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.
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.
Already one of the most discussed films of the year, Compliance has generated a storm of controversy – but does it live up to the hype?
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.
Director Steven Soderbergh returns with all-star pharmaceutical thriller Side Effects – reputedly his last feature film.
Recently, several acclaimed South Korean directors have moved into English language cinema. I take a look at this exciting and intriguing development.
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
Robert Zemeckis’ new film Flight opens with a truly terrifying plane crash – here are some other noteworthy examples of in-flight terror.
Get ready to be snapped out of moviegoing apathy! Quentin Tarantino’s historical revisionism continues with his outrageously entertaining slave revenge pic Django Unchained
A selection of upcoming Devon talent gathers in front and behind the camera for Ghosts, the first episode in proposed series Being There
Two recent documentaries, McCullin and Jiro Dreams of Sushi, make for an interesting comparison, in spite of how different their respective subjects are. Sean Wilson reviews these two excellent films.
Lincoln, Life of Pi and Les Miserables have scored big in the 2013 BAFTA nominations – but there are more than a few controversial surprises in this year’s crop.
Every year, I list three film score discoveries – in other words, film scores I’ve come across for the first time. In 2012, I was swept away by the scores for The Russia House, The Luzhin Defence and Something the Lord Made.
Every year, I list three movie discoveries – in other words, films I’ve come across for the first time. In 2012, I was enchanted by Paths of Glory, Mother and Adventureland.
While many movies soared in 2012, just as many dismal releases crashed and burned. Now’s the time when I stick the boot into this year’s disappointing releases.