Moët Bifas 2011: Nominations announced

If there was any ounce of nagging doubt concerning the health of modern British cinema, it was completely irradiated today with the announcement of the Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) nominees for 2011. Amongst the names were some of the UK’s finest directorial talent including Lynne Ramsay and Steve Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Orphans’

★★★★☆ An unconventional, surreal comedy set in the suburbs of Glasgow, Orphans (1998) is Peter Mullan’s first film behind the camera. Best known for his role as a recovering alcoholic in Ken Loach’s My Name Is Joe (1998) and currently seen in Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur (2011), Mullan’s acting career has Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Saint’

★★★★☆ If you have any experience of Dutch director Dick Maas’ previous work, you will most likely have been eagerly anticipating his latest schlocker Saint (2010). If, however, this is the first time you have heard his name, his homage to 1980s slasher films – starring Huub Stapel, Bert Luppes Continue Reading