Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Master (1967-2014)
Angus shares his own personal reflections on the tragic passing of the brilliant Philip Seymour Hoffman
Preview: The Double
Angus Harrison previews Richard Ayoade’s next film, based on the work by Dostoyevsky
Contrary Corner: Menage a Toys
Angus tells us why he believes Toy Story is the only truly perfect film trilogy
Cornerhouse Pick of the Week: Jeune et Jolie
Angus reflects on the latest offering from François Ozon and many of the themes we’d expect from modern French cinema
Bwana Devil – Lessons From the Third Dimension
Bwana Devil was the first 3D feature film ever released. Unlike Gravity which is currently sitting on 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, the reviews of Bwana Devil weren’t too kind. One critic wrote “It is the worst movie in my rather faltering memory, and my hangover from it was so painful that I immediately went to see a two-dimensional movie for relief.”
Preview: American Hustle
As the seventies became the eighties, con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his cunning mistress Sydney Prosser (Adams) are pushed into the world of the Jersey mafia by the FBI.
Mainstream cinema should open the door to the ‘one who knocks’
As many times as Hollywood blows up London or wipes out 89 percent of the population, I will never feel the rush of fear and dread I felt watching a DEA officer sat on the toilet reading Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.
The failures of Diana prove that trying to simply profit from a national tragedy, blindly retelling well known history, is lazy and in this case borders on emotional manipulation.
In this case, the concept alone is a victory in itself. It promises humour and pathos yet it may also prove to be quite haunting.
Currently showing – September 2013
Whilst not quite awards season, we can certainly hear the engines starting as a greater proportion of independent and heavier films see release. Here is a slice of what you can see over the next couple of weeks.
Top 5 Movie Drinks
This Freshers’ Week there is a high chance you might drink some alcohol, so why not use that opportunity to get really cinematic?
Under That Cloud
For an exhibition born out of long waits in departure lounges, Under That Cloud is refreshingly packed with diverse ideas and a spectrum of emotional reactions. The jewellery featured in the collection is the work of 18 international artists who were stranded together in Mexico City, under the dark cloud of volcanic ash that closed […]