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Film Noir

Released: 2007 Directors: D. Jud Jones & Risto Topaloski Stars: Mark Keller, Bettina Devin, Roger Jackson Reviewer: David Phillips This curious animated film is an homage to film noir and in many ways it ticks every classic noir box. Private Detective Sam Ruben (replete...
Released: December 17th 2010 UK) Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Stars: Henry Joost, Yaniv Schulman Certificate: 15 (UK) Reviewer: Luke Walkley In 2007, filmmaker Ariel Schulman sensed an opportunity when his brother Nev, sparked up an online relationship with a girl named Megan. Along...

Cannibal Holocaust

Released: 7th February 1980 Director: Ruggero Deodato Stars:Robert Kerman, Gabriel Yorke, Francesca Ciardi Certificate: 18 Reviewer: Sam Matthews Ruggero Deodato, the macabre dago who directed Cannibal Holocaust was already renowned for his controversial ideologies and applications to film without already looking like a deliciously...

Carlito’s Way

Released: January 7th 1994 (UK) Director: Brian DePalma Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, John Leguizamo Certificate: 18 (UK) Reviewer: Luke Walkley With a career spanning more than 40 years, Al Pacino is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors to have graced our...

Captain America

Released: 19th July 2011 Director:Joe Johnson Stars:Chris Evans, Stanley Tucci, Hayley Atwell Certificate: 12 Reviewer: Luke Walkley Marvel Studios brings us the latest and arguably the most anticipated in the run up to The Avengers due to be released in May 2012. Captain America:...
George Clooney was arrested today by police in Washington D.C today following a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy. Clooney, now 50 has made his feelings known over the past few weeks, on the actions of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashi, who has...

Brooklyn’s Finest

Released:5th March 2010 Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars:Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Wesley Snipes Certificate:18 Reviewer: Luke Walkley I had high expectations before viewing this movie; the idea of a darker, seedier ‘Crash’ ticked all the right boxes for me. However living up to the expectations...

Broadcast News

Released: 16th December 1987 Director:James L. Brooks Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter Certificate:15 Reviewer: Philippe Ostiguy There’s something reassuring about discovering movies as well-rounded as Broadcast News, like finding a shelter to run back to when the storm hits. James L. Brooks’...

Bridesmaids

Released: 13th May 2011 Director:Paul Feig Stars: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd Certificate: 15 Reviewer: Ben Harris Kristen Wiig plays Annie who is chosen to be maid of honor for her best friend. Annie hasn’t got much going for her – no boyfriend,...

Buried

Released:24th September 2010 Director: Rodrigo Cortes Stars: Ryan Reynolds Certificate: 15 Reviewer: Luke Walkley Directed by Rodrigo Cortes and made by an almost entirely Spanish team, Buried follows truck driver Paul Conroy (Reynolds) who, after an ambush on his convoy whilst working Iraq, finds...

The Blue Angel

Released: January 3rd 1931 USA) Director:Josef von Sternberg Stars:Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich Certificate: U (UK) Reviewer: Jon Davies In a small town in 1920s Germany, Professor Emanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) discovers his pupils ogling over a series of semi-nude postcards. When he decides to...

Black Swan

Released: 3rd December 2010 Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel Certificate: 15 Reviewer: Rachael Southcott Darren Aronofsky is no stranger to the cinematic portrayal of inner demons and the exploration of the human psyche. From shoestring debut, Pi, via Requiem...
Released: September 12th 2008 (UK) Director: Mark Herman Stars: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis Certificate: 12a(UK) Reviewer: Anne Iredale It’s a brave director that takes on the subject of the Holocaust. The spellbinding quality of this film is due to the story unfolding through the...

The Beaver

Released: 6th May 2011 Director: Jodie Foster Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin Certificate: 12 Reviewer: Matt Chandler The Beaver is ambitious in attempting to tackle the subject of severe depression in 90 minutes. Watching the movie knowing the behind-the-scenes failures provided an...

Beverly Hills Cop

Released: January 25th 1985 (UK) Director: Martin Brest Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold Certificate: 18 (UK) Reviewer: Patrick Campbell It isn’t long before the truly worst thing about the movie ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ (1984) hits the viewer square in the face, a fate unavoidable...
Released: October 9th 1991 (UK) Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson Certificate: U (UK) Reviewer: Luke Walkley The Beauty and The Beast follows the beautiful Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the ‘Beast’ after stumbling into his castle on...

Bad Taste

Released: June 1989 (UK) Director: Peter Jackson Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne Certificate: 18 Reviewer: Ryan Gelley Yes, that Peter Jackson. Before The Lord Of the Rings (and the under-appreciated The Frighteners) he made this horror movie. And it likely comes as no surprise...

Bang Bang Club

Released: 15th September 2010 Director: Steven Silver Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Phillippe, Frank Rautenbach Reviewer: Jared Calfee Movies based on historical events can be done in several ways. They can be a documentary style account of the events with actors simply replacing the...

Movie Reviews.

Stanley a Man of Variety

Director: Stephen Cookson Stars: Timothy Spall Reviewed by Ren Zelen Stanley - a Man of Variety, a film co-written by Stephen Cookson (My Angel), is a...

News

George Clooney To Direct Sci-Fi Film ‘Echo’

Following on from Suburbicon earlier this year, Deadline is reporting that George Clooney is about to helm his next film and this time the director...