Even before the glitz and glam, all Taylor Swift wanted was appreciation and success for her talent. Fifteen years, seven albums and an estimated net worth of $360 million later and you simply can’t deny the power that the singer and songwriter holds within the music industry. She’s witnessed both the highs and incredible lows of the limelight and was scrutinised to a point that #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty was one of Twitter’s highest trends of 2016. Lana Wilson’s new behind-the-scenes documentar...
Welcome back to one of the most alluring and exciting times of the year – awards season. And whilst it showcases the best of the best in cinema, it’s also an opportunity to think about the ongoing issues that are still raising questions in the industry.
Tis’ the season for journalists to generate lists of the best cinematic events of the year, or in many ways for film twitter to get opinionated when Joker is high up on the rankings. Sure, there have been numerous films in the past year (let alone the decade) that have captured the true essence of what we love about cinema – original storytelling – however, with the rise of digital platforms such as Netflix and perhaps the money-making entertainment that is Marvel studios raising questions, times appear hard for the industry.
Ever since Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame became the biggest earning film of all time, the success factor has turned into a scrutinised debate. Are they really cinematic? Or is it just superficial entertainment for a studio to make the big bucks? Each individual has an opinion, but ever since director Martin Scorsese chimed in saying that they simply aren’t fundamental pieces of ‘cinema’ the debate has been placed directly under the big Hollywood lights.
Music is a vital ingredient when it comes to the production of a film. It can sometimes be hard to fully appreciate the effort that goes into creating instrumental tracks that help to heighten the emotions of what you're seeing. If you think about superhero films or some hard-stricken drama, the intensity of the score is always used to enhance what we see.
Note: Contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame was always going to mark the final Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance for some of the original Avengers, but Iron Man's death still gave fans a complete emotional shock.
Tony Stark has been in the MCU since the very beginning, and if you needed to know the affection fans had for Robert Downey Jr, the uproar of cheers in cinemas everywhere when his name appeared proved it. The love is real.
Even after 40 years, Ridley Scott's Alien still manages to generate scares for audiences, remaining as gripping now as it was back in 1979.
Its success spawned a series that continues to this day, with another movie reportedly gestating like a xenomorph in Hollywood's belly. It's hard to believe that Scott wasn't the first choice of director, but it can't be denied he achieved his goal of simply wanting to "scare the shit out of people".
Interview Exclusive: Dan Fogler talks all things ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ & his role on ‘The Walking Dead’
A normal Tuesday evening became not-so-conventional when on my phone appeared an American number calling. It was the one-and-only Dan Fogler, calling from New York ready to begin our interview. The first thing he asks is whether I’m related to Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones – a question I get asked frequently. Unfortunately not, but the fact that Mr Fogler asked, I was flattered nevertheless. You may have recently seen the 42-year-old in the second instalment in J.K Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', one of 2018's most anticipated films.
London based tailor Thomas Von Nordheim had no idea that Mark Bridges would win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for his work on Phantom Thread, a film that he also had a major part in – creating the impeccable suits for Cyril Woodcock (Lesley Manville), the sister of Daniel Day Lewis’ couturier protagonist Reynolds.
Sitting down in his floral-scented studio in central London, Nordheim begins to tell the story of how he got involved in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest movie.
Following a special screening of Manifesto at BFI’s London Film Festival on Friday, I found myself in the presence of Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett and artist Julian Rosefeldt as they discussed their partnership on the multi-screen film during an LFF Connects session.
The film unites various types of artist manifestos – including architecture, abstract expressionism and conceptual art – from different time periods and places them in contemporary scenarios through the depiction of 13 contrasting characters, all portrayed and voiced by Blanchett.
BFI London Film Festival Closing Gala: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Premiere (INTERVIEWS)
The cast of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received a warm welcome to the UK as Martin McDonagh’s dark-comedy had its international premiere last weekend, closing the 61st London Film Festival.
Oscar-winner Frances McDormand portrays hard as nails (and foul-mouthed) Mildred Hayes, a mourning mother on the hunt for justice for the unsolved murder of her daughter, seven months prior.
20th Century Fox has pushed back the release dates for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants.
Dark Phoenix has been pushed back by four months, changing its original release date from November 2, 2018, to February 14, 2019, whereas The New Mutants – which has already had its released date altered from April 13, 2018 to February 22, 2019 – will now hit cinemas August 2, 2019.
The first trailer for new movie The House With A Clock In Its Walls starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett has been released.
“In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett star in ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’,” reads the synopsis.
The X-Files finished its season 11 run last night, and fans have mixed reactions to Gillian Anderson’s much-anticipated departure.
The show, which first aired in 1993, follows FBI special agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Anderson), who investigate supernatural and paranormal cases. After ending its nine-season run back in 2002, the show was revived in 2016 for six new episodes. The X-Files returned for season 11 in early 2018 (5th February) for an extended 10 episode stint, with fans exclaiming that 'the truth is still out there...'
The torture of loving and losing someone mirrors the feeling of grief and anger in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Yet, this mirroring sense of emotion isn’t just about the next phase of mourning – vengeance- but more on dwelling on the ugly truth of the matter: the fire and thirst for justice. The third film written and directed by British-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh may be his most complex one yet as he delves into the cruel happenings of one’s true pain.