With Doctor Who celebrating its 50th birthday, I decided the only way to watch the celebratory Day of the Doctor was to take myself off to the cinema to watch it in 3D with three similarly-obsessed female chums (thank you Charli for booking the tickets). And wow, it was good. Amazing in fact.
Is there anyone else out there? Or am I the only living being in the entire galaxy who's been left totally unmoved by the current outbreak of Doctor Who-steria? Don't get me wrong: I have nothing against the good Time Lord... It's just that I don't get it (him).
'The Wall' - Beautiful, absorbing, mysterious and eerily captivating. 'Caesar Must Die' -unique, compelling, riveting and Winner of the Golden Globe at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
Ken Loach is helping to found new political party Left Unity in answer to the political vacuum that has existed in Britain for decades. Left Unity has attracted a lot of support over the last year... however a common criticism of Left Unity comes from people who agree with its principles, but argue that the most urgent task is kicking the Tories out and that it is unwise to split the left vote.
It's that time of year again and if you're struggling to think of a suitable gift for your loved ones, then look no further. Here are some fantastic present ideas to suit every pocket, from £10 to £35,000!
This Saturday (23rd of November) I will be talking at the Underwire Festival, on a panel called 'Is the Manic Pixie Dream Girl Dead?'.
Oscar winning director Fernando Trueba weaves a gentle and beautiful tale of life, love, sacrifice and devotion against the background of the unique relationship between an artist and his model.
Am I glad I saw it? Of course. In the same way that Showgirls was engagingly bad, this is a car crash of a movie, and you can't help rubbernecking.
It is only a couple of days now to the next Aldeburgh Documentary Festival which I have been curating for the last few years... Someone wrote that we punch above our weight at this festival, and I have spent much of today trying to make sure we keep up the standard.
--Warning This Post Contains Spoilers-- I saw Gravity last week. It's a very good film that has stuck with me since, but the question that has bugged me is this: what is the film actually about? Here's my radical view: Gravity is a new creation myth for the USA...
During the past three weeks more than 200,000 young people across the UK have joined with the National Youth Film Festival, an array of over 1,000 experiences in 400 cinemas with the support of hundreds of film and cinema professionals.
There's a lot to get through, at times too much, and as someone who hasn't read the book it can feel like the writers are box-ticking to cover every plot point fans of the book are expecting. It's an understandable approach but it doesn't make for a wholly satisfying narrative.
These are questions that director Destin Cretton has also personally grappled with. We discussed his own eye-opening experience as a careworker at a teenage foster home and why - despite getting punched in the face - it revived his faith in humanity.
Amaka is the protagonist of "B for Boy", the first feature film by Nigerian director Chika Anadu, which was screened at this year's London Film Festival. It is a courageous tale of being a woman and a mother in contemporary Nigeria and of the social pressure that is still put on women to produce a male child.
Bite the Dust, which opened the 10 day long 7th Russian Film Festival in London on 7 November, coincided with the day remembered as the Coup d'Etat when Bolsheviks took power over Tsarist Russia. A symbolic day to open the festival.
Joachim Lafosse's compelling and nightmarish drama sits in the top 10 Art House World Cinema films of 2012. Olivier Assayas's autobiographical nostalgic reflection of the spirit of 1968 and the discovery of identities, captures the period look and feeling of the 'May events'.