UK Movies

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.

Baffled

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.

Film Review: Trance

Jack Pelling | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

This mind-bending, psychological-thriller is a far cry from sky-diving monarchs and jitterbugging nurses, but Boyle hasn't completly reined in his penchant for spectacle.

Hollywood's Not in the Mood for Sex and I Blame the Pirates

Richard Taylor | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Taylor

It was reported by The Telegraph recently that 'sex has been all but eradicated from Hollywood scripts over the past 18 months'. Apparently sex scenes are being shunned in favour of dazzling special effects and tellingly, only two films containing sex and nudity made the box office top ten in the UK last year. So what is the reason for Hollywood's languishing libido?

Film Review: In The House

Jack Pelling | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

In The House, which picked up the top award at last year's San Sebastian Film Festival, is a jet black, yet oddly playful comedy about a gifted teenage writer named Claude (Ernst Umhauer), who is taken under the wing of his bored French teacher, M. Germain (Fabrice Luchini). 

Happy Birthday Quentin Tarantino! His 50 Best Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Whether it was making the coolest films of the 90s, the most controversial films of the noughties or just being his volatile self on camera, Quentin T...

Film Review: A Late Quartet

Jack Pelling | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

Yaron Zilberman's debut feature, A Late Quartet is a delicately handled and brilliantly-observed relationship drama about the internal dynamics of a world renowned string quartet.

Film Review: 21 & Over

Jack Pelling | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

A thinly-veiled Hangover rehash with fewer jokes and fewer interesting characters,  21 & Over aims for outrageous campus comedy, but finds itself enrolled in the remedial class.

British Indie Filmmaker Shares Roots, His Journey and Debut Film

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

There is nothing like social media that brings people together from different continents. Being an author about adversity and diversity, I was drawn to the story of indie filmmaker Marcus Markou from the United Kingdom. A man with a similar background to myself in the arts, I loved reading his blog about what he has gone through to get his film "Papadopoulos & Sons" made and into theaters for people to see it.

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.