Cannes Film Festival

Six of the Best: Palme d’Or Winners

The Cannes Film Festival enjoys a long history of both controversy and glamour. It’s the ultimate case of sun, sea and cinema. Its location gives way to the elite and fashionable of European cinema, ...
Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Anyone who thinks that anime is simply full of wide-eyed, giggling young girls and over-the-top fantasy sequences clearly hasn’t seen the raw and unflinching Grave of the Fireflies. Film 4 have...
Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

The first question to ask about Darkest Hour is Do we actually need another film about Winston Churchill? The answer is clearly yes. Despite there being two other major portrayals of the man in the l...
Oscar Nominations 2018

Oscar Nominations 2018: Full List

This year’s Oscar nominations have been announced, in full, this afternoon as many keen film fans anticipate what the speeches and overall climate of the ceremony will be like following the Tim...

Six of the Best: Films Turning Twenty

In a bid to make most of us feel positively mummified, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at six film that are twenty years old in 2018. There were so many happy memories to choose from...
Hounds of Love

Mary’s Top Ten of 2017

It’s been a funny old year for cinema. There have been extreme highs and lows; breathtaking pieces of craft to sleazy sex scandals. It’s a year when Hollywood really has had to take a goo...
Journey's End

Journey’s End: First Trailer

A wealth of British acting talent are set to bring R.C. Sherriff’s 1928 play, Journey’s End, from stage to screen as Suite Francaise and The Duchess director, Saul Gibb, brings the horror...
Alone in Berlin

Alone in Berlin

When Hans Fallada sat down to write Every Man Dies Alone, he was creating one of the first anti-Nazi books to be published in post-war Germany. Having spent many years incarcerated in an insane asylu...

The Exception – Trailer

Just launched is the first trailer for The Exception. The film is based on the best selling novel The Kaiser’s last Kiss. It is a spy drama set during the second world war and is set in the occ...
Dunkirk

Dunkirk

I thought I had read and seen everything there was about the Dunkirk evacuations. But I had never really seen the faces of the thousands of young men, desperate to get home, bravely facing off the Lu...