While 2011 hasn’t exactly been a year of record-breaking box office success, it has been a fantastic one for British cinema, emerging talent and unique independent features which found themselves surpassing the popularity of many much bigger movies.
The films I’ve chosen – and believe me when I say it wasn’t an easy process - are what I think represent the pinnacle of the cinema I Continue reading →
Succumbing to the unexpected throes of love, Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) abandons her stable life with High Court judge William (Simon Russell Beale) for Freddie (Tom Hiddleston): a youthful pilot, formerly of the RAF. However, their romance is not easy, as we see his frivolous personality slowly evaporating when faced with her needy disposition.
Establishing itself with an intense, compact opening sequence depicting Hester’s attempted suicide, screenwriter and director Terence Davies Continue reading →
Andrea Arnold, director of the highly acclaimed, BAFTA award-winning Fish Tank that saw actress Katie Javis plucked from obscurity and propelled into the limelight, is currently knee-deep in post-production on her follow-up: a feature-length adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights. Continue reading →