Cinema Movie Review: Nymphomaniac Vols I+II (2013)

Cinema Movie Review: Nymphomaniac Vols I+II (2013)
Deeply unsatisfying Just like the auteur that he likes to think of himself as being, Nymphomaniac Vols I+II (2013) director Lars von Trier has whined on somewhat about how he did not approve of the release of his film being cut into two volumes, and that the only way to ‘appreciate’ his work completely is ...

50 Films in European Film Awards Selection 2014

50 Films in European Film Awards Selection 2014
During a press conference in Riga, European Capital of Culture 2014 where this year’s 27th European Film Awards will take place, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the titles of the 50 films on this year’s selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards.

DVD Movie Review: The Master (2012) 3

DVD Movie Review: The Master (2012)
No mastery here Been a while, but I’m back now, happy to be back, thanks to everyone who has kept it with Picturenose. I just wish I could bring you better news upon my return, but such are the perils of writing about movies – every so often, you’re going to find one that has ...

Vote Opens for EFA People’s Choice Award 2014 2

Vote Opens for EFA People's Choice Award 2014
Every year, the EFA People’s Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film. When the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe’s greatest film stars, directors, actors and actresses, to attend the European Film Awards, the People’s Choice Award sheds a spotlight on the people films are made for: the audience. ...

DVD Movie Review: A Hard Day’s Night (1964) 1

DVD Movie Review: A Hard Day's Night (1964)
We at Picturenose would never boast that we have the world’s finest film critics. But we have some of the most honest (honest, guv). What other website gives you critics that openly admit their age? This writer mused on this when revisiting, and loving, A Hard Day’s Night(1964) the other day and hoping that he ...

Barely Legal Pawn 2

Barely Legal Pawn
Now I have your attention… But seriously, that’s the name of this wonderful new promo for the Emmys starring Aaron Paul, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston. If you’ve never seen Breaking Bad, it’s still an amusing spoof of those History Channel superstars and their seedy pawn shops. If you have seen Breaking Bad, you’ll see ...

DVD Movie Review: The Deer Hunter (1978) 2

DVD Movie Review: The Deer Hunter (1978)
‘One shot’ “One shot, the deer has to be taken in one shot” is the central philosophy, proudly proclaimed by the ‘weird’ Michael Vronsky (Robert De Niro), that permeates throughout Michael Cimino‘s Oscar laden 1978 film The Deer Hunter. Set In the late 1960s in the small working class industrial city of Clairton in Pennsylvania, ...

Three Best Blackjack Scenes in the Movies 2

Three Best Blackjack Scenes in the Movies
The big screen has played host to some enthralling action scenes. Whether it’s suspense and drama you seek or even some light-hearted comedy, you are usually rewarded by film-makers with a film to remember. Which brings us onto blackjack – as long as the cinemas and the movies have been around, this card game has ...

Nobody Films With The Jesus… 2

Nobody Films With The Jesus...
…or do they? It seems there’s talk of John Turturro reprising the role of The Jesus, one you’ll remember he made his own in The Big Lebowski. Speaking at the Taormina Film Festival, he told The Hollywood Reporter:

EFA Board Initiates Letter to Russian Authorities Over Oleg Sentsov 2

EFA Board Initiates Letter to Russian Authorities Over Oleg Sentsov
Upon an initiative by the Board of the European Film Academy, an illustrious group of European film professionals has signed the following letter to the the Russian authorities: To: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin – President of Russia Sergey Evgenyevich Naryshkin – Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Alexander Wassiljewitsch Bortnikow – Director of ...

Analysis: What The Edge of Tomorrow Says About Today’s Hollywood 2

Analysis: What The Edge of Tomorrow Says About Today's Hollywood
Figures from Reuters, Boxoffice Mojo and Cinemablend. The US box office takings for the Edge of Tomorrow (2014) were surprising. A high budget film with two bankable stars (Blunt and Cruise), and raving reviews from critics had all the earmarks for a summer success. However, America has spoken.