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Lambert & Stamp (2014) review – The odd couple behind the Who’s success get their own doc

***1/2 Director: James D. Cooper Duration: 117 minutes As we edge closer to the twilight years of rock music’s original progenitors – those establishment rattling, musical mavericks of the 60s … Continue reading

13/05/2015 · Leave a comment

Life Itself (2014) – Documentary on the late, great Roger Ebert arrives on DVD

**** Director: Steve James Duration: 120 mins (US) By Greg Wetherall (@gregwetherall) Is it an essential requisite that anyone who dare elect themselves as a professional critic must be in … Continue reading

20/02/2015 · Leave a comment

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) – Berlin Film Festival 2015

Director: Brett Morgan Duration: 132 minutes (US) ** Over 20 years after his death, what is the enduring appeal of Kurt Cobain? Does it speak of the anodyne, characterless musical … Continue reading

08/02/2015 · 1 Comment

The Square (2013)

**** Director: Jehane Noujaim Duration: 108 minutes (Egypt/USA) Oscar shortlisted documentary on the uprising in Egypt; a revolution that gave a gravitas to social networking, whilst simultaneously evidencing history in … Continue reading

10/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Seduced and Abandoned (2013)

**** Directed: James Toback Duration: 98 minutes You may have heard about the 99%. Well, in Seduced & Abandoned, Toback and Baldwin (he of James and he of Alec) offer … Continue reading

12/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Sundance London: A Diary – Days 3 and 4

Seeing as Sundance is about to fade into a fond memory, it makes sense to distil the second half of the festival into one single entry. I am sure I … Continue reading

01/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Sundance London: A Diary – Day 2

The second day of Sundance brought a more limited experience for this writer (days 3 and 4 brought an abundance of panel discussions and films, so please bear with me). … Continue reading

29/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Sundance London: A Diary – Day 1

Robert Redford and his indie centric group have once again taken up residency of London’s O2 for the welcome return of Sundance London. Returning for a second year, the festival … Continue reading

26/04/2013 · Leave a comment

2012’s Essential Documentaries. Have The Oscars Got It Wrong?

The nominations for the 2013 Oscars are now in. Much conjecture will take place over the main categories, so instead of adding voice to an area where there is already toomuchnoise (sic), … Continue reading

12/01/2013 · Leave a comment

Review: Crossfire Hurricane (2012)

*** Dir: Brett Morgan Duration: 118 mins (2012) Can you sometimes get exactly what you want? The Rolling Stones turn the clock back on 50 years and open up the vaults. … Continue reading

18/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Review: Page One – Inside the New York Times

*** Dir: Andrew Rossi Duration: 96 mins (2011) Documentary film-maker chronicles a year from within the walls of the New York Times as it comes face to face with the … Continue reading

19/08/2012 · Leave a comment

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  • Kevin Spacey Fields Questions that Female Celebrities Get Asked On the Red Carpet 05/03/2014
    If we’ve learned anything from House of Cards, it’s that Kevin Spacey is skilled at being terrifying. He’s also skilled, we now know, at answering the types of questions female celebrities get asked on the Red Carpet. At the Oscars on Sunday, BuzzFeed threw a series of inquiries at the actor focusing entirely on his appearance and not at all on his work or h […]
    Samantha Grossman
  • Yum-Eh: Watch A Supercut of the Most Awkward Meals in Film History 08/12/2013
    Just in time for a holiday meal with your family, Slacktory has released a supercut of the most awkward meals in cinematic history, including uncomfortable dinner scenes from everything from Annie Hall to Step Brothers to Eraserhead. Is your family supper any more uncomfortable than the one from Lars and the Real Girl where Ryan Gosling’s character forces hi […]
    Melissa Locker
  • Yes, Nicolas Cage Really Did Just Win China’s ‘Best Global Actor’ Award 09/10/2013
    Correction appended, Oct. 10, 2013. It has been decided. China has named Nicolas Cage the Best Global Actor in Motion Pictures at the Huading Awards. And as far as anyone who has seen the actor’s YouTube reel entitled “Nicolas Cage Losing His S***” or is a member of the sub-Reddit group “One True God” is concerned, it’s about time. Cage did win an Oscar for  […]
    Laura Stampler
  • Movie Blogger Dials 911 Over Cell Phone Use in Theater 11/09/2013
    Film critic Alex Billington couldn’t bear sitting through a press screening at the Toronto International Film Festival while a nearby audience member blatantly emailed and texted throughout Ti West’s horror flick, The Sacrament. The cinematic faux paus irritated Billington so much that after complaining to theater managers proved unsuccessful, he called the […]
    Courtney Subramanian
  • NextDraft: Yahoo Buys Tumblr, Prompting 40 Million 20-Year-Olds to Ask: “Ya who?” 20/05/2013
    Let’s Get Ready to Tumbl Today, another large deal was made in a bid to make history in the Internet championship of the world. In this corner, we have Yahoo, an aging heavyweight with a new, compelling CEO looking to get some youthful power in her knockout punch by adding Tumblr, a young company run by a young high school dropout-turned programmer-turned CE […]
    Dave Pell
  • Reading While Eating for Mar. 25: Darlings of the Dance 25/03/2013
    Florida Gulf Coast University Takes NCAA Tournament By Storm. The 22-year-old Ft. Myers-based college became the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet Sixteen, taking out Georgetown and San Diego State University over the weekend. (Keeping Score) Is the Political Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage Over? It may well be, regardless of the two landmark cases that the […]
    Eric Dodds
  • Seven Things You May Have Missed at the Oscars 25/02/2013
    Toilet Humor: The Onion, America’s finest (fake) news source, is in hot water this morning for its vulgar tweet about Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s adorable star, Best Actress Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis. The offensive tweet has been deleted, but you can see a NSFW screenshot of it here. (The nine-year-old could very well have seen it too; she’s on Twitter at  […]
    Olivia B. Waxman
  • WATCH: 300 Movies in 7 Minutes: The Ultimate 2012 Supercut 18/12/2012
    Cinematically speaking, 2012 was a bit of a wild card year. For every moment of pure cinematic brilliance and originality (think films like The Master, Life of Pi and Beasts of the Southern Wild), vieweres also had to sit through such boring, bloated blockbuster fare as Battleship and Total Recall. Yet in the hands of video editor Gen Ip, a.k.a. Genrocks, th […]
    Melissa Locker
  • Reading While Eating for Oct. 9: Ruffled Feathers 09/10/2012
    In today's must-read links for your lunch break: The Big Bird saga ruffles more feathers.
    Tim Morrison
  • Friends of ‘Sam Bacile’: A Who’s Who of the Innocence of Muslims Film 13/09/2012
    UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. An Internet clip of an amateurish, virulently anti-Muslim film called Innocence of Muslims is being identified as one of the flash points behind the anti-U.S. demonstrations in the Middle East that led to the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi, Libya, earlier this week. As journalists work to unco […]
    Nick Carbone and Madison Gray