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First look at The BFG

Film | 09/12/2015

Do you remember the magic of reading Roald Dahl as a child? The wicked imagination that kept you up all night with dreams of toe curled witches and giant fruit?  Well the magic is going to get that little bit more visual as we take a sneak peak at the first trailer for THE BFG!!! …keep reading

Review: Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie

Film | 06/12/2015

Everybody loves the retro cuteness of the classic Snoopy dog, but what’s this new movie revived for a modern audience of pooch fans? We sent guest blogger Duncan Mclauchlan down to see Snoops in his new role and find out just what all the fuss was about! Before I was invited along to see ‘The …keep reading

One to watch: Rooney Mara

Film, Girl Talk, Uncategorized | 24/11/2015

So if this winter’s hot list is anything to go by, your standard chick flicks are out and a very new female heroine is in. As we swiftly approach the UK release of Todd Haynes’ Carol, everyone is familiar with the gorgeously velvety toned  and seductively sharp Cate Blanchett, but who is this fresh new …keep reading

London Film Festival 2015: Carol Press Conference and Premiere

Film, Interviews | 18/11/2015

Based on the Patricia Higsmith  novel, ‘The price of salt’   adapted by Phyllis Nagy, 11 years in development from page to screen – Carol, is a story of female love and companionship, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store and …keep reading

London Film Festival 2015 Review: Truth

Film | 18/11/2015

American controversy and a Bush based scandal- It’s a high octane ride in Truth-  James Vanderbelt’s directorial debut. Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford star in the true story of Mary Mapes and the 60 minutes documentary that ended her career. Based on her  memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of …keep reading

Review: Carol

Film | 18/11/2015

So Cate Blanchett in a fur coat gets it on with the chick from ‘Girl with the Dragon Tatoo’ in a 1950’s  American setting – whats the crack? Well quite a beautiful aesthetically pleasing one. Based on the Patricia Higsmith  novel, ‘The price of salt’   adapted by Phyllis Nagy, 11 years in development from …keep reading

Review: Buffalo and Rye

Munchin' N Brunchin' | 16/11/2015

Move over bull, there’s a Buffalo in town! The latest sister in the Bitters N Twisted chain has landed – we were lucky enough to give it a sniff and  have one of the first bites into it’s decadent delights. BBQ smoke houses with an American twist have been big in London for a while …keep reading

London Film Festival 2015: Lady in the Van Premiere and Press Conference

Film, Interviews, Uncategorized | 13/11/2015

She was meant to stay for three weeks… The Lady in the Van, London Film Festival’s centre piece gala was a true spectical for the senses. Sight and sound yes, but how can you smell a film you say? Well when Allan Bennett refers to someone as ‘rank’ and that the descriptions of sh*t weren’t …keep reading

London Film Festival 2015 Review: The Lady in the Van

Film | 12/11/2015

Some people stay with you….   And that’s exactly what Dame Maggie Smith as the dodderingly head strong Miss Mary Shepard does in the screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van.   This marvellous retailing of Bennett’s stage play tells the true story of the tamp parked on Bennett’s drive who intended …keep reading

London Film Festival 2015- Youth Premiere

Film, Interviews, Uncategorized | 12/11/2015

Youth  tells the story of a retired orchestra conductor on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he unexpectedly receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday. Stunning, nostalgic, powerful and divisive, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has created a dazzling piece of cinema …keep reading