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Monthly Archives: June 2012
I’m having a grand old time covering the Edinburgh Film Festival for Cinetalk. I’ve had the opportunity to visit the gorgeous Cameo Cinema – sister site to the Gate, and the chance to see several fantastic films. The first three reviews have been published:
Very hard to watch, but completely unmissable.
The fine folk at Greenwich Picturehouse are screening the classic 50′s Sci-Fi film as part of their regular Science Fiction? screenings.
Organised with the Royal Greenwich Observatory there will be astronomers and other specialists on hand to answer questions after the screening.
Playing on Monday 2nd at 6.30.
King of Devil’s Island is essentially a prison movie, starring the wonderful Stellen Skarsgard as the Governor. However, due to some great touches to the script and performances the film manages to rise above so many others in this genre.
The build of tension is superbly done, and it is beautifully shot throughout.
I really, really liked it. I wrote a full review of King of Devil’s Island for Cinetalk.
The next release from Picturehouse Entertainment looks pretty exciting. Electrick Children seems to be an incredibly hip road trip / self discovery type of movie. The film is playing at the East End Film Festival. Here’s the trailer for you:
It’s not long until Terracotta’s Hong Kong 15 festival is underway, celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of Hong Kong being handed back to China. This, of course, makes me feel a little old (Was it really fifteen years ago?).
Below is a list of the films playing, in date order and with the start times. I hope to be attending a few, so expect reviews for TomJupiter and Cinetalk to follow at some point.
The festival is taking place at the Odeon, Covent Garden from 3-14 July. I’m particularly excited to see A Simple Life, as I have been informed by someone I greatly respect that it is one of the best films she saw last year!
A SIMPLE LIFE
Monday 2 July, 7.00
Tuesday 3 July, 6.15
Wednesday 4 July, 6.15
THE DETECTIVE 2
Thursday 5 July, 6.15
MADE IN HONG KONG
Friday 6 July, 7.15
EAST MEETS WEST
Saturday 7 July, 2.15
THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN
Saturday 7 July, 6.15
Saturday 7 July, 8.45
Sunday 8 July, 2.15
BIG BLUE LAKE
Monday 9 July, 6.15
WHEN BECKHAM MET OWEN
Tuesday 10 July, 6.15
Wednesday 11 July, 6.15
Thursday 12 July, 6.15
Friday 13 July, 8.45
LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE
Saturday 14 July, 6.30
A couple of reviews have gone up over at Cinetalk.
Chernobyl Diaries, a horror in which a group of young holidaymakers find more than they bargained for in the ruins around Chernobyl.
Kosmos, in which a strange figure turns up at a small town, possibly with the power to heal.
I’ve been looking forward to seeing the new big-screen version of DREDD, and the new trailer is out and about.
Looks good and has potential, but it didn’t blow my socks off.
Just a quick update to bring your attention to this lovely little doc, which I can’t wait to see!
A great line-up from Terracotta
Having thoroughly enjoyed the Terracotta Film Festival earlier this year, I’m very excited to get a second helping of quality Asian film with the Hong Kong 15 festival. The full line-up was announced on twitchfilm, and more details are slowly appearing on the official website.
The festival is running July 2 – 14. I’ll see you all there! (Except on the 3rd, when I’ll see you all at the Cinetalk & Genesis Cinema film quiz!)