Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s police procedural story is a beautifully composed film, featuring some great filmmaking. It may be a hard film to love, though, says Jim Ross.
A look at the accusations of box-office smash THE HUNGER GAMES being derivative. Whilst it has other small problems, they don’t matter and the end result is a decent film standing on the shoulders of giants, says Jim Ross
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.