Category: Screen

14th November 2011

Deja View: 2011, the year of the sequel

By Rebecca Gillie

Gavin Elias looks at how sequels have dominated the box-office in 2011 and just where it all went so wrong.

Gavin Elias looks at how sequels have dominated the box-office in 2011 and just where it all went so wrong.
14th November 2011

The sequel to the sequel nobody wanted

By Rebecca Gillie

Vicky Fryer on how Hollywood isn’t just churning out sequels left right and centre but actually commissioning them even faster.

Vicky Fryer on how Hollywood isn't just churning out sequels left right and centre but actually commissioning them even faster.
3rd November 2011

Dystopian Cinema: Feeding on fear

By Samantha Shannon-Jones

Samantha Shannon-Jones takes a look at all things dystopian in order to understand cinema’s obsession with the “bad place”.

Samantha Shannon-Jones takes a look at all things dystopian in order to understand cinema's obsession with the "bad place".
3rd November 2011

The Adventures of Tintin: Rip-roaring fun

By Rebecca Gillie

James FitzGerald enthusiastically reviews Steven Spielberg’s mo-cap take on Hergé’s classic series of comic books.

James FitzGerald enthusiastically reviews Steven Spielberg's mo-cap take on Hergé's classic series of comic books.
3rd November 2011

Anonymous: All’s well that ends well

By Rebecca Gillie

Jonathan Looms reviews Roland Emmerich’s controversial take on the conspiracy theories surrounding the plays of Shakespeare.

Jonathan Looms reviews Roland Emmerich's controversial take on the conspiracy theories surrounding the plays of Shakespeare.
3rd November 2011

The unsung master of horror finally recognised

By Rebecca Gillie

At this year’s London Film Festival David Cronenberg received a fellowship to the BFI. Edward Elliott thinks that it’s long overdue.

At this year's London Film Festival David Cronenberg received a fellowship to the BFI. Edward Elliott thinks that it's long overdue.
3rd November 2011

The Oxford University Film Foundation

By Rebecca Gillie

Emily Searles urges all wannabe filmmakers out there to check out the Oxford University Film Foundation.

Emily Searles urges all wannabe filmmakers out there to check out the Oxford University Film Foundation.
3rd November 2011

Much ado about no-one

By Rebecca Gillie

Alexander Lynchehaun looks at the controversy surrounding Roland Emmerich’s latest film.

Alexander Lynchehaun looks at the controversy surrounding Roland Emmerich's latest film.
26th October 2011

Paranormal Activity 3: Three is the tragic number

By Rebecca Gillie

Ross Jones-Morris quotes Jesus and makes an extended metaphor about breadcrumbs. He maintains his review is still more interesting than the film itself.

Ross Jones-Morris quotes Jesus and makes an extended metaphor about breadcrumbs. He maintains his review is still more interesting than the film itself.
26th October 2011

The Help: Insubstantial but inspiring

By Rebecca Gillie

Jonathan Looms enjoys American box-office hit The Help but finds it to be more entertaining than challenging.

Jonathan Looms enjoys American box-office hit The Help but finds it to be more entertaining than challenging.
26th October 2011

Contagion: Déjà Flu

By Rebecca Gillie

Contagion is a film that does no less than show us a vision of the end of the world. James Aber says that he’s seen it all before.

Contagion is a film that does no less than show us a vision of the end of the world. James Aber says that he's seen it all before.
26th October 2011

We Need to Talk About Kevin: Hatefully brilliant

By Rebecca Gillie

Ian Clemente on why he somehow can’t recommend Lynne Ramsay’s long awaited film, even though it’s apparently a classic.

Ian Clemente on why he somehow can't recommend Lynne Ramsay's long awaited film, even though it's apparently a classic.
26th October 2011

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

By Rebecca Gillie

Alexander Hawkins-Hooker takes a look at Mark Cousins’ More4 documentary series charting the history of cinema. It’s ambitious, but brilliant.

Alexander Hawkins-Hooker takes a look at Mark Cousins' More4 documentary series charting the history of cinema. It's ambitious, but brilliant.