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John Hurt

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

It's not so fun to be nearly extinct With Only Lovers Left Alive Jim Jarmusch temporarily steals the vampire mode away from Stephanie Meyer. The movie, however, though drenched in beauty, is static and disappointing -- and otherwise…

10 Rillington Place (1971)

It has become almost commonplace now to find movies about serial killers as entertaining as they are somewhat chilling, but 10 Rillington Place isn't the kind of thing that we're used to nowadays. It stands up as a perfect example of how to…

Jayne Mansfield’s Car (2012)

Directed by Billy Bob Thornton, who hasn’t directed a feature film in over ten years, and starring a wealth of talented Hollywood actors, Jayne Mansfield’s Car is one of the most anticipated films at this year’s Berlinale and is also in…

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Based on the novel by John Le Carre, which was adapted years ago into a TV mini-series starring Sir Alec Guinness, and featuring a top notch cast of fine British actors firing on all cylinders one thing is clear from the very start - Tinker…

Potty About Potter

A creation that has as much magic in the backstory behind it as it does on the page and on the screen, young Harry Potter was brought to life by J. K. Rowling in the wonderful city of Edinburgh while the woman struggled to cope with life as…

Sailcloth (2011)

This short film of 18 minutes has absolutely no dialogue and is beautifully executed. It tells the story of an elderly gentleman (John Hurt) who creates a diversion so that he can escape from the nursing home where he resides. He then takes…

Melancholia (2011)

Love him or loathe him, Danish auteur Lars von Trier is one of the most interesting filmmakers in the last twenty years. With works such as Breaking the Waves and his 2009 controversial horror Antichrist, we see his usual traits including…

Melancholia (2011)

Okay, let me start the review of this much-anticipated Lars von Trier movie with two statements of intent. 1) Prior to seeing Melancholia, I had seen three Lars von Trier movies – Dancer In The Dark (classic), Dogville (classic) and…

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

What are the ingredients of what could be the film of the year? You get that guy who directed that Swedish vampire movie two years ago at the helm, as well as the best British cast since Hot Fuzz. At the centre of this fine line-up is Gary…