Uk Film Drama
Slomo (Dir. Josh Isenberg) Having won the best short documentary award at at SXSW, Isenberg's uplifting film tells the story
As the nights draw in and a post work run becomes even less appealing, it got us wondering about the alternative ways to get our pulses racing? We've all heard the expression my "heart skipped a beat", but how does horror actually affect our heart rates?
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.
'12 Years A Slave' has been called a 'game changing event' by Rolling Stones magazine in the States, but I can't help feeling like that's a vast understatement. Invest your all in this film - you will not be disappointed.
In Sofia Coppola's true-life tale, a gang of fame-obsessed teenagers rob a string of celebrity homes simply because they can. Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, and Paris Hilton are among the Hollywood stars targeted while they are away on holiday or just at a party.
Here we see Michael Shannon playing the eponymous Iceman aka Richard Kuklinski, a New Jersey-based Mafia hit man who despatched more than 100 people over a number of years before police finally caught up with him.
After superbly rebooting the franchise with Star Trek in 2009, J.J. Abrams returns to direct what will probably be his probably final Trek film before crossing over to a galaxy far, far away.
The Great Gatsby is currently available in the UK in at least seven different editions, is about to appear in its sixth film adaptation, has been adapted on innumerable occasions for radio and theatre, even succeeding without adaptation as an eight-hour theatre reading, and has also been performed as a ballet, an opera and an orchestral suite.
Nearly 50 years after The Servant was first released, that combination of mellow voice, strings and lyrics filled with regret - "Leave it alone. It's all gone" - remains irresistible.
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.