The moment the trailer for Seven Psychopaths was released, I could see the problem: the film had no idea what its plot was. It looked like a jumble of discordant threads held together by the single unifying fact that it was scripted by In Bruges’s [...]
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The talk of the Twitterati today has been all about Cineworld’s takeover of the Picturehouse chain. In order to explain why this is big news to anyone who isn’t intimately familiar with UK cinemas, here’s a basic round-up of people’s perceptions of these two companies. [...]
It’s rare for a film to make you absolutely sure that you don’t want to ever get sucked into a profession, but that what’s what I found happening to me whilst I watched The Hunt. Previously, I’ve been indifferent to the prospect of working in [...]
Black comedy is something that we, as Brits, do better than anyone else in the world. It might seem like an outlandish claim, but if you look at a heritage that begins with the Ealing comedies and runs right up to this week’s new release, [...]
Adapting a book which is, essentially, an extremely wordy but funny account of mental illness is a task that requires a certain amount of delicacy. And there’s no director in Hollywood less famous for his delicate touch than David O. Russell, whose rant with/against Angelica [...]