DVD Movie Review: Freaks (1932) 5

DVD Movie Review: Freaks (1932)
‘We accept her, one of us!’ This was the film that virtually ended the career of Tod Browning, the director of Dracula (1931) – he only made four more films after this, his last in 1939, with his longstanding career as silent actor and silent/talkies director having been effectively derailed by the controversy his film ...

European Film Academy Releases Nominees for EFA Young Audience Award 2014 2

European Film Academy Releases Nominees for EFA Young Audience Award 2014
Young juries in 17 cities across Europe will vote for winner The European Film Academy proudly announces and congratulates the three nominees for the EFA Young Audience Award 2014:   The Contest DIRECTED BY: Martin Miehe-Renard WRITTEN BY: Martin Miehe-Renard, Gitte Løkkegaard & Hans Hansen PRODUCED BY: Henrik Møller-Sørensen & Marcella Dichmann 90 mins, Denmark ...

European Film Academy to Receive Charlemagne Medal ‘Médaille Charlemagne pour les Médias Européens’ 2

European Film Academy to Receive Charlemagne Medal 'Médaille Charlemagne pour les Médias Européens'
On 22 May, the European Film Academy (EFA) will be honoured with the Médaille Charlemagne pour les Médias Européens, an award annually presented in the German city of Aachen in recognition of a contribution in the field of media to the process of European unification and to the emergence of a European identity.

Opinion: Enough With the Oscars 7

Opinion: Enough With the Oscars
In my ever-so-humble opinion Back in my youth, I remember the Academy Awards being a thing of joy, of beauty and romance, tears of joy, tears of pain and fond, funny and sometimes touching acceptance speeches. The winners were deserving of the accolades bestowed upon them by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ...

7th Offscreen Festival: Picturenose Reader Giveaway 3

7th Offscreen Festival: Picturenose Reader Giveaway
It is that time of year again, when the Brussels film festival season gets into full swing – and what better way to get stuck in than with Offscreen, which returns this year for its 7th edition? The seventh edition of the Offscreen Film Festival runs from 5-23 March,  will feature a wide focus on ...

DVD Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods (2012) 2

DVD Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Dying on cue Regular Picturenose readers will doubtless be astonished to find me banging on about yet another horror film, but The Cabin in the Woods (2012), by directorial first-timer Drew Goddard and his writing/producing partner Joss Whedon, is simply one of the most breathlessly exciting, innovative, sly and, in its own way, scary horror ...

Cinema Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 4

Cinema Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Gone Gonzo “No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it off to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.” Hunter S. Thompson

DVD Movie Review: ‘Salem’s Lot (1979) 2

DVD Movie Review: 'Salem's Lot (1979)
Only the second film adaptation to be made of the great horror fiction of one Stephen King (the first being Carrie (1976) by Brian De Palma, which was a key catalyst in sending King on towards being perhaps the most popular author in the world, period), Tobe Hooper‘s ‘Salem’s Lot (1979), an adaptation of the ...

Coming Soon: 7th Offscreen Film Festival (5-23 March 2014) 2

Coming Soon: 7th Offscreen Film Festival (5-23 March 2014)
The seventh edition of the Offscreen Film Festival starts on 5 March with The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears,  will feature a wide focus on British cult films, and has master of erotic cinema Radley Metzger as its guest of honour. The Offscreen Film Festival, the festival of genre, cult and trash cinema, will take place ...

Cinema Movie Review: Her (2013) 3

Cinema Movie Review: Her (2013)
Love from the machine? Spike Jonze has created a world in the not-so-distant future where a heartbroken loner like Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) has the ability to download an operating system named Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) and – voila – has a girlfriend. Although the relationship is not, at first, physical, the two build the kind ...

Cinema Movie Review: Nebraska (2013) 4

Cinema Movie Review: Nebraska (2013)
On the road again During the 1970s, Bruce Dern‘s reputation as a fine character actor was established by films such as They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969),  Silent Running (1972), Black Sunday (1977),  The Driver (1978) and Coming Home (1978), for which he was nominated for an Oscar. More recently, he has appeared in Inside ...