• BOTFA featured

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 ·

    Robert Weatherall has a problem or two with THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES.

    The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

  • the homesman featured

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 ·

    The harsh realities of THE HOMESMAN are made bearable by Hilary Swank’s gritty goodness, writes Nick Walker.

    The Homesman

  • when we were kings featured

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 ·

    When We Were Kings stands head and shoulders above the rest in its depiction of the greatness of Muhammad Ali, according to Edd Elliott.

    Retrospective: When We Were Kings

  • w&b2

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 ·

    Álex de la Iglesia returns to the mayhem and excess of his cinematic roots with WITCHING AND BITCHING.

    Witching and Bitching

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  • turner2

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 ·

    The artistic highlights of Turner’s career writ large on the cinema screen in flesh and blood make this a cinematic delight, writes Mark Liversidge.

    Mr Turner

  • dana

    Monday, November 17, 2014 ·

    What, who and why female Ghostbusters?

    Ghostbustresses

  • poss2

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 ·

    This inspiring and heartwarming documentary charts the recovery of much-loved musician Edwyn Collins from a double stroke in 2005.

    The Possibilities are Endless

  • graef2

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 ·

    We speak to Professor Roger Graef OBE about storytelling, creative freedom and the documentary he “literally fled” from.

    Interview with Roger Graef

berlin
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Berlin, Symphony of a Great City

BERLIN, SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY provides a poetic ode to the metropolis, according to Stephen Watson.

mary2
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mary is Happy, Mary Is Happy

A fresh take on the ‘coming of age’ teenage archetype and use of social media help MARY IS HAPPY stand out above the sea of pretentious teenage films.

cave1
Sunday, September 7, 2014

20,000 Days on Earth

You don’t have to know or even like Nick Cave’s music to be engrossed in 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH – there are simply no dull moments, writes Carya Maharja.

police
Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Police Officer’s Wife

THE POLICE OFFICER’S WIFE wields an enormous amount of power, but it presents a challenge for the viewer in almost every aspect, writes Mark Liversidge.

spiel
Sunday, September 7, 2014

CFF2014 Shorts: German

Carya Maharja looks at four works from recent students at the German Film and Television Academy, and an animation by an independent filmmaker.

lamp
Sunday, September 7, 2014

In The Slums Of Berlin

Lamprecht never shirks from demonstrating the darker side of life in post-WW1 Berlin in his IN THE SLUMS OF BERLIN, writes Mark Liversidge.

poema
Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Poem In Exile

The unpublished story of a musical piece inspired by the sad story of those who had to emigrate from their homeland after the Spanish civil war.

Attila marcel featured
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Attila Marcel

Unusual but charming is Sarah Lambert’s description of ATTILA MARCEL.

babel1
Sunday, September 7, 2014

School of Babel

SCHOOL OF BABEL, Julie Bertuccelli’s consideration of multicultural Paris, layers the personal stories of children newly-arrived in France.

Kreuzweg
Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stations of the Cross

STATIONS OF THE CROSS is a rigorously structured and shot parable about a teenage girl’s single-minded devotion to her Christian faith.