Film reviews and more

Day: 3 May 2012

Special Feature: ‘Unrelated’ and Joanna Hogg BFI Q&A

During a sold-out event on London’s Southbank, the BFI rounded off their Made in Britain season with a screening of Joanna Hogg’s 2007 debut film Unrelated. Hogg, whose previous credits include extensive TV work and the acclaimed 2010 drama Archipelago, […]

Film Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’

★★★★☆ Upon its original cinematic release in 1991, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – based upon the classic French fairytale La Belle et la Bête – was met with widespread critical acclaim, winning two Academy Award for Best Original Music, […]

Film Review: ‘Le Quai des Brumes’

★★★★☆ Arguably the jewel in the crown of the BFI’s recently launched Jean Gabin: Working Class Hero to Godfather season, a new StudioCanal/Cinémathèque français restoration of Marcel Carné’s noirish 1938 film Le Quai des Brumes reaches selected cinemas this week, […]

Film Review: ‘Juan of the Dead’

★★★☆☆ Is there any meat still to be found on the rotting bones of the mythical ‘zombie apocalypse’ which purveyors of horror have been warning us of since the dawn of cinema? According to the new Cuban gut-muncher Juan of […]

Film Review: ‘Piggy’

★★★★☆  Piggy (2012), the debut thriller from Kieron Hawkes, is a disturbing depiction of what happens when society’s moral compass goes awry and ordinary people are forced to take the law into their own hands. Featuring a superb performance from […]