As Snoop Dogg’s frolic through the Jamaican motherland, REINCARNATED hits cinemas, Edd Elliott looks back at one of hip-hop’s greatest documentaries – Dave Chappelle’s BLOCK PARTY.
With the gathering momentum of Future Shorts, the world’s biggest global pop-up film festival, Spring 2013 is certainly going to be worth seeing, writes Edd Elliott.
Edd Elliott offers the first in a series of cautionary tales on the topic of corporate takeovers. What does Nora Ephron have to teach us?
As the twist kicks in half-way through, the superficial lining of THE HIDDEN FACE is shown to possess real darkness and potency, writes Edd Elliott
Lack of edge in character stops any real tension developing in the tight, claustrophobic TOWER BLOCK, writes Edd Elliott.
James Marsh’s portrayal of pre-peace process Belfast features strong performances and a beautifully ambiguous denoument, writes Edd Elliott.
The plot may be summed up in a few lines, but books could be filled describing the gaunt and oppressive atmosphere of KOSMOS.
Over forty years since its initial opening, Ken Russell’s towering creation emerges from its enforced purgatory. Edd Elliott takes an in depth look at THE DEVILS.
Running from now until mid-April, “Bugsy Malone – A Live Cinema Experience” follows from the incredible interactive success of Secret Cinema. Cheap and completely unpredictable, new ventures are beginning to show drama, action and magic is beginning to spark in the audience, not just on the screen.
Title aside, on the surface there is plenty in this life-story to tickle anticipation: the return of Cameron Crowe; the ever-entertaining Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson; and plenty of animals and kids. What could possibly go wrong?
The Oxford Film Festival 2012 is a collaboration of Oxford University and Oxford Brookes. Edd Elliott spoke to student organiser Pascoe Foxell about last year’s success and this year’s promise.
RIP Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011). TAKE ONE writers pay tribute to their favourite Russell films.
The vampire saga returns for a fourth outing, and once again the old gang are all present. Arriving on the back of ECLIPSE, certainly the best of the series so far, Bill Condon’s project had much to live up to, and as the first few scenes stumble past it will seem as though the undertaking has fallen well short.
It is quite amazing, the level of abuse a man will receive for openly stating that he will be attending a TWILIGHT marathon – or “Twiathlon”. In fact, unless the next words out of your mouth are “I’m writing a review” you might as well leave any male – and quite a few female – friendships behind.
Maxi Dejoie’s début picture THE GERBER SYNDROME exploits our fears of fatal pandemics on a personal, as well as national level; divides of society being ripped apart.