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Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in Philomean, a moving comedy about 2 people who become unlikely friends as they journey together to find Philmoena’s (Dench) child she had adopted 50 years before.
The trailer is not only beautiful but the skills of both Dench and Coogan shine through in what looks like it’s going to a be a beautiful film. Take a look now.
Darren Araonofsky’s debut feature Pi is officially 15 years old and to celebrate the milestone of this Sundance, Directing award winning feature a special 15th anniversary Blur ray has been released and we revisited this amazing film. The menu on this is beautiful and impressive and the HD quality shines through in these pre screens. The resolution of the film, purposefully grainy and gritty, is highlighted in the Blu ray version.
The true definition of a thriller this intense, gritty character study about paranoia and obsession surrounds Max Cohen, a mathematician who is hunting for a for a numerical pattern in the stock market, and indeed the universal patterns in nature.
Out in the UK on October 18th, Captain Phillips comes from director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Trilogy) and it is the fantastic directors take of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates.
A big fan of Greengrass’s work we recommend you take a look at the trailed below and then read on
French academic turned filmmaker Bruno Dumont has slowly been carving out a very unique cinematic identity ever since the release of his first film La Vie de Jesus in 1997. Eschewing conventional cinematic narrative techniques, his films are various meditations on concepts such as good and evil, the nature of violence, the existence of God, and the responsibility of the spectator when presented with these topics in his uniquely obtuse manner.
Whether you agree with their message or not, the authors of these documentaries give light to some situations, opinions and stories that the general public may not have considered. From Bill Maher’s sarcastic and potentially offensive Religulous, to Alex Gibney’s soon to be released WikiLeaks chronicle: We Steal Secrets, these films inform, question, amaze, and prove that truth really can be stranger than fiction.
Bowling for Columbine (2002)
To celebrate the release of Iain Softley’s new film Trap For Cinderella out in UK cinemas this Friday, we’ve decided to take a look at a collection of the best films to grace cinema screens which focus on the theme of Obsession
Fatal Attraction, (1987)
Dan Gallagher, played by Michael Douglas, lives a normal family life with his wife and kids until meeting Alex (Glen Close). After a one-night affair Alex becomes obsessed with Dan and begins to terrorize him and insist they continue their relationship. She goes to great lengths, pretending to carry his child and kidnapping his daughter for a start, to try to win him back. Dan is forced to attempt to preserve his family, while dealing with the consequences of his own indiscretion. This classic obsession story earned six Oscar nominations and features the brilliant Glenn Close in one of her most iconic roles.
As famed novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) heads home from his Colorado retreat he is met with a freak blizzard which causes a car crash in which he is seriously injured. Seemingly lucky, he is rescued by none other than nurse Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who professes herself as his “number one fan.” Annie takes Paul to her isolated house in the mountains, and he starts to realise that Annie may not be as sane as he previously thought. Based on the horror novel by Stephen King, Misery features terrifyingly terrific performances, especially from Kathy Bates who won an Oscar for Best Actress.
Single White Female, (1992)
Guillermo Del Toro is a director known for the fantasy filled worlds he creates on screen, and Pacific Rim is no different.
When Kaiju, giant alien sea monsters, arrive to attack earth from a portal at the bottom of the ocean, humanity reacts by building giant robots, or Jager (German for Hunter) are piloted by 2 people and this is where we meet Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam). Known for his fighting skills Raleigh, somewhat a maverick, soon finds himself at a loss after one battle leaves him feeling alone in the world.
Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in Pain and Gain and here is the muscle bound first poster for the movie.
Hitting our UK screens at the end of august i feel like i’ve been waiting for this movie forever after it’s spring release in the US.
Amanda Seyfried stars as the adult film star Linda Lovelace in this first trailer for the movie, Lovelace.
With a sense of excitement and a hint of Linda Lovelace’s journey to freedom this is a pretty cool trailer and definitely worth a watch. Seyfried is almost unrecognisable and she looks like she’s goign to put in yet another killer performance.
Lovelace stars Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, James Franco as is released on August 23rd in the UK
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks is the new film by Alex Gibney, the established director/producer whose credits include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), Freakanomics (2010), and the upcoming Lance Armstrong: The Road Back. The film documents the rise to fame (or infamy) of Julian Assange, poster-boy for the Wikileaks organisation, and his many international exploits over his career. Delving into his past as a computer hacker in Australia as a teenager, to his current whereabouts in the Ecuadorian embassy, the film packs a very large amount of information into its running time. As well as Assange, the film looks at Bradley Manning, the US Army soldier who leaked a huge amount of information to Wikileaks, and propelled the organisation to fame.