Review: Behind The Candelabra (2013)

Behind The Candelabra

Fresh from Cannes where it competed for the prestigious Palme d’Or and its subsequent airing on American cable network HBO, Behind The Candelabra is presented as Steven Soderbergh’s final feature film. It’s undoubtedly a triumphant note for the director to end on, and will surely be celebrated – alongside Magic Mike and Side Effects – for its boldness as much as its authenticity and the emotional resonance it provokes. Continue reading “Review: Behind The Candelabra (2013)”

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Best Ten Films Of 2012

Martha Marcy May Marlene

2012 may not have been a landmark year for cinema in the same way 1999 was, but it’s certainly seen its fair share of outstanding releases challenge, captivate and move audiences in remarkable ways. The first half was arguably somewhat of a write-off, with only the left-over Academy Award releases and a sprinkling of surprising successes – 21 Jump Street (arguably the best comedy of the year), The Cabin In The Woods, The Hunger Games and Pirates! In An Adventure With Continue reading “Best Ten Films Of 2012”

Review: Magic Mike (2012)

Mike (Channing Tatum) is a thirty-year-old entrepreneur, furniture designer and contractor who, at night, transformers into his stripping persona Magic Mike. When he sees potential in fellow construction worker Adam (Alex Pettyfer) he takes him under his wing and introduces him to a life he never thought possible – one fuelled by eroticised dance numbers, non-stop partying and female adoration. However, Mike’s had enough, but his attempts to move away from Continue reading “Review: Magic Mike (2012)”

EIFF 2012: My Fifty Film Wish List

In light of my recent post where I strategically picked out ten films that could be included in this year’s 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival, I’ve expanded it to include another forty films I would like to see hit the cinema screens in Edinburgh between June 20 – July 1.

From Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike to Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts and Stephen Elliot’s Cherry, this list is purely a dream of mine and by no means Continue reading “EIFF 2012: My Fifty Film Wish List”

Magic Mike Poster And Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures have released the first official trailer and poster for Magic Mike, an exposé of actor Channing Tatum’s former life as a male stripper.

Directed by soon-to-be-retired Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven), Magic Mike stars Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Riley Keough.

The film, scripted by relative newcomer Reid Carolin (Earth Made of Glass), Continue reading “Magic Mike Poster And Trailer”