK Films

"The Lego Batman Movie" Reviewed: The Hero That Gotham Deserves (Kind Of)

Harry Crawford | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Chris McKay / Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes / Comedy, Animated / 2017 / U / 104mins The Lego franchise ...

La La Lab - Sacrifice And Success In Science

Laura Wheeler | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Laura Wheeler

Working closely with the scientific world has also given me a glimpse into the real-life sacrifices researchers have to make too - swapping Saturday brunch dates for a date in the lab; late night partying, for early morning results collecting.

Review: Lion

Sarah Ismail | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Ismail

Garth Davis' Lion is based on the incredible true story of Australian businessman Saroo Brierley. It is an amazing film. At its heart, it is the story...

"La La Land" Reviewed: Hype Kills This Nostalgic Jazz-Fest

Harry Crawford | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Damien Chazelle / Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend / RomCom-Musical / 2017 / 12A / 128mins Remember when musicals ruled Hollywood? When men and...

Is La La Land La La?

Naomi Hefter | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Naomi Hefter

Holding high expectations for a film can leave you feeling pretty deflated. So when Damian Chazelle's La La Land begun it was as if the cinema was smacked in the face with an over the top opening of High School musical with extra grated cheese and a song from Glee thrown on the top.

Rogue One - Content With Being A Beautiful Mess

Harry Crawford | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

The anticipation hasn't quite been on the same level as Force Awakens, so Rogue One was always going to be on the back foot. The decision to make it a standalone movie, free from the traditional constraints of the space opera franchise, seemed bold. But there's only one thing people care about: does Rogue One live up to, or trump, Force Awakens? Unfortunately it's not quite a black or white answer.

Vote In Our Definitive Ranking Of The Best Christmas Films

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

There’s nothing more we love more at this time of year than cranking up the heating and settling down on the sofa with a glass of mulled wine in fro...

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Christmas Film From Just One Screenshot?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

If you think you know your Christmas movies, then prepare to put that confidence to the test, as we’ve devised the ultimate quiz about your favourit...

Ignore The High And Mighty, Don Quixote Will Make A Cracking Disney Film

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

I made sure I was in the right frame of mind. I prepared to endure 1200 pages of seventeenth century Spanish literature of the highest brow. Don Quixo...

Is It Weird To Love TV Homes?

Lewis Oakley | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lewis Oakley

Last year on a trip to America I made sure to swing by 1329 Carroll avenue - or for those not in the know, the house from TV show Charmed. I started watching the show at a mere eight years old and accounting for the eight seasons of the show plus all the reruns on Netflix it was an awful lot of time to invest in a television show.

Watching Films Actually Releases A Natural Painkiller In The Body

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Tech

They say whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and it seems that a good emotional breakdown does actually help us tackle pain. A new study h...

War Dogs

Harry Crawford | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Funny? Sure. Dramatic? Nope. War Dogs was brought off the boil too early. It's a film of two halves, and that's never entertaining. Hangover instigator Phillips gives it a shot, but ultimately this is The Big Short with big guns smacked with a little Lord of War egoism for kicks. On the plus side, I like that Philips is investing comedy in this way. Imagine if more comedies were this unique?

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 01.02.2017 | 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 24.12.2016 | 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.