UK Movies

Hate Crime: Why Censors Are Right to Ban the Anti-Semitic Horror

Simon Thompson | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

I'm a fan of horror, I consider myself to be pretty liberal and I would consider myself a supporter of free speech and free expression but I also think there comes a time when a line has to be drawn and we have say that something is not okay.

Film Reviews - Appropriate Behaviour and Still Alice

Clive Botting | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'Appropriate Behaviour', Desiree Akhavan's clever feature debut peppers the screen with wit, farce and melodrama. 'Still Alice' sees Julianne Moore give an effortless and stunning performance devoid of sentimentality.

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

What happens if you mix classic British sitcom Waiting For God with Slumdog Millionaire? You get a bittersweet comedy with a Bollywood feel, aka The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

'Focus' - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Okay, it's not as clever as some of the best episodes of Hustle or classic movie The Sting, but it looked terrific, the leads were magnetic and there were some splendid scenes.

Where's the Comic Relief?

Marcus Markou | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Marcus Markou

This year's Academy Awards ceremony, at four hours long, required a similar amount of endurance as some of the heavier dramas nominated. The difference is that whilst Neil Patrick-Harris' role as compère offered welcome comic relief, the winners of the 'big four' provided little.

If 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Was An '80s Sitcom, It Might Look Something Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy

In which YouTuber Robert Jones recasts Leonardo DiCaprio's amoral, drug-addled Jordan Belfort as a loveable rogue heading up his own '80s sitcom. M...

Do You Want To Be In An Iconic Movie Scene?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech

If you're a huge film buff then we've finally found the perfect app for you. The Scenepast app lets you travel back in time to visit iconic movie s...

Blackhat - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Cyber thrillers can fall flat if they slip into the realms of cliche, but thankfully Blackhat gets the cardinal sin out the way early: assorted close up tracking shots of data transfer through chips and microscopic tech landscapes.

Dear Hollywood...Where Are the Women?

Corrina Antrobus | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Corrina Antrobus

On screen women should be heroes and villains and navigate narratives that reassure us that the crap we go through isn't just us and we can aspire to be more than just a Bond girl. We need to gatecrash this boy's club that Hollywood is and encourage more females to make movies that tell our stories.

An 80's Flashback.

Danielle Wood | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Wood

Here is my take on a few treasured 80's films for all occasions; dismal Sunday afternoons or your average Tuesday night. They are guaranteed to set your watch back to a time when Nike Air tops were fresh on the scene, boom boxes supplied the music (Apple iPods were but a future marvel) and Tom Cruise was a tender 23 year old.

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Birdman

Laura M. Bell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Laura M. Bell

Aptly for a story about the trials of staging a Broadway play, the camera work gives the story a very theatrical quality: the transition from scene to scene is handled by plunging a part of the screen into darkness while simultaneously spotlighting another.

Film Reviews - 'The Duke of Burgundy' and 'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter'

Clive Botting | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

The Duke of Burgundy, Peter Strickland's stylish and provocative multilayered drama fantasy teases the audience while Kumiko the Treasure Hunter is a rare cinematic oddity that captivates.

The Fame Factory: Inside an Actors' Agency

Julia Wagner | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

Although I never came across the phrase "A-list" while at the agency, I began to think of the client list in terms of a "postal list". That is, ranking clients according to the postal mode used to deliver their scripts.

Twenty Thoughts on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' the Movie

Roger Crow | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation was bound to generate a lot of controversy. If you've seen the film or don't want to read any potential spoilers, then perhaps best go somewhere else. For those that have seen the movie, or just don't care, here are some of my observations on the most talked about film of the year.

'Fifty Shades of Grey': The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I've read a chapter of the book (couldn't cope with any more of that weak dialogue), but thought the movie was solidly made and well cast (though Michael Fassbender would have been a better Grey).

"Bees don't lie" - 'Jupiter Ascending': The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I'd be amazed if this didn't feature heavily in the next Razzie awards. The scene in the finale where a key character's wings unfurl is one of the most laughable I've witnessed in a major film over the past 12 months.

The Crowdfunding Power of Flash Gordon

Lisa Downs | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Downs

Over 20 years later and I have learnt that Flash Gordon has had an impact on just about everyone who has seen it. It's not a film that people find "okay". It's a film that "blew your mind". If it didn't, you simply hadn't seen it.

Kingsman: The Secret Service - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Halfway through Kingsman, I was having such a good time I thought I could watch this again. And although I would have changed that final derriere-centric scene, this is mostly great entertainment made by a team at the top of their game.

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...

"Horror For Kids" and the Poltergeist Remake

Pat Higgins | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

A while back, I was asked by a horror fan who had never seen the movie whether it would live up to his expectations. I was about to answer an enthusiastic 'yes' when I paused; all of my experiences of Poltergeist are filtered through having first seen it in my early teens.

Taken 3: The Action Movie as Self-Help

Tim Witherow | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Witherow

Neeson now seems to play roles that combine the everyday concerns of middle-age men (being a father and husband), a 'particular set of skills' (black-belt upf**kery), and under-the-radar sexism (women either need to be saved or simply don't feature) to box office success.

Are Movies Dead?

Daniel Johnson | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Johnson

We have a flourishing independent film scene. Micro-budget projects being built from the ground up, mostly through crowdfunding. And we have the huge superhero movies, but the in-betweens, the films that people really care about, have vanished.

Into The Woods - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

This Disney epic was shot on a relatively modest budget ($50m); a Sondheim adaptation clearly more risky than their pending version of Cinderella. Sometimes less really is more, and as we all know, you don't need to spend a fortune to make a great movie.

Planet Appetite: South Tunisia - Film Locations for Star Wars, The English Patient and Life of Brian

Rupert Parker | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Star Wars Rebels: Path of the Jedi threatens to be one of the movie events of 2015, so a pilgrimage is long overdue to the South of Tunisia, where the earlier films were shot, along with The English Patient, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Life of Brian.

Exodus: Gods and Kings - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Ridley Scott, in my opinion, had not made a great film in years, so I didn't hold out much hope for his latest, the biblical saga Exodus: Gods and Kings. However, like 2014's Noah, this huge, visionary epic holds together well and is worth a look on the big screen.