Owen Nicholls

Owen Nicholls

If, currently at this very moment, you’re hunched over your laptop dripping ash onto the keyboard, eyes the colour of Satan’s arse cheeks, a rictus grin from ear to ear…

The cinematic calender of 2013 might not have the great weight of expectation that The Dark Knight Rises brought in 2012 and it doesn’t come close to the ridiculous trio…

A muted reception upon initial cinematic release is no indication of a film’s true worth. It’s A Wonderful Life was panned by critics and Casablanca labelled a “cliché”. Lawrence of…

And now, it really ends. This week sees The Dark Knight Rises released on DVD and Blu-Ray and with it Christopher Nolan’s Batman films take their place in cinema history.…

Openings matter. Which is why it’s a shame that this countdown begins with such a redundant statement. Because openings don’t really matter. Breaking Bad isn’t any greater a television show…

The Master and There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson can do a lot of things you can’t, simply because he’s Paul Thomas Anderson. For example, Mr. Anderson, or…

Science fiction film Looper is the coiner of the excellent term that this “time travel shit, fries your brain like an egg”. Well we concur. After trying to get our…

30,918 minutes of film was shown over the 10 days of the Toronto International Film Festival, culminating in the People’s Choice Award on Sunday. That’s approximately 515 hours, 21 days,…

Way back in the early hours of this year, we compiled a list of The Ten Most Intriguing Films for 2012. Nestled between a new film penned by the Coen…

The old adage that truth is often stranger than fiction is one worth remembering during John Hillcoat’s hero worship tale of the Bondurant Boys, a trio of brothers successfully selling…

The fingerprints of recent British film successes are plastered all over the latest science fiction/comedy hybrid to wing its way across the Atlantic. With more than a touch of Attack…

In the last half a decade Pixar have released Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up and Toy Story 3. All recipients of the Best Animated Oscar. All absolute, bona fide classics. To suggest…

Earlier this week, Sight & Sound released their once-a-decade list of the ‘Greatest Movies Of All Time’. After 60 years of reigning supreme, Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane was ousted from…

With his three successful animated shows – American Dad!, The Cleveland Show and his biggest hit Family Guy – still doing gangbusters on both sides of the Atlantic, and a…