Inside Llewyn Davis, is a wonderfully detailed snapshot of the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1962 New York, and our conduit into this world is the abrasive but talented folk singer, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac).
What can you say about 'Good Vibrations' ? You need to see it and it will embrace you with a frenetic passion that defied the surrounding madness of The Troubles.
It turns out that Short Term 12 is a sensitive, tender drama that deserves wider recognition. It features a handful of wonderful performances that bring characters from all sides of the story to life and what could have been dour and mawkish turns into something honest and uplifting.
Gravity is simply beautiful to look at, a galactic ballet, if you like. Tears float like bubbles and flames curls like tendrils of golden ringlets, and all the while planet Earth is spread out before the astronauts, an awe-inspiring tableaux. Meanwhile, Jonas Cuaron's script ups the ante at every turn, keeping us hooked and fully invested in the story all the way.
The Fifth Estate should have been an exciting, dynamic dramatization of one of the most extraordinary series of events of our time. Instead it is a rather disappointing, at times boring, film which just makes you sad for what could have been.
Not every extreme weather event can be attributed to our changing climate. It's a complex and wide-reaching problem. But scientists have said that when these events happen more frequently and with greater force, they form a pattern that points strongly towards climate change.
With French cinema well represented in the 57th London Film Festival it's sad that many outside of the UK major cities rarely have the opportunity to view European cinema except on DVD.
At first, Ghost Shark is grimly predictable in his choice of attack locations. But as the film unfolds and you start to become aware that you are watching something special unfurl in front of you like an orchid opening to accept the rays of the morning sun, the locations become loopier and loopier.
Although the Oscars and BAFTAs are still a few months away I'm putting it on the record now that I'd be happy for the respective academies to close the competition forthwith and just give all the main prizes to Gravity.
I became an Ivor Novello devotee from the first day of rehearsals from that moment on (I know, Kiss Me Kate!) avidly soaking up info on him as a movie star, composer (to me he is the British/Welsh Lehar and his waltzes as lilting as Strauss') and actor.
Tom Hanks walked the carpet confidently to open the BFI London Film Festival. He will also close it with his other movie in the show, Saving Mr. Banks. Hanks bestrides this Festival like a movie superstar colossus.
An open letter was posted online today from controversial embezzling dragon, Smaug, to acclaimed actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, who is set to portray th...
Every generation has a sci-fi film that defines it, a game changer. 2013 sees Gravity hitting cinemas and this doesn't just change the game but win the game, start another one and win that too. Gravity is nothing short of a revelation and THIS is what cinema is all about.
The European premiere of Captain Phillips was a fantastic way to kick off the 57th BFI London Film Festival at ODEON Leicester Square last night, with many of the cast and crew in attendance, including the film's star, Tom Hanks, and British director, Paul Greengrass.
It is 2009 and an American cargo ship is heading through international waters. Plain sailing? Not quite. This is a ship that will need to steer around the Horn of Africa, a notorious hotspot for knave Somali pirate boats. Based on a true story, director Paul Greengrass ably documents a harrowing hijacking incident of nerve-shredding terror.
Our four contributors were linked in a quest for meaning. It wasn't about them opting out of the corporate world, but a search for a role that aligned with their values and real passions. It's interesting to see, as the film unfolds, how they each interpret meaning in a different way.