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.
The master of outrageous genre mayhem is back – Quentin Tarantino shocks, confounds and astounds once more with his new pulp epic, Django Unchained.
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.
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).
It’s always a thrill when a filmmaker makes a complete u-turn from their previous project, and Torquay-based Ed Chappell has certainly done that with Clive.
The screening wasn’t packed, but once again Dartington’s Barn proves itself to be the South West’s premiere art-house cinema, with a limited run of Orson Welles’, F for Fake.
‘It is not the violence that sets a man apart. It’s the distance he’s prepared to go. We’re survivors … We control the fear’.
Back in 1995, Sly Stallone may have believed he was the law but the fans weren’t buying it.
Hordes of people waltzing in unison … A lush score from Dario Marianelli … Impeccable art direction and design … A heavyweight cast and scriptwriter in the form of Tom Stoppard … On watching Anna Karenina, it’s immediately apparent we’re back in Joe Wright costume drama territory …
Berberian Sound Studio … It’s a whisper away from Barbarian Sound Studio, and into a pit of them does Toby Jones fall in Peter Strickland’s terrific new film.
Midway through Total Recall, an unsettling thought occurs. Haven’t we seen this story of a futuristic factory worker whose memory has been wiped before? Haven’t we already lived through this? It turns out, of course, that we have.
On Friday, August 24, a select group of people, myself included, had the privilege of attending the premiere of Lost Hearts, the first solo project by Torquay filmmaker Ed Chappell.
Discussing the merits of both Expendables films is much of a muchness. To use an analogy, it’s like comparing two brands of manure.
The Naughty Room is local musician/film-maker Cosmo Jarvis’s film debut.
Slap on the woad, don a kilt and tuck into some haggis. No, it’s not a re-run of Braveheart. It is in fact Pixar’s latest animation Brave. Yes, the world’s foremost purveyors of CG animation have touched down on Caledonian soil for a stirring tale of love, lochs and legends.