Take One’s writers decide upon the best Feature, Documentary, Short and (non-Cambridge) Festival from their experiences on the festival circuit in calendar year 2011.
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE is a great, if deliberately confusing, debut from Sean Durkin with an excellent performance by Elizabeth Olsen. Jim Ross reviews.
Alexander Payne’s THE DESCENDANTS arrived in the UK on a wave of awards nominations. Despite it being a pleasant film, Jim Ross isn’t sure it’s fully merited.
Do the Oscars really reflect cinematic quality and the year’s best, or are they a marketing tool of diminishing relevance? Jim Ross discusses the pursuit of the most coveted award in cinema.
Jim Ross discusses why David Cameron is wrong to suggest applying free-market economics to UK film and target funding at potential commercial successes in a recent speech.
Jorge Cham is the creator of popular webcomic PhD Comics, and one of a few professional webcomic artists. The film version of the strip was recently screened in Cambridge, and Jim Ross got the opportunity to ask him a few questions about the project.
AYAMÉ is a promising looking independent sci-fi production by Irish film maker Conor Maloney. Jim Ross caught up with him shortly after finishing the full version of a trailer for the project.
Jim Ross reviews WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Lynne Ramsay’s truly unsettling return to the big screen following a mother in the aftermath and build up to a horrific act of violence by her son.
Jim Ross reviews Miranda July’s second feature film, THE FUTURE, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is now showing at Picturehouses nationwide
Jim Ross reviews Andrea Arnold’s take on the classic tale of WUTHERING HEIGHTS, based on the Emily Brontë novel