Apart from the inescapable need to carve out a meagre living from an uncaring world, one of the reasons why these weekly updates have been something less than, well, weekly recently has been that most of the fare on offer at the pictures has been so uninspiring. Take Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana for example. It’s not a […]
This week we get dirty. Really dirty. (Not The Counselor-dirty – we’re not animals) No, we get stuck in to Mud and Filth and, of course, we also run the ruler over the new Hunger Games movie — Catching Fire. Check out this episode
A quick trip around the movies of the day with yours truly, grilled affably by Kathryn Ryan.
Chloe Grace Moretz is Carrie in the new remake from Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry), Benedict Cumberbatch is Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate and we do a quick run-down of a few recent releases you might have missed. Check out this episode
Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a Black history lesson set in the White House, novelist Cormac McCarthy teams up with Ridley Scott to make a conundrum called The Counselor and we visit Kashmir to see the Valley of Saints. Check out this episode
Is Gravity the first really new film of the 21st Century? I hazard it may be. It is certainly the first to harness the bleeding edge of the current technologies (performance capture, 3D, sophisticated robotic camera rigs) to serve a story that could only really exist in this form. Sure, once his ears had stopped […]