Joaquin Phoenix Walk the Line

Six Of The Best: Actors Who Can Sing

Still thrilled at how utterly perfect the Vox Lux soundtrack is, it made me realise something: I didn’t actually know that Natalie Portman could sing. Sure, many actors go through drama schools where...

Six Of The Best: Alternative Valentine’s

Forget the Hollywood cliché of boy meets girl, girl takes off glasses, boy falls madly in love. That’s not romance. Lingering glances, unspoken words, stolen kisses … Now, that’s got our heart beatin...

Six Of The Best: Films With Dogs

Man’s best friend. An undeniable source of loyalty, support and internet memes. Yes, we’ve been keeping canines as pets or, in fact, worshipping them as far back as ancient Aztec civilisations and Gr...

Six Of The Best: Exploration On Film

Exploration has become something of an obsession for the human race. Unhappy with our own lot, we have often been known to scout the far reaches of the earth in search of something else, something di...
Daniel Bruhl The Alienist

Six Of The Best: Daniel Bruhl

Believe it or not, baby-faced actor Daniel Bruhl turned 40 this year. The multi-lingual half German, half Spanish actor has transitioned seamlessly from quirky European indie films to Hollywood block...
The Wicker Man

Six Of The Best: Cults

Frightening and tantalising. Cutting yourself off from everyone and the sense of belonging. Strict and liberating. Cults – religious or otherwise – have proven, time and again, to be a heap of contra...
AMY ADAMS

Six of the Best: Amy Adams

Sharp Objects – the hotly anticipated book based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel – premiered on Sky Atlantic this week, starring Amy Adams as an intrepid reporter, re-visiting the town in...
MESRINE

Six Of The Best: True Crime Films

There are five words that can really make a difference to your film viewing experience: Based on a true story. If we, as viewers, that what we’re getting is even just a little snippet of reality, it ...
Pedro Almodovar

Six Of The Best: Pedro Almodovar

When you think of Madrid-native, Pedro Almodovar, three key things spring to mind; colour, close-ups and conversation. Almodovar’s films – from the early, wilder days to more recent years – have alwa...
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, ...