Meryl Streep has been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Thatch in THE IRON LADY. Better justified is the nomination for Best Makeup, says Keith Braithwaite.
‘What can you do to a hero, or to a father, who has gone wayward? Can you discipline your father?’ Mike Boyd reviews this fascinating, frustrated portrait of Mugabe as a man, which is also an important history of the country as a whole.
Women make up a small proportion of film creatives, and the UnderWire Festival looks to recognise the best short work made by women across a range of film related crafts – Jo Shaw reviewed this year’s festival.
From literary success to stage sensation: the question is whether WAR HORSE can pack the same emotional punch on the silver screen. The answer for Steven Spielberg is yes and no according to Lillie Davidson.
A road trip comes to a halt against a backdrop of small-town scenery with an emotional landscape as wide as the human heart.
EXHIBIT A is the story of a normal family disintegrating under financial pressure, eventually driven to the unimaginable. Rosy Hunt reviews the Yorkshire based found-footage thriller and speaks to its director Dom Rotheroe.
Who knew the film that everyone would be talking about at the beginning of 2012 would be a silent movie? Sophisticated and daring, hilarious and heartbreaking, this work of art will leave you lost for words.
Seattle’s Grand Illusion Cinema, the city’s longest running independent theater, recently featured Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife in its series, A Touch of Lubitsch (“to be continued when we get more Lubitsch on 35mm reels”). The first in a series of reviews from the Grand Illusion’s excellent programme.
Jim Shanks reviews Dreamworks’ PUSS IN BOOTS. If you enjoy this post, please make a donation to Cambridge Blue Cross Animal Shelter. Just £1 will buy a homeless ginger cat two pairs of tiny boots, and £5 will buy him an épée. It’s a tough world out there.
Rosy Hunt attended Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slideshow and screenings of his films “What Is It?” and “It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine.” at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, London. She also had the privilege of interviewing the auteur himself, but regrets that she did most of the talking.