FILM

IS FILM DEAD? OR JUST DYING?

Copy: The National, 07/11/11 >> No, not films. Film. The ever-increasing use of digital (take Gareth Edwards brilliant Monsters from last year, entirely shot using a digital camera)…

Shakespeare film is pretty anonymous

Copy: The National, 06/11/11 >> So, Shakespeare didn’t write some of the greatest plays ever committed to paper. Well, that’s the conclusion of Roland Emmerich’s new film Anonymous…

WORDS SPEAK LOUDER THAN ACTIONS

Anne Hathaway was widely criticised for her Yorkshire accent in the film One Day, (although it wasn’t so bad in the end). But why do filmmakers insist on getting…

REMAKE RELIEF FOR BLADE RUNNER

The news that Ridley Scott agreed to direct a follow-up to his sci-fi classic Blade Runner will comfort fans who feared a quick-buck travesty. “It’ll certainly be fascinating…

40 is the new 30 in Hollywood

The acclaim from the movie The Wrestler did more than simply win Marisa Tomei the smattering of high-profile roles she’s promoting this month: with that role, she was…

THEME PARKS OBSESSED WITH FILM

When Disney announced that they’d bought the rights to “Avatarworld”, it set me on a nostalgia-laden trip to Universal Studios California, and the increasing realisation that most new…