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Film Review: The last King (Birkebeinerne; Norway)

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ICELAND’S modern compositional phenomenon Ólafur Arnalds has announced details of a new short film, entitled When We Are Born, which is set to premiere worldwide on March 7th. You can watch the trailer below. Directed by Vincent Moon, who’s worked with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver, When We Are Born is a creative live performance film that tells a …

CAROLINE CATZ’S hotly anticipated new film about the life of Doctor Who theme writer and all-round early electronica genius Delia Derbyshire: The Myths & The Legendary Tapes is to be premiered by the British Film Institute as part of the 2020 London Film Festival in the middle of this month. The conceptual, atmospheric journey into the …

A sci-fi thriller set in the future, AD ASTRA stars Brad Pitt as an elite astronaut who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and …

Samuel Beckett is without doubt one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Renowned for his bleak outlook on human existence, his greatest legacy is Waiting for Godot. A champion of the absurd, the Nobel Prize winner left his mark on both the English and French languages. However, Beckett only ventured into filmmaking …

Ever heard of Norwegian Civil Wars? Don’t worry if you didn’t. Waged in XII-XIII c. between, among others, the rich Baglers and the poor Birkebeins, it’s old news, really. One particular episode, however, survives in people’s active memory to this day. In the winter of 1205-06, the Birkebeins’ less-than-two-year old pretender to the throne, Haakon …

That Alan Rickman was one of our great screen actors was really brought home to me in the underrated British classic Truly, Madly, Deeply – a movie that still make me mist up – due to his tender performance as the recently deceased Jamie who has returned to ‘live’ with his distraught wife. Playing against …

We’re used to experiencing the post-apocalyptic world: explorations on both big and small screens have taken us through countless interpretations. But as I began to watch The Survivalist, playing at this year’s London Film Festival, I struggled to recall to mind one that combined a verdant environment and isolation. What we have become used to …

What do you get if you take the hottest actor and hottest actress in late 1950s Hollywood with the most atmospheric and angst ridden of Tennessee William’s plays, and shake it all up to make a movie?  You get Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Based on Tennessee William’s play of the same name, the movie …

I’ll be honest.  I’m biding my time until we get Tom Cruise back with a buzz cut and in Aviator shades.  I’m waiting for a second big dollop of Maverick.  In the meantime, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation will have to do. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is back with his IMF chums to try to uncover …

I have never seen stripping in real life, not from either gender, despite growing up at a time when young women seeing The Chippendales seemed to be something of an aspiration and Spearmint Rhino became commonplace in city centres, so let’s just say seeing the original Magic Mike was a bit of an eye opener. …