Thursday, 21 June 2018

Talent for robbery runs in the family

Talent for robbery runs in the family

AS far as gimmicks for rejuvenating a film franchise go, flipping the gender of the main cast has to rank among the simplest and most ...

 

Story of director’s assistant is not one for fans to ‘Overlook’

Story of director’s assistant is not one for fans to ‘Overlook’

FIFTY years on from the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick’s name remains synonymous with cinematic brilliance, writes ...

 

Monster hit simply refuses to be parked

Monster hit simply refuses to be parked

WHEN Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World was launched in 2015, it brought Steven Spielberg’s long-dormant dinosaur franchise roaring back ...

 

Short film has pre-festival screening at the Regal

Short film has pre-festival screening at the Regal

TWO Aston-based film-makers are hosting a “pre-festival” screening of their crowdfunded short film at Henley’s Regal Picturehouse ...

 

Before the Sixties started Swinging

Before the Sixties started Swinging

FROM Enduring Love to Atonement, many a great Ian McEwan novel has lent itself to cinema. His vivid characters and emotive human ...

 

Han goes solo... but not for long

Han goes solo... but not for long

AS played by Harrison Ford, Han Solo is perhaps cinema’s greatest scoundrel. We saw his tragic and touching demise in Star Wars: The ...

 

Anti-hero’s about to hit fourth wall

Anti-hero’s about to hit fourth wall

THERE are no rules in Hollywoodland. Barely even rules of thumb. William Goldman, who wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the ...

 

Cinema songs

A SINGING afternoon for women based around the cinema will be held in Charvil. Songs from films including Shrek, Enchanted, Twilight ...

 

‘Gnomic’ Holmes is elementary, Watson

‘Gnomic’ Holmes is elementary, Watson

HERE’S a good question for the pub quiz — who is the single most portrayed character in the history of cinema? Hmmm, let’s see. There ...

 

Dam Busters at 75' events is in cinemas

Dam Busters at 75' events is in cinemas

THE classic 1955 film The Dam Busters will be back in cinemas across the UK for one night only on Thursday (May 17) — to mark the 75th ...

 

Fable doesn’t shy from ugly truths

Fable doesn’t shy from ugly truths

WHO hasn’t at some point in their lives wondered how differently things might have turned out for them if they were devastatingly ...

 

Supervillain isn’t ‘responsible’ type

Supervillain isn’t ‘responsible’ type

IT’S billed as the climax of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date — with the proviso, of course, that there’s an as-yet-untitled ...

 

Comedy dares ask ‘where’s the beef?’

Comedy dares ask ‘where’s the beef?’

BACK in the un-PC days of the Seventies and Eighties, it took a brave woman indeed to enter the working men’s clubs that peppered the ...

 

Jedi origami

A CHILDREN’S activity session with a Star Wars theme will be held at Wargrave library on Wednesday, May 30 from 2pm to 3pm. The ...

 

Distressing reality of domestic abuse

Distressing reality of domestic abuse

A BROKEN marriage leading to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre makes Custody a nerve-wrecking and at times ...

 

Open-air cinema showings return

FOUR open-air cinema nights will be held in Hambleden next month, writes Phil Simms. They will be screened in the grounds of the ...

 

Horror movie has a hint of a hinterland

Horror movie has a hint of a hinterland

MARK Kermode thinks it’s the best film ever made, but for me The Exorcist is the genre-defining masterpiece that ended up killing the ...

 

Cannes winner is drawn from life

Cannes winner is drawn from life

AN intimate epic set at the height of the AIDS crisis, Robin Campillo’s 120 BPM (beats per minute) is intelligent, dynamic, passionate ...

 

Pop culture gets a ‘virtual’ valentine

Pop culture gets a ‘virtual’ valentine

THE race to safely bring self-driving cars to market could soon make Apple or Google the world’s first trillion dollar company. With a ...

 

Visionary director is taking the lead

Visionary director is taking the lead

SOME directors deliver individual movies — others create whole worlds to play in. Wes Anderson, the quirky, whimsical, irrepressible ...

 

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