Roald Dahl Day takes place on 13th September every year, on what would have been the writer’s birthday. CFF2012 celebrates 30 years of the BFG with a screening of Cosgrove Hall’s classic 80s animation on 16th September.
Subject of a strand at this year’s Cambridge Film Festival, Steve Williams looks at Francesco Rosi – poet of civic courage, conscience of Italian cinema.
They may pull in audiences, but using cinematic brand names as TOTAL RECALL and THE BOURNE LEGACY did kills narrative and leaves audiences feeling duped, writes Jim Ross
Rosy Hunt’s must-see films at CFF2012 are George Kuchar’s black comedy porno THUNDERCRACK and Jodorowsky’s Italian classic SANTA SANGRE. Get in the mood for glorious exploitation with this Radley Metzger retrospective.
Those ripples in your water glass – the Cambridge Film Festival is coming. Dinosaurs will stalk the lawns at Felbrigg Hall on September 1st, at the outdoor screening of a monster classic. Jim Ross looks back at Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK, his first film love.
A look at some of the outstanding works of Takeshi Kitano (ZATOICHI, “Takeshi’s Castle”), whose latest film OUTRAGE BEYOND will be released in Japan on 6th October, after premiering at Venice and making its US debut at Toronto in September. Cross fingers for a UK release date this year!
In the two film franchises he has starred in so far, the Batman has been at his most popular, and best, when literally and figuratively shrouded in darkness. Gavin Midgley looks back at the big black bat.
Ahead of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Jim Ross takes a look the influence of Christopher Nolan’s MEMENTO – a film that has pervaded his work from INCEPTION to THE DARK KNIGHT
Mike Boyd spoke to comedian and actor Tony Hawks about his new film, based on his book, PLAYING THE MOLDOVANS AT TENNIS
Undead classics and alternate histories could and should make for some killer summer blockbusters.