European Tuesday – Haevnen

Turn on your subtitles for European Tuesday  The UK is an island far away from the European Union and more than half of the British voters would choose to leave the EU, if given the chance to take a part in a referendum. What we also know is that the British are too lazy to … Continue reading

Retrospective – You talkin’ to me?

You talkin’ to me? It’s a phrase so famous that you’ll still recognize it without knowing what film famously entered this into the pop-culture lexicon. Of course, there will be a lot of you that recognise it as Robert De Niro’s moment of genius in Scorsese’s, 1976, Taxi drvier. Armed with a retractable gun on … Continue reading

Soundtrack Sunday – Skyfall

With the Oscars ceremony mere hours away, we take a look at the soundtrack for one of 2012’s hottest films, Skyfall. Up for both best original score and best original song (for Adele’s single of the same name), Skyfall and its soundtrack blew audiences away when it released in cinemas on October 29, 2012. The soundtrack was … Continue reading

Film Forté at the Oscars

The Oscars logo

The 85th Academy Awards ceremony marks the end of this years awards season. Join us tonight for a live stream of the action as it happens. Update: technical difficulties down our end have caused us to livetweet (is that a word?) instead. Follow us on Twitter The nominations and winners for each category are as … Continue reading

Retrospective – The Apartment

The Apartment

The 85th Academy Awards will be on next Sunday. Fifty-three years ago, at the 33rd Oscars ceremony, The Apartment was the last black and white film to win Best Picture – along with another four Oscars. Today, looking back on the classic film, it’s easy to see why it was such a hit and why … Continue reading

European Tuesday – Les Intouchables

Turn on your subtitles for European Tuesday  The UK is an island far away from the European Union and more than half of the British voters would choose to leave the EU, if given the chance to take a part in a referendum. What we also know is that the British are too lazy to … Continue reading

Lincoln review

Lincoln is Spielberg’s 31st directed film and probably one of his most challenging. Centred on Abraham Lincoln’s final few months alive, the film focuses on the political battle to end the civil war and the abolishment of slavery, through passing the 13th amendment. Lincoln is a political drama, and as with any subject on politics it is … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 plot details released

Plotting details for the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man have just been released online. The follow up to last year’s blockbuster will feature two villains, with Jamix Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as The Rhino. Other notable roles see Dane Dehaan cast as Harry Osborne and Shailene Woodley thought to be Mary Jane Watson. Columbia Pictures announced the news in … Continue reading

Beating around the bush

You might expect it: in the country of legal drugs and the Red Light district sex and nudity are far more frequent in Dutch film than in other countries. Dutch journalist Elselien van Dieren explains why.  “This is so typical Dutch”, groaned my mom when we watched a film together and were confronted with the … Continue reading

Daniel Craig absent from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel?

The Girl Who Played with Fire, the follow up to David Fincher’s 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo adaptation, may see Daniel Craig absent from the cast list according to reports. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo only enjoyed moderate success at the box office, taking $233 million, and Sony want to avoid a … Continue reading