It is quite telling when a film written, directed and produced by names as big as Evans, Rogen and Franco is released on U.S Netflix before it is released in cinemas in the UK. On viewing however, it does not come as a massive surprise, with The Interview being as predictable, lurid and vacuous as […]
Money makes the world go round, or so the saying goes and that is true for Lou Bloom’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) world. Dugout from the murky world of LA, Gyllenhaal’s character loves money and is happy requiring it through less than conventional methods. In fact, one of the things that is so eye catching about Nightcrawler is the fact that its storyline is so removed from what we know of as normal life; showing the audience the sinister world of accident and emergency footage gathering.
War is an obsession of cinema; the big screen relishes it, and audiences flock back time and again to watch films about conflict.
Everybody’s Child will teach you that there is a completely different world out there to the cosy campus most students know. In the first fifteen minutes the unsuspecting student will learn more new things than they usually do in a day and that is just about the city. What follows is a harrowing, powerful description of one man’s life, an addiction to drugs, and the social relations which result from a life in a care system which failed him.
Dog Soldiers is the first of Marshall’s films where Scotland is the main theme, much like this week in fact.
Summer has come to an end, the sky is now constantly grey in colour rather than only occasionally and students are making their way in dribs and drabs back to Edinburgh. The summer blockbusters have all but petered out. Were there any standout features and what precious escapism have students got to look forward to come the autumn? […]