Last week, a true titan of the cinema world left us. Ray Harryhausen, the man behind the iconic stop-motion beasts of 1950s, 60s and 70s cinema, sadly passed away at the age of 92.
Having recently watched the new Chilean film Thursday till Sunday, I was struck by how the Latin American Road Movie has come on in recent years.
Craig Zobel’s indie flick has generated a storm of controversy around the world, with multiple reports of walk-outs at screenings. But sadly it doesn’t have the courage of its convictions.
The release of the Danny Elfman-scored Oz the Great and Powerful means now is the ideal time to do a retrospective on this brilliant composer – one of my personal favourites.
If rumours are to be believed, Side Effects may very well be Steven Soderbergh’s final movie (following his upcoming TV drama starring Michael Douglas as Liberace).
One of the more exciting and interesting trends of early 2013 is the migration of South Korean directors to the world of English-language cinema.
The night of February 10th 2013 saw what was, in my view, one of the most balanced and even-handed BAFTA ceremonies in a long time.
The release of Flight got me thinking – what are the scariest plane-crashes on film?
The master of outrageous genre mayhem is back – Quentin Tarantino shocks, confounds and astounds once more with his new pulp epic, Django Unchained.
Devon actors Sam Morgan and David Rees reunite for Ghosts.
Two recent documentary releases make for an interesting comparison – and both are already candidates for best film of 2013.
The Academy has only gone and done a Colour Purple on us!
In this section I list my three greatest discoveries in the world of orchestral film scores.
In this section, I list my three greatest discoveries in the world of film.
2012 has come an end and so I take a look back at the cinematic year.
2012 has come to an end and so I take a look back at the cinematic year.
2012 has drawn to an end and so I look back at the cinematic year.
The subjective message of a given film is the lifeblood of cinema, especially in this age of moodily complex Christopher Nolan blockbusters. Life of Pi however is the real deal.
Peter Jackson transports audiences back to the incredible world of Middle-earth in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
In Thomas Vinterburg’s agonising film The Hunt, a child’s lie, one intended without malice, is blown out of all proportion by the adults who interpret it.
Writer/director David Ayer applies the blues and twos once again in End of Watch, his latest police procedural following the likes of Dark Blue and Training Day (which he scripted and for which Denzel Washington won an Oscar).
One of the most important aspects of any Bond movie is the opening song but several have been unfairly neglected.
The James Bond franchise may be 50 years old but it’s delivered one of its greatest entries in the form of Skyfall.
Those fabled Roman Candles about which Jack Kerouac wrote so eloquently have faded into weak luminescence in the big-screen adaptation of his classic novel, On the Road.
Torbay Film Club continue their new season with a screening of The Italian on Tuesday 6th of November at 7.30PM. The movie screens at Torquay Museum.