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Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev Starring Elena Lyadova, Alexey Serebryakov and Vladimir Vdovichenkov In US Cinemas December 25th, 2014 by Joanna Orland A decomposing whale skeleton lays abandoned on a beach.  Bleak imagery to mirror a bleaker story, often portrayed with a level of compassion and humour, but bleak nonetheless.  Leviathan is a Russian drama which […]

Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit)

Two Days, One Night

Directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne Starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione In US Cinemas December 24th, 2014 by Joanna Orland Marion Cotillard gives an outstanding performance in the Dardenne Brothers’ latest film Two Days, One Night (Deux Jours, Une Nuit).  In the same vain as much of the Dardenne’s work, Two Days, One Night […]

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb


Directed by Shawn Levy Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Steve Coogan, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney & Ben Kingsley In UK Cinemas December 19th, 2014   by Alice Sanders I’m not ashamed to admit it: I adore the Night at the Museum franchise. I’m a comedy-loving Classicist […]

The Gambler


Directed by Rupert Wyatt Starring Mark Wahlberg, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson and John Goodman In US Cinemas December 19th, 2014 In UK Cinemas January 23rd, 2015 by Joanna Orland Style, substance, drama, comedy and the best soundtrack of the year are merely a sliver of what makes The Gambler a fantastic film.  […]

2015 Golden Globe Nominations


The 2015 Golden Globe Awards nominations have been announced.  I’m not quite sure about all of their choices, but here is a breakdown with some commentary on what it all means: BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Apparently Birdman is a comedy, and Whiplash and Nightcrawler didn’t make the cut.  Mediocre films such as The Imitation […]

The Beat Beneath My Feet: Q&A January 11th

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The Beat Beneath My Feet Clapham Picturehouse 76 Venn St, London SW4 0AT Buy tickets We are excited to announce that on January 11th, 2015 Loose Lips producer Joanna Orland will be hosting her second Q&A after the screening of BIFA nominated film The Beat Beneath My Feet.  The film is also part of the […]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Directed by Peter Jackson Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Billy Connolly, Ian Holm, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Ryan Gage and Stephen Fry In UK Cinemas December 12th, 2014 by Joanna Orland Let’s not beat around the bush – The […]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Directed by Sam Mendes Theatre Royal Drury Lane London by Joanna Orland By this point, we’ve all seen at least one of the film adaptations of Roald Dahl’s dark tale of a young Charlie Bucket who wins a golden ticket to the weird and somewhat wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory. Johnny Depp stars as Wonka in […]

Win Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical goodies!


Beyond the gates astonishment awaits… Roald Dahl’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes. We’re giving you the chance to win some of their DELIGHTFUL merchandise- the awesome […]

Owen Pallett at Queen Elizabeth Hall


Owen Pallett Queen Elizabeth Hall, London December 3rd, 2014 by Joanna Orland Known for his work with Arcade Fire, his previous nom de plume “Final Fantasy”, and his Oscar-nominated soundtrack for the Spike Jonze film HER, musician Owen Pallett has set the bar very high for himself. Luckily for Owen, he is a musical genius […]