UK Movies

The Profumo Affair: The Making of 'Scandal'

Michael C. Thomas | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michael C. Thomas

I heard Mandy Rice-Davies on the BBC this week. She sounds in good shape. She's the survivor. Today is the 50th anniversary of the day when Conservative MP and secretary of state for war John Profumo told the House of Commons that there was "no impropriety whatever" in his relationship with Christine Keeler, a watershed moment in what we now call 'The Profumo Affair'.

A Conversation That Should Have Gone On and On

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

You could smell the jasmine as Amitabh Bachchan engaged Steven Spielberg in a lively conversation. The 30-minute conversation anchored by Big B saw Steven Spielberg at his charming best. He is a genius behind the camera and an extraordinarily humble and witty conversationalist in front of it.

Red Dawn Redux

Matt Carr | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Carr

To call Red Dawn a gross distortion of international politics would be something of an understatement.

Review: The Paperboy (2012)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Watching The Paperboy feels a lot like swimming in the swamps of Florida. It's hot, sweaty, filthy and oddly enjoyable.

Review: Red Dawn (2012)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Films like Red Dawn should not be judged on their politics, no matter how ridiculous they are, it should be judged on the quality of film-making. In this area, it is a failure. Aside from the special effects, which are neat, if a little underwhelming, the pacing, structure and characterisation are poor to non-existent.

WATCH: If Batman Showed Up In Other Movies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Comedy

It's the movie mash-up we've all been waiting for! But never would have thought of in a million years! Yes, from 'The Wizard Of Oz' to 'Casablanca'...

Phil Daniels: New Movie 'Vinyl' Takes On the Music Business

Jason Holmes | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The stars and director of new British film Vinyl chat to Jason Holmes about how pulling together on a small-budget film makes for some tidy work.

Film Review: The Spirit of '45

Jack Pelling | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

It may come across as a little idealistic, but The Spirit of '45 shows that, with determination, empathy and generosity, something positive can be created out of the rubble.

Why the Oscars Should Let Go of the Los Angeles Apron Strings

Sarah M. Jones | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah M. Jones

Given we are in an age where traditional media, entertainment and communications are all being bulldozed by a digital, non-location specific cloud approach, standing there with arms crossed refusing to let this international celebration of film spread its glory globally, looking much like an incorrigibly stubborn little Oscars statue, is surely quite backwards.

Film Review - Alps

Lucy Popescu | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

Greek auteur Giorgos Lanthimos' latest venture, Alps, is out on DVD this week and proves as unsettling, bizarre and memorable as his acclaimed 2009 feature film Dogtooth.

Film Review - Broken

Jeffrey Winston Aidoo | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jeffrey Winston Aidoo

Broken isn't a masterpiece, doesn't attempt to answer any burning questions and its overall message certainly won't leave you with any warm and fuzzy feelings inside, it's still a very worthwhile watch.

Guidelines Not Guardians

David Cooke | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Cooke

People sometimes ask whether the BBFC try to lead public opinion, or to act as moral guardians. The Guideline Reviews provide the answers to those questions. Our aim is to keep in line with public opinion - in detail, and in a securely grounded way. Yes, we have expertise in film classification, but no, we do not set ourselves up as moral guardians.

And the Oscar Goes to Namaste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

This year's Oscars ceremony was unique in many respects. Ang Lee's Namaste only highlighted this uniqueness. Although the function itself was very much American in its outer trappings, the spirit reflected the effect of globalising on one of the most prestigious film awards.

Al Gore Lectures the World but It's a Small Budget Independent Film That Gives a Post-Katrina Parable That Amazes and Delights

Clive Botting | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

It's a film that all can enjoy and be surprised and amazed by.

Film Review: Stoker

Thomas Patrick | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Littered with sly wit and a darkly black humour, Park Chan-Wook is able to bring his unique, twisted themes straight from the Vengeance Trilogy into the mainstream English-language arena.

Top Oscar-Worthy Hotels | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Just in time for the Oscars' Awards Ceremony, we've compiled a list of our eight favourite hotels featured in films.

Film Review: Mama (2013)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Mama, directed by debutante Andres Muschietti is based on his short film and boasts a truly impressive cast of actors, including Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain.

Film Review: Cloud Atlas (2012)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas is a sprawling epic, historical, science fiction film that covers six distinct time periods from early settlers in the United States to a post-apocalyptic savage land after the 'fall of humanity' and it's quite unlike almost any other film around.

IMDB Top Trumps

Paul Flannery | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Flannery

If you are anything like the actors I live with however, you'll just get drunk and play a massive game of Hollywood top trumps!

Film Review: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Jack Pelling | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

Quite why Renner and Arterton agreed to participate in such a meritless monstrosity, only they could say, but the usually reliable leads are poor. It may not necessarily be their fault; both young actors are talented, but they are not magicians. 

Film Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

Jack Pelling | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

There is so much wrong with A Good Day to Die Hard that it is hard to know where to begin, but the majority of the blame rests with Hitman screenwriter Skip Woods.

Skyfall: James Bond has Returned

Tom Ward | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

After the film's BAFTA and SAG awards, there should be no need to convince you that this is a film worth checking out, Bond fan or not.

A Movie Lover's Guide to Tuscany

Andrew Matthews | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Come with as we explore Tuscany through the movies that have been shot there.

Film Review: I Give It a Year

Jack Pelling | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

There is a line in I Give it a Year, in which one of the peripheral characters describes the wedding they've just been to as "like being in a Hugh Grant film". It's a strange line; it indicates either that the film is wryly acknowledging its own derivativeness, or that it's having a pop at the old guard of British romantic comedies.

Review: The Making of Life of Pi

Alice Charles | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Alice Charles

There's something for everyone here. For Hollywood neophytes, we learn that Gerard Depardieu (who plays the ship's Cook) was "total fun" to work with. For cineastes, there are some wonderful titbits of information detailing how director Ang Lee approached using 3D.