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Oscars 2015. The Winners are….

Oscars 2015. The Winners are….

Birdman won best film and best director for Mexican film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. It also won best cinematography and best original screenplay. Eddie Redmayne won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood won just one award even though it had...

A Matter of Luck: Stuart Dryburgh talks about Blackhat

A Matter of Luck: Stuart Dryburgh talks about Blackhat

Trevor Hogg chats with Stuart Dryburgh about finding locations and capturing gun fire for latest cinematic offering from filmmaker Michael Mann… A small screen project about horse racing served as an introduction to the criminal underworld as envisioned by Michael Mann (Thief).  “I met with Michael and we did the pilot of Luck [HBO, 2011 to 2012],...

The 2015 Live For Films Award Winners are…..

The 2015 Live For Films Award Winners are…..

The 2015 Oscars take place this coming Sunday, but before then are the ones that really matter… The 2015 Live for Films Awards! All the awards were voted on by the readers of Live for Films, which means if you are not happy with the result you only have yourself to blame. Guardians of the Galaxy is the biggest winner with 5 awards while Birdman and...

Review – Into the Woods and its nominations for the 87th Academy Award

Review – Into the Woods and its nominations for the 87th Academy Award

ABOUT: Into the Woods is a 2014 American musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award–winning Broadway musical of the same name. It features an ensemble cast that includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick,...

New trailer for Ryan Gosling’s Lost River

New trailer for Ryan Gosling’s Lost River

Lost River, previously called How To Catch A Monster, is Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut. It played at last years Cannes Film Festival where the critics thought it was a bit of a mess, but I am curious to see what it is like. The film stars Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendohlson, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Iain De Caestecker, Eva Mendesand Barbara...

Review: Cake

Review: Cake

Somewhat typecast — and unfairly so — for her consistent appearances in rom-coms over the years, you’d be forgiven for assuming Jen Aniston was content in what would appear to be her element. But Cake proves this is not the case. In fact, it seems the Friends star has been aching to delve into something meatier than The Bounty Hunter. Granted,...

Review: Predestination

Review: Predestination

Warning, this review contains spoilers… You have been warned A minor long-term irritation of mine is the use of stable time-loops in cinema. The android that turns out to have been programmed by itself, events conspiring so that future you had to save past you from peril. The problem occurs when the medium fails to show the setup, the tying of the knot....

Tech Review: Optoma GT1080 projector

Tech Review: Optoma GT1080 projector

Having already reviewed Optoma’s HD50 and HD26 projectors it was time to give the GT1080 a spin. This one is aimed more at the gaming market and one of its biggest features is that you can get a 100″ image with the projector just a meter away from the screen or wall. This is a great feature, but also a limiting one. More on that later. Out of...

Review: The Wedding Ringer

Review: The Wedding Ringer

Olaf and Penny are getting married. That’s right, well — Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting are engaged. The guy has got the girl of his dreams who he fell in love with simply because she talked to him when he thought she was well out of his league. There’s a problem though, Doug Harris (Josh Gad) can’t find a best man. Enter Jimmy Callahan, played...

Timely Decisions: Lee Smith talks about Interstellar

Timely Decisions: Lee Smith talks about Interstellar

Trevor Hogg chats with Lee Smith about travelling the outer reaches of the cinematic universe with Christopher Nolan… “When Chris wrote the script for Interstellar [2014] he wanted to ground it in some sort of human reality,” recalls Lee Smith (The Dark Knight) who incorporated interviews with real Dust Bowl survivors from the 1930s into the epic...