Woody Allen's New Film Is a Little Bit Silly
Earlier this year, VICE Films and Grolsch Film Works teamed up with the directors Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski to make a three-part film called The Fourth Dimension. Now, Grolsch Film Works have a new website where you can find out what they’ve been up to and read/watch interesting stuff about films. Every week we'll be plucking the highlights. This is that.
TEN MUST-SEE FILMS AT THIS YEAR'S LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
The 56th BFI London Film Festival (10th – 21st October) has announced its 2012 line-up with a vast array of new titles on offer from Hollywood big hitters, auteur darlings and exciting first-time filmmakers.
New Festival Director Clare Stewart has shaken things up a little bit, creating a fresh scheduling structure that centres on specific themes such as ‘Debate’, ‘Laugh’ and ‘Sonic’. The selection is as rich and varied as ever, but with the introduction of competition prizes (in various categories) the festival looks to be staking a claim for more international significance.
With over 200 titles selected from 68 countries, here’s our own selection of movies that you cannot and should not miss.
REVIEW: TO ROME WITH LOVE
Frothier than a badly made cappuccino, Woody Allen’s latest offering is all bubbles and no substance, the standard sort of fare we’ve come to associate with the great director’s later work.
Continuing on his Whistle-stop Tour of Europe for the pseudo-intellectual Neurotic Middle Classes, Allen has chosen “the eternal city” of Rome on which to transpose his vignettes on love, art and growing old.
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THE LINE-UP FOR THIS YEAR'S RAINDANCE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED
OK, so we haven’t exactly got Toronto out of the way yet, but there are just so many great festivals around that we thought it was important to let you know what’s coming up. Not least because our own film, The Fourth Dimension, is playing at this particular one!
The 20th edition of the Raindance Film Festival is made up of many exciting strands that look set to feature many bangin’ films. But you might need some help in choosing what to watch, if only for this very simple reason: there are 105 features, over 138 shorts and 64 UK premieres, 13 international premieres, 5 European premieres, 19 world premieres and 24 directorial debuts from 38 countries. (See, told you so!)
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A LIST OF ACTORS TURNED DIRECTORS
Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sean Penn – they’ve all succumbed to the temptations of that comfy-looking director’s chair. And now, with the news that Ryan Gosling is directing his first film, How To Catch a Monster, we thought we’d take a few steps back and remember the actors who’ve picked up a camera and managed to work some magic with it.