Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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FILM – TRUE GRIT
February 8, 2011 – 9:53 pm | No Comment
FILM – TRUE GRIT

by Fleur Macdonald
Fleur is the co-editor of the excellent arts review aggregation site The Omnivore (www.theomnivore.co.uk)
True Grit isn’t the first Western from the Coen brothers. A modern day contemplation of American values, No …

FILM – The Prophet
January 20, 2010 – 10:10 am | No Comment
FILM – The Prophet

by Jemimah Steinfeld

One of the most memorable lines in classic prison drama The Shawshank Redemption is when Tim Robbins’ character, Andy Dufrasne avers: “The funny thing is – on the outside, I was an honest …

FILM – THE LIMITS OF CONTROL
December 15, 2009 – 8:17 am | No Comment
FILM – THE LIMITS OF CONTROL

by Gabriella Apicella
When I’m told how to watch a film, I tend to think that the movie in question is probably best avoided.  Certainly if you scout around, you will see that Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie, …

FILM – HUMPDAY
December 7, 2009 – 10:19 am | No Comment
FILM – HUMPDAY

by Gabriella Apicella

I don’t understand guys too well. Or the alpha-male type of guy anyway. They baffle me – as I’m assured women baffle men.  Not only in the ways they relate to me, …

FILM – BILL MARTELL
December 7, 2009 – 10:02 am | No Comment
FILM – BILL MARTELL

by Gabriella Apicella

It’s raining outside. Underneath a backstreet record store, a crowd gathers in front of a small stage. As the minutes tick by, expectation mounts. A softly spoken silver …

FILM – CITY OF LIFE OF DEATH
October 18, 2009 – 9:16 am | No Comment
FILM – CITY OF LIFE OF DEATH

by Gabriella Apicella

City of Life and Death is set in Nanking in 1937 during the infamous occupation of the then Chinese capital by the Japanese army towards the end of the war between the two …

FILM – BEAUTIFUL LOSERS
September 18, 2009 – 11:12 am | One Comment
FILM – BEAUTIFUL LOSERS

by Octavia Morris
Beautiful Losers is a documentary film about the art movement of the same name [ripped off the Leonard Cohen novel] formed around a handful of talented underdogs who found each other at …

FILM – COLIN
September 4, 2009 – 12:16 pm | No Comment
FILM – COLIN

by Gabriella Apicella
The average cost of a Hollywood blockbuster is now up to around $106 million. Low-budget movie Slumdog Millionaire cost $15million. The Blair Witch Project cost $22,000. Now, I’m not wishing to sound completely …

FILM – COFFIN ROCK
August 18, 2009 – 11:45 am | No Comment
FILM – COFFIN ROCK

by Gabriella Apicella

The premise for this movie is compelling: a wife, unable to conceive naturally with her husband, has a one-night-stand with another man and falls pregnant. However, the young man becomes dangerously obsessed …

FILM – MOON
August 18, 2009 – 10:47 am | No Comment
FILM – MOON

by Katy Darby

What red-blooded sci-fi fan doesn’t long for the beautiful, lonely, future meditations of the golden age of Hollywood in space? Films like Saturn 3 (scripted – I shit you not – by Martin …

FILM – WHITE LIGHTNIN’
August 18, 2009 – 9:50 am | No Comment
FILM – WHITE LIGHTNIN’

by Gabriella Apicella

The story of Jesco White is horrifyingly unbelievable. The bleakly uncomplicated beginnings of his drug addiction took place a mere six years after the beginning of his life, when he first began …

FILM – BEHIND THE SCREEN, SOMERSET HOUSE
July 18, 2009 – 8:49 am | No Comment
FILM – BEHIND THE SCREEN, SOMERSET HOUSE

by Chris Vernon

Somerset House and BAFTA conjure an image so British that it’s surprising that Richard Curtis didn’t sneak a subplot including them into Love Actually. Having played host to various centres for the Arts …

FILM – MARLENE
June 17, 2009 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
FILM – MARLENE

by Gabriella Apicella

The Marlene Dietrich of Maximillian Schell’s award-winning documentary is unfathomable, contradictory and enigmatic, in keeping with the persona she cultivated throughout her career.  Never allowing herself to be filmed despite Schell’s pleas, Dietrich …

FILM – BLUE EYELIDS, BFI
May 10, 2009 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
FILM – BLUE EYELIDS, BFI

by Tristan Summerscale

Blue Eyelids is the first feature film outing from the Mexican director Ernesto Contreras, having previously produced a successful series of shorts and co-edited the feature documentary The Last Heroes of the …

FILM – THE GROCER’S SON, ICA
May 8, 2009 – 6:57 pm | No Comment
FILM – THE GROCER’S SON, ICA

by Jemimah Steinfeld

In a recent survey conducted by experts at Oxford University, evidence has been discovered to trace a link between psychiatric disorders in fathers and psychiatric disorders in their children. It is believed that …

FILM – THE BURNING PLAIN
March 3, 2009 – 5:40 pm | No Comment
FILM – THE BURNING PLAIN

by Patrick Schrijnen

The Burning plain sees Guillermo Arriaga, writer of 21 grams, Amores Perros and Babel, make his directorial debut with a film in which he continues to tell multi-threaded emotional dramas that cross …

DOCUMENTARY FILM – WE ARE WIZARDS, SHEFFIELD DOC FESTIVAL
November 3, 2008 – 5:18 pm | No Comment
DOCUMENTARY FILM – WE ARE WIZARDS, SHEFFIELD DOC FESTIVAL

by Olivia Humphreys
One of the most unlikely offshoots from Harry Potter is a whole new musical genre: Wizard Rock. Back in 2002, two teenage brothers in Massachusetts started a band called Harry and the …