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Powell & Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffmann has had a 4K restoration. Watch the trailer here

Powell & Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffmann has had a 4K restoration. Watch the trailer here

The Tales of Hoffmann was directed and produced by the British filmmaking partnership of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. They did many classic films including The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Red Shoes, A Canterbury Tale, Black Narcissus and my favourite, A Matter Of Life And Death. Metropolitan opera star Robert Rounseville plays Hoffmann,...

Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn’s use of the Quadrant System

Drive – Nicolas Winding Refn’s use of the Quadrant System

One of the many pleasures of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (2011) is that the shots feel both tightly composed and weirdly unpredictable. Even though most of the images follow a simple quadrant system, Refn puts plenty of subtle touches within the frame. A fantastic video essay by Tony Zhou. Watch it below. Drive (2011) – The Quadrant System from...

Review: Inherent Vice – “A remarkable achievement”

Review: Inherent Vice – “A remarkable achievement”

I struggled to contain myself writing this review which I started composing before I even saw the picture in question, such was my excitement at the prospect of seeing Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice (2014) projected on 35mm film at The Curzon Theatre in Soho, a mecca for self-diagnosed cinephiles such as...

New Agent Carter trailer shows links with Black Widow

New Agent Carter trailer shows links with Black Widow

This weeks episode sees Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) heading over to Russia and coming across the Black Widow training programme. Even better, we get to see Dum-Dum Dugan (Neal McDonough) and the Howling Commandos. I don’t think that the young girl we see in the trailer will be Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow due to the time scale. Although I am...

Cool Art: The Crow, Equilibrium and The Last Dragon

Cool Art: The Crow, Equilibrium and The Last Dragon

Three cool posters by Salvador Anguiano. They were done for Hero Complex Gallery’s Young Guns Invitational, a show that features Emerging and Rising Artists. Via...

Watch Mads Mikkelsen in The Salvation trailer

Watch Mads Mikkelsen in The Salvation trailer

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone. Mads Mikkelsen, Eric Cantona, Eva Green, Mikael Persbrandt, Jonathan Pryce, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in The Salvation directed by...

Rose Byrne is back for X-Men: Apocalypse

Rose Byrne is back for X-Men: Apocalypse

Bryan Singer has already shared the news on who will be playing the younger versions of Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse. Now it appears that Rose Byrne’s Moira MacTaggert will be returning for the new film. She was in X-Men: First Class. She was a CIA liason and had a bit of a thing with Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) before he wiped...

Danny Trejo & Danny Glover are Bad Asses On The Bayou in new trailer

Danny Trejo & Danny Glover are Bad Asses On The Bayou in new trailer

Bad Asses on the Bayou reunites the dynamic duo of Frank Vega (Danny Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Danny Glover) as they travel to Louisiana to attend the wedding of their dear friend Carmen Gutierrez (Loni Love). What was pictured as a wedding weekend escape to the south turns violently ugly as madness and mayhem ensue, pressing our senior heroes to once again...

Abbey Lee joins Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Abbey Lee joins Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) already has Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficent) in the lead role for The Neon Demon. Fanning will be joined by model Abbey Lee (who also appears in Mad Max: Fury Road). Lee will play a cool ringleader of a maniacal group of models. The film is a horror tale with a young female driven cast, About the origin of...

Cool Art: Star Wars by Darek Zabrocki

Cool Art: Star Wars by Darek Zabrocki

I love this Star Wars art by Darek Zabrocki. Check out his ArtStation for lots more cool artwork. Thanks to Andy for the...