Posts in "Film"



Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg Starring Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Stephanie Sigman, Jørgen Langhelle, Ane Dahl Torp Original Soundtrack by Air In UK Cinemas April 11th, 2014 by Joanna Orland Scandinavian thrillers have been all the rage since The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series hit bookshelves.  Norway has not been left out of […]


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Directed by Darren Aronofsky Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman In UK Cinemas April 4th, 2014 by Amanda Farley Darren Aronofsky’s latest film has arrived and it will take me a long time to forget the 138 minutes I spent in its company. Based on […]

The Double


The Double Directed by Richard Ayoade Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn and Noah Taylor In UK Cinemas April 4th, 2014 by Joanna Orland The Double is a Lynchian drama, abstract in narrative and visuals with surreal and emotive use of sound design. The narrative follows Simon James played in typical fashion by Jesse […]

Jameson Empire Awards 2014

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by Joanna Orland Voted for by Empire magazine readers, the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards hosted a star-studded ceremony at Grosvenor House in Mayfair.  While these awards are much less formal than other industry ceremonies such as The Oscars or the BAFTAs, the celebrities were on hand to walk down the red carpet and either pick […]

Judith Hill

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by Ella Jean Judith Hill is the rising star being lifted by the Oscar winning film 20 Feet From Stardom.  It’s a touching documentary uncovering the history of back-up vocalists from the 1960′s to present day. Judith Hill is the present.  Her biggest gig was the one she never got to do: She was set to […]

Sundance London Announces Program


Sundance Institute and AEG Europe have announced this year’s Sundance London film and music festival programme for the 3rd annual festival which runs April 25-27, 2014 at The O2.  Sundance London will include 21 feature films and 18 short films across five sections. Twenty-four films will make their world, international, European or UK premieres at […]

It’s Not a Toy: Existentialism in The Lego Movie


by Ella Jean Note:  This article will spoil the entire plot of The Lego Movie, as well as some of L’imaginaire by Jean Paul Sartre. “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” – Friedrich Nietzsche For a […]

Labor Day

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Labor Day Directed by Jason Reitman Starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire and Clark Gregg In UK Cinemas March 21st, 2014 by Ruth Thomson This is director Jason Reitman’s fifth film – previously he cranked up George Clooney’s air miles in Up in the Air and sprinkled sardonic indie fairy dust over […]

The Stag – London Premiere

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Directed by John Butler Starring Andrew Scott, Hugh O’Conor, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson and Amy Huberman Exclusively in Vue Cinemas in the UK March 14th, 2014 by Joanna Orland Irish film The Stag, starring Andrew Scott, had an all-star red carpet premiere in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday March 13th ahead of its exclusive opening […]

Cinema Made in Italy


Cinema Lumiere March 5th-March 9th, 2014 by Alice Sanders The 4th edition of Cinema Made in Italy was held at the French Institute in Kensington – Cinema Lumiere. I’d never been to this cinema before, but it’s a big, lovely, comfortable one and I recommend you all go there and see something foreign. The only […]