UK Movies

Film Review: Stand Up Guys

Jack Pelling | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

While intermittingly entertaining, Stand Up Guys suffers from something of an identity crisis, with its tone struggling to settle between the action comedy of Midnight Run and the dark humour of Goodfellas, whilst occasionally descending into sub-Farrelly brothers gags about persistent erections.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Matthias Hoene | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matthias Hoene

Have you ever wondered what would happen in the event of a real zombie apocalypse or undead uprising? Have you ever mused, with creeping dread, at what you would do if you were confronted by a plague of slow, slouching zombies?

Will Kim and Kanye's New Baby Be the Future of Family TV or Can We Still Enjoy a Classic Movie?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Is Kanye's bid for a quiet private life, well, screwed? His 'baby mama' is Kim Kardashian, who lives her life in front of the cameras sharing every intimate moment with her fans on her E! Show. It's a ratings hit for the network, and honestly I'm one of the millions addicted to the show.

Man of Steel - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

Man Of Steel is such an omnishambles that it is difficult to ascertain what Zack Snyder was actually attempting to achieve... If Snyder set out to make a serious and brooding Dark Knight-style superhero film, then he has failed spectacularly as Man Of Steel has a total absence of character exploration, interest in a believable villain or real, live-action jeopardy

Superman and Me

Dave Gibbons | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dave Gibbons

If anybody ever asks me, "who's your favourite superhero?", I always have to say Superman, because he is the grand-daddy of them all. If there wasn't Superman, there wouldn't be superhero comics at all.

Vine - the app: Francis Ford Everyone

Chris Dangerfield | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech
Chris Dangerfield

If you haven't checked out Vine, I recommend it. You get 6.5 seconds to make a simple stop and start, edit when filming, movie. You touch the screen and it records, lift your finger from the screen and it pauses. That's it, 6.5 seconds of barbaric jump-cuts. What's weirdly enchanting is its absolute gluttony.

Film Review: Behind The Candelabra

Jack Pelling | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

The depiction of Liberace's Las Vegas spectaculars are particularly well done; perfectly capturing the showmanship that made him the world's highest paid entertainer. In the modern age of motion capture and CGI, it is not often that one is baffled by special effects, but the footage of Douglas shredding up the piano keys with a virtuosic Boogey-Woogey is jaw-dropping.

Film Review: Byzantium

Jack Pelling | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

I think we can all agree that the last thing the film world needs as another tale of mopey, bloodsucking teenagers, but Neil Jordan's latest vampirical tale, Byzantium, is clearly doing everything it can to distance itself from the world of Stephanie Meyer.

WATCH: 'Noooooooo!' - The Supercut

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Comedy

SuperCut Online have worked their magic again - and this time it's on the classic scream of "Noooooo!" that's a movie staple. Has someone you love ...

Star Trek Into Darkness (IMAX 3D) - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

After superbly rebooting the franchise with Star Trek in 2009, J.J. Abrams returns to direct what will probably be his probably final Trek film before crossing over to a galaxy far, far away.

Brad Pitt's 'World War Z': Biggest Flop Ever?

Mark Hodge | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hodge

Brad Pitt could soon hold the ignominy of presiding over the biggest flop in film history. World War Z, which originally had a budget of $170million, but has now ballooned to a reported $400million. That is a huge $100million more than Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End, which is currently the most expensive film ever made.

Smartphones at Gigs? Now That's Dumb

Xavier Toby | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Using your smartphone while you're at any event, you're not just ruining it for others, you're ruining it for yourself. That moment where you check your email, send a text, take a photo, make a call, you're giving in to your inability to concentrate for more than a moment.

Michael Rundle

Star Trek: Into Darkness IMAX Review: To Boldly Blow Your Mind? | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech

As a spectacle of lights, sounds, 3D graphics and amazing IMAX-customised visuals, Star Trek: Into Darkness is an absolute blast. As a movie, it's ...

Sundance London: A Diary - Days Three and Four

Greg Wetherall | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

If LFF is the Glastonbury of film festivals, then Sundance London is becoming the Latitude or Bestival. It is more intimate, cosy and it feels uniquely special. It provides an important distillation of the best of the independent scene and deserves to remain an annual event in the coming years.

Why are the French So Good at Horror Films?

Harriet Williamson | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

Out of the seething mass of horror films I have both endured and absorbed over the last four years, it is the French titles that stand out most in my mind. They refuse to be ignored. They are visceral, shocking and innovative and they stay with me long after the final credits are over.

WATCH: Daniel Day Lewis Playing Barack Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

In what at first appears to be the greatest make up job ever, Daniel Day Lewis describes the difficulties of playing President Barack Obama in an upco...

Film Review: Iron Man 3

Jack Pelling | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

While it has its problems, Black's Iron Man 3 is smart, funny and consistently entertaining, and serves as a reminder of just how fun blockbuster cinema can be when in the right hands.

The Best of the Video Nasties

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

Due to the advent of home video technology coinciding with a time of mass unemployment in the UK, many independent retailers began to spring up selling videos, which at the time did not have age restrictions and were not required to be classified by the BBFC.

What Better Than to Relax With a Great Movie - Blu-Ray Reviews

Clive Botting | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

THE HUNT Director : Thomas Vinterberg Cast : Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp. Mads Mikkelsen Winner Best Actor Cannes 2012 ...

Love is All You Need (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Directed by Susanne Bier, who shares a writing credit with Anders Thomas Jensen, this is a story about one woman's emotional awakening, a Norwegian Shirley Valentine if you like. It's not the story as it's also about a middle-aged man coming to terms with the death of his wife.


PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow has confessed she struggled to follow the plot for her latest film Iron Man 3 after reading the script. The actress ...

Film Review: Oblivion

Jack Pelling | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

Oblivion is an insultingly cynical, derivative and lazy clot of a film with clear aspirations for mediocrity; a meritless exercise in propheteering with a genuine contempt for its audience.

WE WENT TO WAR by Michael Grigsby and Rebekah Tolley

Rebekah Tolley | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rebekah Tolley

Our journey with WE WENT TO WAR started on a rainy afternoon in London in December 2007. In between developing project ideas with Michael, I was slowly making my way through his extraordinary five decade back catalogue as one Britain's great documentary filmmakers. Today it was 'I Was a Soldier' (1970), possibly the very first sustained treatment about soldiers coming home from the frontlines of Vietnam.

Citizen Ebert

India Ross | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
India Ross

A critic for the Chicago Sun-Times for forty-six years, the Ebert era has bracketed the better half of film history. Unlike the fanatical doctrines of Pauline Kael, the humility of his observations broke through the cultural feudalism of cinema snobbery to land right aboard the brains and the breakfast tables of the American family. With syndication in more than 200 national newspapers, his voice of easy reason trickled from Chicago to Hollywood.

Trance - Review

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kieran Turner-Dave

Although the film is a little untamed and features some baffling choices in terms of story, there is a lot within Trance to enjoy. Danny Boyle's stylish direction helps to smooth over the mistakes within the screenplay and results in a gripping, interesting and hypnotic crime movie that for the most part keeps the audience guessing.