Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet embrace in a still from the end of the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

Film adaptations – Pride and Prejudice

Book adaptations make up a large proportion of the films released each year. Many of these are brilliant stand alone films, some are wonderful adaptations of the novels but some inevitably don’t capture the true magic of those original words on the page. Sitting next to me on my shelf I have three DVDs with … Continue reading

Retrospective – Ezekiel 25:17

Without even being a fan of Tarantino you’ve more than likely heard of the Ezekiel 25:17 speech. It’s hard to think of a more iconic cinema moment; it’s Tarantino and moviemaking at their finest. Pulp Fiction was deemed an instant classic, even labelled a masterpiece, when released in 1994. There were hundreds of quotable lines, but there … Continue reading

Retrospective – coulda been a contender

When reminiscing over classic movie moments it’s hard to think of many before Marlon Brando’s name pops up somewhere. And this retrospective list is no exception. Enter Marlon Brando’s Terry Malloy, from the 1954 classic On the Waterfront. “You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead … Continue reading

Oscars Winners, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz.

A look back at the Oscars

In case you missed anything last Sunday at the Oscars, here are the highlights from the 85th Academy Awards. Make sure you check out our full list of nominations and winners , our liveblog of the red carpet and event and our twitter feed. The Awards There were a huge 25 winners including two to joint winners, … 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

The Oscars logo

Film Forté at the Oscars

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

The Apartment

Retrospective – 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

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