Behind The Candelabra

The cult of celebrity appears to be dying. We are now at the stage where fame hungry individuals now have a lot less than the prophesied fifteen minutes of fame. Through the swamp of reality television programmes and twenty-four seven gossip web sites the allure and mystique of performers is now lost. This is one…

Zero Dark Thirty

There are few things that will generate more discussion and debate than a film that makes the American nation look bad. The flag wavers immediately start to mobilse in defense of their ideals and principles. The moderates start to debate the issues and are shouted down while appealing for unity and understanding. All the time…

Prisoners

There is an opinion among movie lovers that sometimes the trailers tend to give away a little too much of the  plot of a film. Used correctly, usually under the direct supervision of the film maker, the trailer can be a tool to tease and create a buzz for a film. Recent examples that come…

Byzantium

A late entry into competition for the Palme d’Or at this years Cannes film festival is the new film from British director Neil Jordan. Byzantium stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as a mother and daughter duo who are trying to lie low in a quiet seaside town. Their secret, that they are two hundred…

A Hijacking

Based on a true story the Danish film A Hijacking tells the story of a cargo ship that is overrun by a gang of Somali Pirates. The boat and crew are held to ransom while the pirates engage in negotiations with the  authorities in Copenhagen. As the Danes try to end the situation with as little financial and reputational…