Cinema Movie Review: Irrational Man (2015)

Cinema Movie Review: Irrational Man (2015)
Catherine Feore returns with Picturenose‘s 900th post and her thoughts on Woody Allen‘s latest. Sipping on a beer before the film, I overheard a wonderfully Allenesque conversation – words that he might have given to a character: ‘J’ai jamais fait du sport, je suis plutot intello’ (I’ve never been sporting, I’m more of an intellectual).

DVD Move Review: The Dreamers (2003)

DVD Move Review: The Dreamers (2003)
The Dreamers (2003) is a film you are supposed to experience, rather than watch. There is far too much going on in Bernardo Bertolucci’s piece to process logically, so you needn’t worry about picking holes in the plot, or anything else. A word of warning, though. If you are against a little bit (okay, a ...

EFA Awards Potemkin Stairs in Odessa ‘Treasures of European Film Culture’

EFA Awards Potemkin Stairs in Odessa 'Treasures of European Film Culture'
On the occasion of the Odessa International Film Festival, taking place from 10-18 July, the European Film Academy will award the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa the title Treasure of European Film Culture.

DVD Movie Review: Into the Abyss (2011)

DVD Movie Review: Into the Abyss (2011)
A tale of death, a tale of life “Some people just don’t deserve to live,” utters the daughter and sister of a murdered mother and brother. Thus, legendary German film maker Werner Herzog takes his camera and idiosyncratic style to the United States of America to explore capital punishment and death row with Into the ...

DVD Movie Review: The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

DVD Movie Review: The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
Such was my recent enjoyment in writing a review for Roy Ward Baker‘s seminal Quatermass and the Pit (1967), I felt it was only fair to go back to the character’s beginnings with director Val Guest‘s film adaptation of the original BBC series, which became famous on its release for clearing the streets and bars, ...

DVD Movie Review: Quatermass and the Pit (1967)

DVD Movie Review: Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
With this review, it’s time for a tribute – Thomas Nigel Kneale (18 April 1922–29 October 2006, commonly referred to as Nigel Kneale) was one of the very best science fiction and horror writers of the 20th century and, while he was responsible for a huge amount of other great stuff, such as The Year ...

DVD Movie Review: Etz Limon (Lemon Tree) (2008)

DVD Movie Review: Etz Limon (Lemon Tree) (2008)
Lemon tree, ‘green line’? Once, when we lived in Oman on the Arabian Peninsula, writes Gerald Loftus, we visited a village perched in the rocky hills of the interior. We were there to see a falaj, one of the ancient irrigation canals cut into the stony hillsides, carrying precious water to small gardens and orchards. ...

European Film Academy: The Invisible Boy Wins Young Audience Award 2015

European Film Academy: The Invisible Boy Wins Young Audience Award 2015
In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-olds in:

DVD Movie Review: Godzilla (2014)

DVD Movie Review: Godzilla (2014)
After witnessing what appeared to be nothing short of a cracking trailer, promoting an exhilarating action/disaster movie, I finally got time to watch Godzilla (2014) this weekend. What was previewed to be a major Hollywood blockbuster, actually turns out to be a Godzilla-sized waste of time.

DVD Movie Review: The King of Comedy (1983)

DVD Movie Review: The King of Comedy (1983)
Johnny Carson. David Letterman. Jay Leno. Larry Sanders. Rupert Pupkin. Famous, household name comedians who went onto achieve superstardom as late-night TV show hosts. Legends of the small screen…hang on, Rupert who? Do you remember him? Of course not. Neither do I. Other than being the leading antagonistic protagonist in a brilliantly dark, fictitious meditation ...

Record 25 Countries Participate in EFA’s Young Audience Award 2015

Record 25 Countries Participate in EFA’s Young Audience Award 2015
The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2015. MY SKINNY SISTER MIN LILLA SYSTER WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Sanna Lenken PRODUCED BY: Annika Rogell Sweden/Germany THE INVISIBLE BOY IL RAGAZZO INVISIBILE DIRECTED BY: Gabriele Salvatores WRITTEN BY: Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi & Stefano Sardo PRODUCED ...