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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While cinema, DVD and Blu-ray remain the nation's favourite ways to watch a film, with new innovations such as UltraViolet - which allows consumers to buy a DVD or Blu-ray bundled together with the right to access that film online via the UltraViolet digital content library - film fans are being offered even more official ways to watch, both on and offline.