Despite the tough subject matter Salma is a fantastic watch. I came out of it empowered and inspired. And I have both Salma and Kim Longinotto to thank for that.
For about half an hour, End of Watch reminded me of TV's Southland, with its hand-held filming, dry humour and emphasis on routine crimes. But there is more going on here than ride-alongs and Brian's budding romance with the perky Janet (played by Anna Kendrick).
Ken Loach provides us with a timely reminder of a period in history when the needs and hopes of the British working class were the guiding light of government policy, resulting in the radical transformation of society and an economic recovery the like of which is desperately needed today.
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.
Adaptations are the mac 'n' cheese of modern Hollywood. The marketing executive dangles a shiny bestseller before the film consumer like a matador's capote; powerless to resist its allure, he dives for knowing it's probably a mirage of brilliance - and that he won't even get to gore the guy behind it.
Piracy represents a truly unenviable quandary for the film and games industries, but their continual failure to grasp even the basic essence of the issue, or their customers, represents a far greater and more worrying trend.
What I love about good film music is the use of silence and space. The medium allows for that. When you're writing to accompany an image you can stretch a piece in ways that wouldn't work in stand alone music; maybe leaving gaps of twenty or thirty seconds between phrases, using background sounds, or bits of dialogue as connectors.
Director Lee Daniels follows up his critically acclaimed masterpiece Precious with a very different endeavour in the form of The Paperboy.
Watching The Paperboy feels a lot like swimming in the swamps of Florida. It's hot, sweaty, filthy and oddly enjoyable.
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.
Veronica Mars. These two words prior to March 13 were synonyms to failure amongst US TV executives. Not only was that assumption stupid, it was just shallow. Not only has Warner Bros been able to gather up preproduction positive publicity, it has put Veronica Mars in a position and an international limelight in a way no other movie has experienced.
The first hour of this tediously self-infatuated documentary consists almost exclusively of American millionaires swaggering around Jamaica smoking an astonishing amount of weed and saying "yeah, mun" every five seconds with all the authenticity and respect for their surroundings of an obnoxious public schoolboy on his gap year.
To call Red Dawn a gross distortion of international politics would be something of an understatement.
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.
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.
I immediately knew I wanted to make a film of 'Lore' but really had no idea how to go about it. Sitting in Glasgow, the prospect of making a period feature, set in Germany, about the subject of Nazism, was daunting.