Best films of 2015 1

Best films of 2015
Tom Donley returns to Picturenose with his take on the best of last year. Reflecting on 2015, I recognize that the majority of my favorite cinematic experiences entail a pull towards nature and the environment. Perhaps even a push back towards not trusting technology; a pursuit for simpler times. Perhaps this is my current state ...

Cinema Movie Review: SPECTRE (2015) 4

Cinema Movie Review: SPECTRE (2015)
So Poor, Even Colin Took Real Exception (SPECTRE) Warning: There may be huge and unannounced spoilers in this review. What a complete donkey of a Bond film this was. It’s like there’s going to be a thing in future movie lore that suggests every even-numbered Craig Bond is going to be absolute toilet. If Craig ...

Cinema Movie: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

Cinema Movie: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
Why return of Star Wars means US cinema is still in the trailer park Unless you have been living on a distant planet (presumably one in a galaxy far, far away), you couldn’t have failed to notice that a new addition to the Star Wars franchise will soon be upon us. It’s called Star Wars: Episode ...

DVD Movie Review: Room 237 (2012)

DVD Movie Review: Room 237 (2012)
Dull boys Picturenose welcomes writer, screenwriter and all-round film expert Paul Morris with his thoughts on Rodney Ascher‘s dissection of Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining (1980).

DVD Movie Review: Le Temps du Loup (The Time of the Wolf) (2003)

DVD Movie Review: Le Temps du Loup (The Time of the Wolf) (2003)
Not with a bang… As official selection way back in Cannes 2003, Le Temps du Loup (The Time of the Wolf) (2003) was loved and loathed in equal measure. Both sides have a point – director Michael Haneke had not been so aggressive since the nightmarish but hysterical Funny Games (1997). A disquieting tale of ...

Cinema Movie Review: Youth (2015) 1

Cinema Movie Review: Youth (2015)
Ageing poorly They say that youth is wasted on the young; I say retirement is wasted on the old. No, I don’t really mean it – other than for myself, of course. In general terms, I mean that people develop a strong work ethic after slogging for many years and they have difficulty retiring. I ...

More Than 1,000 Supporters Across Europe Sign Letter to Free Oleg Sentsov

More Than 1,000 Supporters Across Europe Sign Letter to Free Oleg Sentsov
In the face of a verdict of the Ukrainian filmmaker expected for 25 August – the prosecution has called for 23 years – supporters, institutional and individual, have gathered well over 1,000 signatures for the EFA letter to the President of Russia and Russian authorities asking for Sentsov’s immediate release. The filmmaker was arrested by ...

NTU and Fellini Foundation for Film (Switzerland) announce co-operation agreement

NTU and Fellini Foundation for Film (Switzerland) announce co-operation agreement
The NTU School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) and the Swiss-based Fellini Foundation for Film have signed a co-operation agreement to implement a series of cultural activities and exchanges between the two institutions. The event took place at the ADM Library on Tuesday 18 August, with other project partners that include the Embassy of ...

Sweet Madness (2015)

Sweet Madness (2015)
Dream Seekers Productions unleash an intriguing horror take on the Batman universe on the world, Sweet Madness (2015) by Harley Quinn, check it out here.

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 ...