Category Archives: Film

Filmmakers On My Mind at the Moment…#5

Eddie Marsan

Eddie Marsan

Ganster No. 1 | Red Riding | Tyrannosaur | War Horse

 Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

Snatch | Band of Brothers | This is England | Public Enemies

 Neil Maskell

Neill Maskell

The Football Factory | Kill List | Jack Falls | Utopia

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Review: Sanctum

NSanctumot even support from James Cameron as executive producer could save underwater adventure Sanctum from getting that sinking feeling.

The film follows a team of cave divers who are intent on exploring an unknown abyss, only to be trapped by a storm above ground, which forces them to dive deep into the darkness for an escape route.

From start to finish the two-dimensional characters spurt clunky dialogue while wading through the dreary action. The further they progress the less engaging their plight becomes, partly due to a weak script and the lacklustre performances.

21/82

Originally posted at MouthLondon.

 

 


Trailer For Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England

Ben Wheatley, Director of critically acclaimed gritty, dark British thrillers such as Kill List, Down Terrace and Sightseers, has a new film. It’s called A Field in England.

A Field in England Poster

Scheduled for release early in July, A Field in England looks to be a hypnotic, disturbing micro-account of the Civil War. It stars Wheatley regular Michael Smiley as well as Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentleman, Psychoville) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, Bunny and the Bull).

With bleak scenery and trippy, unconventional cinematography which exudes hopelessness and hysteria, the footage in this trailer is reminiscent of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising.

Also similar to Valhalla Rising, a certain level of ethereality seems present. This could be the wild mushrooms glimpsed sending the characters a bit loopy, or maybe Wheatley has an even stranger addition to the story not fully revealed in this trailer?

We’ll have to wait and see, but we won’t have to wait long. And when it is released on Friday 5th July, you won’t have any excuse for missing it. A Field in England will be the first ever UK film released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, on Freeview TV and on VoD.