2013 saw the end of Blockbuster, but it is the ‘rental experience’ that Simon Roger Key will truly miss
Continue reading RIP: Blockbuster Video, 1985-2013, and the ‘rental experience’
Dartmoor Killing is a new feature filmed from multi-award winning filmmaker Peter Nicholson
Continue reading Dartmoor Killing: psychological thriller set on the moor
Anyone who grew up with the wonderful stop-motion effects in the likes of Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans will know the name Ray Harryhausen. Last week, the stop-motion maestro sadly passed away – but he leaves behind a rich legacy of work that continues to inspire today’s blockbusters.
Continue reading The legacy of Ray Harryhausen
There have been a string of road movies based in South America in recent years. Sean Wilson takes a look at this fascinating and much welcome trend in contemporary world cinema.
Continue reading The rise of the Latin American road trip movie
Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful is currently proving magical at the box office – and it also features another wondrous score from Danny Elfman. I take a look back at the remarkable career of the endlessly inventive composer – one of the most creative individuals in the world of film music.
Continue reading Danny Elfman: master of the musical macabre
Recently, several acclaimed South Korean directors have moved into English language cinema. I take a look at this exciting and intriguing development.
Continue reading South Korean Special: East Goes West
The BAFTA’s are over for another year. Now it’s time to pick through the debris and assess the winners and losers at this year’s ceremony
Continue reading BAFTA 2013 reaction
Robert Zemeckis’ new film Flight opens with a truly terrifying plane crash – here are some other noteworthy examples of in-flight terror.
Continue reading Buckle up! The five most harrowing air crashes on film
Young Cornish emerging filmmaker Chris Trevena collaborates with Totnes based music act Matthew & Me on music video for their track Golden Charms
Continue reading Golden Charms: Matthew & Me’s new video by young Cornish director
Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, Nobody Does It Better … Many of the songs for the Bond franchise are as legendary as the films themselves. But here are some of the ones which have been unfairly neglected
Continue reading Five Underrated Bond Songs
Ridley Scott is a master of the visual image, some would say at the expense of story. Regardless, his movies are always a treat to look at – here are some iconic images from some of Scott’s movies.
Continue reading Ridley Scott: landscapes par excellence (SPOILER WARNING)
Believed to be the oldest purpose-built cinema in Europe, the Paignton Picture House boasts a prestigious history that dates back to the birth of cinema. Once patronised by the likes of Agatha Christie, the cinema closed in 1999, and these memories now threaten to be lost in time. Sean Wilson speaks to two people who want to see the cinema kept open for historic and aesthetic purposes: projection enthusiast, Stuart Saunders and London-based, Torquay bred filmmaker, Anthony Bueno
Continue reading What is the future of the Paignton Picture House Cinema?
If you’ve been wondering what Vanessa Paradis has been up to since the knife-throwing fun of The Girl on the Bridge back in 1999, then worry no more, we have a non-exclusive Q&A with the French star of song and screen about her latest movie Cafe De Flore
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A quick glance at IMDB reveals something depressing: there’s not been a genuinely great Robert De Niro performance for some time now. But, as one of our finest actors, he has a richly extensive back catalogue – here are his 10 best roles.
Continue reading Robert De Niro’s 10 Best Performances
The Hunger Games has proven to be a commercial and critical success but a storm is brewing around the BBFC’s decision to award it a 12A certificate. Is it too violent for the relevant age group? Or is the concept of the 12A itself troubling?
Continue reading Is The Hunger Games too violent for a 12A certificate?