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'.
Shorts are a brilliant way of finding your voice in the competitive world of film. The genre allows you to hone your skills and can function as a stepping stone in your career as a director, writer, cinematographer, or any of the other disciplines.
Throughout my film-going life, effects have been if not quite a dirty word for certain audiences, then one met with a weary roll of the eyes. But I've also always felt the snottiness around effects arose because they reminded critics in particular of the movies' origins as a circus entertainment, a trashy diversion designed to thrill sensation-hungry crowds.
Korean Film has always had a strong following in the UK and this has led to more and more K-Films being picked up by local distributors. Also in 2013 the prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival chose to include a 'Korea Focus' within its programme, inviting leading actors and directors to take part in events and talks.
For those who don't know, This Is The End is a pant-wettingly funny comedy about a number of Hollywood stars - Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson plus a host of celebrity mates - who get together to attend a party at James Franco's Los Angeles home.
There have been a lot of female comic heroines in British and American cinema but they have come and gone. Bridget Jones has stayed. Her polka-dot, oversized knickers stand proudly next to the Tramp's baggy and worn out track suite in the history of fictional characters. Equality has been achieved.
Director Robert Rae's new film The Happy Lands takes place in the Scottish village of Carhill, in the heart of the Fife coalﬁelds during 1926.
Luckily for James Woods, his criticisms of Obama, while hardly measured, could never be considered extremist. But, if he does find himself on a Fox News sofa, talking about how the President may be a Muslim, he can kiss his career in the mainstream goodbye.
Chris Hemsworth is so perfectly cast as the eponymous Asgardian warrior it's hard to imagine anyone else filling those boots. The slightest smirk creates screen gold. The god of thunder and charisma might be more on the money.
People often say that to learn filmmaking you should go to the big film schools and then get a job at one of the big TV or film studios.By working for a series of small companies I learned skills one could never possibly learn anywhere else...
Here are five horror movies that are sure to have you hiding behind a cushion this Halloween...
I had no burning desire to see Escape Plan, the new action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, when it's your day off and it looks like the best thing on offer at your local multiplex, it may as well be worth a look. And it is.
Let's get a few facts about Thor: The Dark World out in the open from the outset. It is the shortest Marvel film to date and as such it rarely drags or feels baggy. It is also the funniest Marvel film to date, which considering previous films have had the likes of Robert Downey Jr. in them is no mean feat.
Frankenstein, the jewel in the crown of the National Theatre's NT Live initiative, is returning to UK cinemas just in time for Halloween. So if you haven't yet seen Danny Boyle's extraordinary interpretation of Mary Shelley's gothic tale of creation and destruction then grab your opportunity.
For the most part it's a slick, intelligent and mostly compelling yarn, a mash-up of Wargames, Tron, Starship Troopers and assorted other sci-fi adventures.