Cinema Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Leon Nicholson takes a look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx. Now on General Release at UK Cinemas. Marc Webb’s reboot to Sam Raimi’s immensely popular trilogy was, even though entertaining, frankly seemed like a waste of time. A re-telling of a young franchise (in movie terms) did not seem to make any sense. It looked as if the... Read More

DVD Review: Orca: Killer Whale

orca

Jonathon Dabell takes a look at Orca: Killer Whale starring Richard Harris and Charlotte Rampling. Now re-released and available on DVD. Rumour has it that movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis called one of his script-writing buddies in the middle of the night and instructed the bewildered writer to “find a fish tougher and more terrible than the Great White”. Thus was born Orca:... Read More

Cinema Review: The Raid: Retaliation (aka The Raid 2)

The Raid 2

Leon Nicholson takes a look at The Raid 2 starring Iko Uwais and Arifin Putra. On General Release at UK Cinemas. The Raid made its name during 2011 and 2012 on the film festival circuit in places such as Toronto, Turin, Bradford, Stockholm and Sundance. The buzz generated on its rounds ensured that the film would be a sure fire hit. So, with this in mind, a sequel, as well as less... Read More

Shootin’ Westerns: High Noon (1952)

High Noon

Shootin’ Westerns continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at High Noon starring Gary Cooper, Ian MacDonald and Grace Kelly John Wayne, that great stalwart of American westerns, really loathed this movie – he is quoted as criticising it for being un-American. Such claims are absolutely unjustified, however. Courage and cowardice are universal emotions, and the attitudes of the... Read More

20th Bradford International Film Festival: An Interview With Brian Cox.

Brian Cox

He played the first incarnation of Hannibal Lecktor (Lecter), thrilled the fanboys as William Stryker and played the power-mad king Agamemnon. As one of the Uk’s leading  actors, this man needs no introduction. It is, of course, Brian Cox. FMV Magazine’s Jonathon Dabell spoke to Brian Cox during the 20th Bradford International Film Festival about his influences, his varied... Read More

20th Bradford International Film Festival: Locke

Locke

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Locke starring Tom Hardy screened during the 20th Bradford International Film Festival. On Wide Release at most UK Cinemas on Friday April 18th, 2014. Locke was the movie chosen to close the 20th Bradford International Film Festival – and what a quality film it is too. In addition, it also acts as the perfect companion piece to the excellent opening... Read More

20th Bradford International Film Festival: Calvary

Calvary

Leon Nicholson takes a look at Calvary starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’ Dowd screened during the 20th Bradford International Film Festival. On Wide Release at most UK Cinemas on Friday, April 11, 2014. It seems comparisons are always going to be made between Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) and his brother John Michael McDonagh (The Guard). This is clearly unfair ... Read More

20th Bradford International Film Festival: Round up

Class Enemy

Leon Nicholson takes a look at the some the movies screened during 20th Bradford International Festival. A Fallible Girl If the United Colors Of Benetton produced a movie, it probably would be a film like this – a British production, filmed in Dubai featuring two Chinese actresses with the dialogue flitting among English, Arabic and Mandarin. Lifei (Sang Juan), with the... Read More

20th Bradford International Film Festival: Round Up

EFT

Leon Nicholson takes a look a selection of films screened during 20th Bradford International Film Festival. Phantom One can dismiss Phantom as a pretentious, non-sensical, posh arthouse movie. In some respects one would be spot on. There is something here that works terrifically on the big screen, yet, there is a factor that suggests this is more suited for the small screen –... Read More

20th Bradford International Film Festival: The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox1

After attending the opening of 20th Bradford International Film Festival, Leon Nicholson takes a look at The Lunchbox starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur. The Lunchbox will receive a cinematic release at most UK Cinemas on April, 11th 2014 The movie chosen to open the 20th Bradford International Film Festival hails from India – and what a movie it is too.  Over the last few... Read More