John’s Top Ten of 2014

Contrary to popular opinion I found 2014 to be a pretty good year for movie releases. Sure some of the bigger movies failed to deliver but what’s new? There were a number of very well made film...

David’s Top Ten Of 2014

So, this is Christmas and what have you done, as a great man once said. Well, some people put together some very fine films in 2014. As always, any omissions are either due to personal taste, and whe...

Bill Murray cast as the voice of Baloo

Disney pictures has announced that Bill Murray has joined the cast of the forthcoming live action / VFX film of The Jungle Book. The veteran actor and all round cool dude will provide the voice of Ba...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

And so we return once again to the world of Wes Anderson and everything we have come to love and admire in his films. And yes, once again that includes Bill Murray. This is a tale that deals with the...

New releases for March

The month of March sees the last of the major award ceremonies taking place with the Oscars being announced on the second. The release schedule reflects this. The past few months have seen all of the...

Glasgow Film Festival 2014

The Glasgow Film Festival returns this year bigger and better than ever. In the ten years of its existence the festival has blossomed from small beginnings to the multi faceted event that we have tod...

Castello Cavalcanti

It’s always welcome to get a little on-line surprise (no not that kind!) that restores your faith in movies. Wes Anderson, in association with Prada,  has released an eight minute short, Castel...

The Wes Anderson Collection Part 4

With the fourth part of the video essays we come to my personal favourite, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou from 2004. I have very fond memories of watching the Jacques Cousteau documentaries which...

The Wes Anderson Collection Part 3

With the third of the video essays we come to the two thousand and one film The Royal Tenenbaums. A tale of a dysfunctional family of child prodigies who are brought together by their terminally ill ...

The Wes Anderson Collection Part 2

In the second of his video essays Mark Zoller Seitz continues his study of the films of Wes Anderson. for his sophomore effort Anderson moved on to the high school set Rushmore. The film marked the i...