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Ivor Novello Awards 2014

The Colliding World of Music and Film There’s a certain degree of eccentric extravagance that comes with an 11:30am drinks reception. Then again, eccentric extravagance seems to be one of the key tenants of the Ivor Novello awards, the…

Captain Phillips (2013)

Tom Hanks stars as Captain Richard Phillips in this dramatisation of a very recent event that many will have caught on the news a few years ago. Pirates boarded a ship, were kept away from anything of real importance by the crew, and…

Top 10 Films Of 2013

The year 2013 is now behind us, and the awards season kicking off to tell us which films were best in the eyes of the industry. With that in mind, it is the perfect time to give an honest look back at the previous year. So without any…

Captain Phillips (2013)

Greengrass and Hanks' Somali hijacking film favors action and emotion over specifics  *** Warning 'ere be spoilers *** Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips is a movie based on a 2009 incident of a container ship with a US captain by this…

Captain Phillips (2013)

Frequently the best films are those which are hardest to watch.  The latest release from Columbia Pictures is a case in point.  The action / drama Captain Phillips, by BAFTA award winning English director Paul Greengrass and starring Tom…

Highlights from LFF Opening Night

Last night the BFI London Film Festival kicked off in style with Paul Greengrass directed Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener and Max Martini. Captain Phillips is director Paul Greengrass's multi-layered examination of…