Writer and director John Tomkins is a major drum-beater for film in Torbay, Devon and the South West. The Runner is his fifth film, and you can but hope that the characters and situations in the film are based on the filmmaker’s nightmares rather than his experience.
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.
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).
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.