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Top Ten: Festival Films

Following on from last week’s Top Ten focusing on films to watch at Sundance, this week’s list looks at films that have made their break at festivals, Sundance included: 1. Being John Malkovich 2. Barton Fink 3. Sideways 4. The Beach 5. Reversal of Fortune 6. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 7. Nurse Betty … Continue reading

Review: Frozen

Since its release last Autumn, Disney’s latest animated offering has stormed the box office, with its eight-week cumulative takings giving classics such as The Lion King a run for their money. This is a welcome return to form for Disney animations after the lukewarm reception to Monsters University and, er, Planes. A follow-up to 2010’s … Continue reading

And We’re Go…

Quick service announcement: as well as this beautiful blog, @cinegramblog is now live on Twitter. For more posts and comments, check it out

Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Controversially overlooked in this year’s race for both Best Picture and Best Actor awards at the Oscars, the Coen Brothers’ latest offering feels a much more personal project than previous offerings True Grit or Burn After Reading, more in line with 2009’s A Serious Man. However, don’t let that put you off. Reduced in scale … Continue reading

e-X-citing Times

With months still to go until the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Empire is definitely getting in the party mood early. This month’s edition of the magazine involves not one, but 25 unique covers, featuring all of the cast members of the new film, laid out in one glorious panorama, from past… to … Continue reading

Take Five: January 20-26

A snapshot of the week’s movie news: 1. Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for Gravity. 2. Bryan Singer releases six-second X-Men: Days of Future Past teaser. 3. Frozen passes The Lion King to become Disney’s second-highest animated release ever (excluding sequels), taking $810 globally. 4. Garrett Hedlund is set to take the lead in Joe Wright’s Pan. … Continue reading

Feeling Photogenic

If you happen to be passing Somerset House in London before February 5, take half an hour out of your day and go and visit Andy Gotts’ fantastic photographic exhibition celebrating the world of the BAFTAs. Gotts has captured the likenesses of around 100 BAFTA winners and nominees – from Robert de Niro to Meryl … Continue reading

Top Ten: Sundance Premieres 2014

The Sundance Film Festival has been running in Utah for the past 10 days, offering short films, long films, documentaries and much more. I dream that one day I will actually get to go and experience the festival live, but while I am stuck with merely following the news online, I have contented myself with … Continue reading

You Couldn’t Make It Up

As I don’t have anything film-related to post today, here is a little something to make you smile. In a scene worthy of any film villain, thousands of Londoners were thwarted on their journeys home tonight after an error by contractors at Victoria station led to a signal room being filled with several inches of … Continue reading

Tarantino Throws Tantrum

Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, Tarantino has pulled production on his latest film, The Hateful Eight, after the script was apparently leaked. Naming names and pointing fingers, the director was so unimpressed with the person responsible (one of six people handed the script by Tarantino in person, including Bruce Dern, Tim … Continue reading