So Filmopolis favourite films from 2016 in no particular order. On the must still see list are Hell or High Water, Son of Saul, Green Room and Under The Shadow. Film of the year though ? Spotlight.
This year, by most accounts, has been tumultuous. Notwithstanding the rise of far-right extremism, “Brexitrump” and the horrors of Aleppo, there have been strikes, anti-government protests and discord on the streets of many cities around the world. The political legacies of the Arab Spring, Occupy and the 2011 UK riots Continue Reading
Filmopolis is a big fan of the new era of modern documentary film-making. Two of the homegrown current kings of the scene are Asif Kapadia (Senna and Amy), and Mat Whitecross who captured a snapshot of Oasis’ story (Supersonic). These are gents who have mastered the art of engrossing story Continue Reading
Filmopolis in The Heptagon Club Dominic Holland on being Spiderman’s Dad… Nev Pierce on jumping from film journo to film-maker… Jez Gibson on Filmopolis, cinema for the people… from Movie Banter Jon & Jen on the movies of their lives… My daughter reviews every film she’s seen… and David Sierra Continue Reading
This is a fantastic, engaging docu-film about what made Oasis who they were, and the road to that Knebworth gig. Not just for the faithful, this captures a moment in modern music history, giving us a compelling insight in to the brothers and the band as it changed and evolved. Continue Reading
From the start, Arrival seems like a run-of-the-mill, Emmerich-style invasion movie; but very quickly that all changes. The film pivots on the big ‘reveal’ scene of the giant alien spaceships (which have clear and no doubt deliberate resemblances to 2001’s monoliths). In this beautifully crafted panoramic shot, it is the Continue Reading
Doctor who ? Holmes or House M.D. ? A batch of both… Please first watch this clever, clever trailer – adapted to the wonderful Johnny Cash song “Hurt”, recently used for the new Logan film trailer. It brings me great joy to tell you that the stellar cast attached to Continue Reading