This past summer I was very fortunate enough to catch up with filmmaker Ashley Thorpe. I discovered Ashley’s films through a filmmaking event at Exeter Phoenix called Cine. They were showing one of his short films called the Hairy Hands and another Scayre Crow. I love the visual style of the films and the storytelling, plus the use of animation with live action. For the Ashley’s next film he has attracted some an awesomely talented team. Here’s Ashley to tell you more
When the Glyndebourne opera people hit the road, they don’t just inhabit the stage, they take to the screen as well.
Hayao Miyazaki’s stunning Oscar-winning film Spirited Away has been chosen by film fans to close a major international festival set on the banks of the River Tamar.
Wings, a ground-breaking aeronautical flick, which the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1929, is at the Exeter Picturehouse as a World War I Centenary Screening.
A new season of opera live in HD from the New York Metropolitan Opera starts on the big screen at the Exeter Picturehouse on Saturday 11 October at 5.55pm with Verdi’s Macbeth.
‘Movie posters are unique art themselves,’ says Spike Lee (see the full quote below), who’s offering the afterword to the book Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art.
Hannibal Lecter, Postman Pat and Nicolas Cage go head-to-head in this week’s DVD round-up.
At the outset of Hannibal – The Complete Season Two (StudioCanal) criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is incarcerated in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, accused of a series of crimes committed by cannibalistic culinarian Dr Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Now that Will sees Hannibal for what he truly is, he faces a fight to prove his own sanity and convince his former colleagues that he is innocent of murder. Meanwhile, Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), the head of Behavioural Sciences at the FBI, is dealing with his own conflicted feelings about Will – a man he pressurised into assisting with his earlier investigations, despite Will’s obviously damaged psyche. Looking for answers, Jack turns to a man he has come to trust: Hannibal Lecter.
Time Travel can be fraught with difficulty, not least because the poor saps who embark on such a journey might find out some difficult things about themselves.
Miss You Already is a ‘story of love, loss and laughter’ staring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Morwenna Banks.
A “really outstanding landmark, comparable to the Royal Festival Hall and Coventry Cathedral” and not normally open to the public is the setting for one of a series of film events this autumn in surprising locations.
The Homesman was in the running for a Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and marks a second outing for atmospheric directing from Tommy Lee Jones, who stars in the film along with Oscar magnet Hilary Swank.