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Big Hero 6 Blu-ray review

Big Hero 6 Blu-ray review

With Disney scooping their second Best Animation Oscar in as many years, following in the hugely successful steps of Frozen was always going to be tough. And while it didn’t pass $1 billion and break numerous records, Big Hero 6 did make over $650 million worldwide. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, Don Hall and Chris Williams co-direct a...

Cannes Exclusive: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio “2015 and beyond” Preview

Cannes Exclusive: Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio “2015 and beyond” Preview

When the opportunity arose to miss a Cannes screening, and instead see a preview – presented by John Lasseter – of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming releases, the animation greats took precedence. And what a treat it was – two hours of footage, images and descriptions of 5 new projects, as well as a full preview of The Good Dinosaur’s...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Youth

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Youth

Director/ Writer: Paolo Sorrentino Starring: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda Synopsis: Fred (Caine), a retired music maestro, is enjoying a holiday, accompanied by his close friend Mick (Keitel), a director using his time away to finish a script. Fred and Mick contemplate youth, older age, and careers in their days at the Swiss...

Review: Tokyo Tribe

Review: Tokyo Tribe

Sion Sono (Why Don’t You Play in Hell?) writes and directs Tokyo Tribe, “the world’s first battle rap musical”, based on the popular manga Tokyo Tribe 2 by Santa Inoue, and starring some of Japan’s leading hip hop talent. In a hyper-stylised alternate reality Tokyo that is ruled by gangs, one rules them all – a yakuza crew led by the...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Louder than Bombs

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Louder than Bombs

Director: Joachim Trier Writers: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn, Amy Ryan, Rachel Brosnahan Synopsis: After the death of Isabelle (Huppert), her husband (Byrne) and two sons (Druid and Eisenberg) start reflecting her part in their life, as well as examining themselves, and one...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Sicario – “Decisive, classical filmmaking, orchestrated with precision”

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Sicario – “Decisive, classical filmmaking, orchestrated with precision”

Director: Denis Villeneuve Writer: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal Synopsis: Agent Macer (Blunt), an FBI agent, is enlisted to work alongside a task force in order to take down a high-powered Mexican cartel. As she sets to work, she realises their tactics and morals aren’t what she expected,...

Tomorrowland: Press conference report

Tomorrowland: Press conference report

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity (Britt Robertson) and a former boy-genius inventor (George Clooney) embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory. Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by...

Win Testament of Youth Blu-ray and signed posters

Win Testament of Youth Blu-ray and signed posters

The indomitable Vera Brittain became the first person to document war from a woman’s point of view and, in so doing, changed the way a generation regarded itself and its actions. Her defining testimony becomes a searing story of love, war and remembrance as TESTAMENT OF YOUTH arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 25th May 2015 and digitally on 8th May 2015, courtesy...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: La Tierra Y La Sombra

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: La Tierra Y La Sombra

Director: César Augusto Acevedo Starring: José Felipe Cárdenas, Haimer Leal, Edison Raigosa Synopsis: A father returns to his old home, in order to help around the house, and look after the family, once his son becomes gravely ill. La Tierra Y La Sombra has many of the hallmarks of a classic Latino film (i.e. Secret of the Beehive, El verdugo) where we...

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Las Elegidas [The Chosen Ones]

Festival de Cannes 2015 Review: Las Elegidas [The Chosen Ones]

Director/ Writer: David Pablos Starring: Nancy Talamantes, Oscar Torres, Leidi Gutierrez, Jose Santillan Cabuto Synopsis: Sofia (Talamantes) falls deeply in love with for Ulisis (Torres), unbeknownst that he has manipulated her feelings to throw her into a prostitution ring that his father runs. Having fell for Sofia himself, Ulisis then tries to do what he can...