Review: Rush (2013)


Keen to capitalise on the overwhelming success of Asif Kapadia’s sensational documentary Senna, director Ron Howard, whose responsible for some of Hollywood’s biggest commercial successes, reteams with Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan for Rush. What could have been a compelling character expose set in and around the high-octane world of Formula One is, in the end, disappointingly bloated and mild on dramatic thrills. Continue reading “Review: Rush (2013)”

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2012: Winners

Actors, actresses, critics and industry types gathered at the BFI Southbank, London earlier this evening to reveal the 32nd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Award winners.

Emerging on top were The Artist, which scooped three awards; A Separation, which won two prizes; and We Need To Talk About Kevin, which – deservedly so – won British Film Of Year .

Anna Paquin (!!!) tied with Meryl Streep for Actress Of The Year, while Olivia Continue reading “London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2012: Winners”

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations

Shame, Tyrannosaur and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy lead the nominations for the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Selected by a host of Britain’s leading film critics, the London Evening Standard British Film Awards recognise the skill and audacity of those involved with the British film industry.

The awards, hosted by Stephen Mangan, will take place on Monday, February 6 Continue reading “Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations”

BAFTA Film Awards 2012: Nominations

The nominations for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA’s) were revealed earlier this morning by Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger.

The Artist lead the way with a whopping twelve nominations, with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy following closely behind with a still impressive ten.

Meanwhile, The Descendants, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Hugo and The Help all picked up several nominations in key categories, while Paddy Considine, Continue reading “BAFTA Film Awards 2012: Nominations”

BIFA Awards 2011: Winners

Best British Independent Film

  • Tyrannosaur

Best Director

BIFA Awards 2011: Nominations

Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Steve McQueen’s Shame and Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy lead the nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA’s), which were announced at a ceremony in London earlier today.

Other nominees include Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, Richard Ayoade’s Subarmine, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin and John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard. 

The BIFA’s, an awards ceremony aimed squarely at acknowledging the Continue reading “BIFA Awards 2011: Nominations”

DVD Releases: October 10, 2011

The Beaver

Director: Mel Gibson

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UK Box Office: June 24 – 26, 2011

1. Bridesmaids – £3.5M

2. Kung Fu Panda 2 – £1.5M

3. Green Lantern – £1.1M

4. Bad Teacher – £1M

5. The Hangover Part II – £801,000

6. X-Men: First Class – £710,000

7. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £523,000

8. Senna – £264,000

9. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules – £155,000

10. Double Dhamaal – £117,000

UK Box Office: June 17 – 19, 2011

1. Green Lantern – £2.5M

2. Kung Fu Panda 2 – £2.2M

3. Bad Teacher – £1.9M

4. The Hangover Part II – £1.5M

5.  X-Men: First Class – £1.2M

6. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £920,000

7. Senna – £380,000

8. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – £230,000

9. Potiche – £200,000

10. Honey 2 – £180,000

UK Box Office – June 3 – 5, 2011

1. X-Men: First Class – £5,438,386

2. The Hangover Part II – £3,826,158

3. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £2,144,179

4. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – £645,196

5. JLS: Eyes Wide Open – £463,914

6. Senna – £375,173

7. Ready – £236,868

8. Rio – £94.127

9. Fast Five – £77,874

10. Thor – £59,994