Category Archives: Movies

Movie Review: The Red Turtle

Oscar nominated and winner of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard Special Prize, The Red Turtle by Director Michael Dudok de Wit is coming to UK cinemas 26 May. Continue reading

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Elliot Dodd, The Manbody, at Zabludowicz Collection

The Manbody by Elliot Dodd is a short film being screened at Zabludowicz Collection. It provides odd viewing that soothes as much as it disconcerts. Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Eyes of My Mother

Soon to be released in UK cinemas, indie horror flick, The Eyes of My Mother, is the gross-out creep-fest you’ve been craving. Continue reading

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Movie Review: We Are X

We Are X is a new documentary about ultra mega superstar metal band, X Japan. Never heard of them? Well, to say they’re big in Japan would be an understatement. Having sold 30 million singles and albums combined since starting in the early 80s, these guys are the biggest band in Japan ever. Continue reading

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The Founder Burger at BRGR.CO

To celebrate the release of The Founder, the Michael Keaton film about Ray Kroc of McDonald’s fame, BRGR.CO has launched a limited edition burger consisting of two blade steak patties with melted cheese, shredded iceburg lettuce, pickled gherkins and secret recipe BRGR.CO sauce on a triple layer sesame bun. Continue reading

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BFI Brings Back GoodFellas to the Big Screen

The British Film Institute is rereleasing the classic 1990 gangster film, GoodFellas, in cinemas across the UK on 20 January. Continue reading

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On Set in France | The Incantation

Based on the original script written by Jude S Walko, The Incantation is the first original content feature film for Blue Falcon Productions. It follows young American Lucy Bellerose as she pays a trip to her family’s ancestral castle in rural France. Continue reading

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Preview: Walthamstow International Film Festival

The 2016 Walthamstow International Film Festival runs tomorrow (Sunday 24 July 2016) at Vestry House from 11am to 5pm. Continue reading

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Infographic: Iconic Furniture in Film and TV

Check out this fun infographic put together by the furniture experts at Oldrids and featuring some of the most famous furniture from the movies and on TV. Set design plays a massive role in creating the look and atmosphere of … Continue reading

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5 of the Coolest Film Festivals Around the World (Miles Away)

For movie buffs with a love for travel, here’s a look at the five coolest film festivals screening the biggest hits and best indie flicks around the planet. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Youth

Something about director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film Youth reminded me of taking the time to watch a sunset: an exalted if everyday occurrence that’s slow paced but ends too soon. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sherpa | Trouble on Everest

The term Sherpa refers both to the ethnic group of Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet and to the high-skill, high-altitude mountain guide work undertaken by so many of them. It’s also the name of a new film documenting Everest activity, mostly from the perspective of the guides, at an especially volatile time as more and more foreigners seek to ascend the world’s highest mountain … and as global climate change makes this momentous task trickier and more perilous than ever. Continue reading

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Win a Star Wars Millennium Falcon Chopping Board

Take on the Empire in your own rebel kitchen with the fastest chop in the galaxy. The gift gurus at Genie Gadgets have set aside one ultra cool Star Wars Millennium Falcon Chopping Board for one lucky tikichris reader. Chewie! Han! It’s time to eat! Continue reading

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Win the Ultimate Star Wars Foodie Companion: An R2-D2 Kitchen Timer

We may still have a few months to go before Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is unleashed upon cinemas but I’m already geeking out big time! And I’m certain I’m not alone in my anticipation of what promises to be an epic film and the best Star Wars episode to be screened since the original three films came out what seems like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. To help with the wait and with your countdown, I’ve teamed up with Prezzybox.com – the UK’s complete online gift solution – to offer one reader this awesome piece of Star Wars kitchen kit. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pressure

What happens when four deep sea saturation divers get stranded 650ft below the surface of the Indian Ocean after disaster strikes their ship? Pinewood Pictures’ suspenseful new feature length thriller, Pressure, ponders just that. Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Human Centipede 3 is blood-splattered joke. But it’s a joke that had me giggling and guffawing plenty … when I wasn’t squirming in my seat during scenes of excessive gore. I had a blast watching this movie, was chuckling about it the rest of the day, and was impressed by the sheer audacity required to create such a piece of cinema. Continue reading

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UK Premiere of Roxanne by Paul Frankl

Shot in 35mm and on location in Soho, the film follows the relationship of transgender sex worker (played cool and convincing by Miss Cairo) and motherless 12 year-old Lily (spectacularly portrayed by Thea Lamb). It’s an ‘unlikely friendship’ kinda flick – not too dissimilar in theme to, say, About a Boy except the ‘boy’ in Roxanne is a girl and the ‘Hugh Grant’ character is Miss Cairo. Continue reading

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Light, Camera, Cannes! (OneTravel)

For movie buffs, Francophiles, and paparazzi wannabes, the coming of May means it’s time for the glitz and glamor of the world’s most famous film festival: Cannes! Celebrating its 68th “edition” of showcasing the world’s best cinema, this year’s Festival … Continue reading

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Le Vie della Zagara: Palazzo Adriano

Okay. I’ve covered the citrus side of my Sicilian excursion – with bits about Ciaculli mandarins, Ribera oranges, blood oranges, Interdonato lemons and Syracuse lemons – and now I want to talk about some of the other equally fruitful aspects of my trip. So in the next few posts of my Le Vie della Zagara series I’m going to highlight a handful of the more remarkable sights encountered while touring Sicily. First up is the quaint and scenic mountain village of Palazzo Adriano. Continue reading

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Preview: Asia House Film Festival 2015 #AHFILM15

Celebrating its seventh year, the annual Asia House Film Festival will be showcasing a bevy of remarkable cinematic productions across London. Continue reading

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Life’s Like a Movie. Make Your Own Ending.

I watched the The Muppet Movie last night for the first time in ages. It’s still one of the most entertaining and inspiring films I’ve ever come across.

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4 Travel-Themed Films to See at Sundance 2015 (OneTravel)

Sundance Film Festival is on again, bringing Hollywood glamour to an otherwise quiet mountain town in Utah. Whether you’re an indie film insider attending this famous festival or a movie buff eager to find out what this year’s breakout must-see … Continue reading

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Steve McQueen at Thomas Dane Gallery: Ashes

Two new works by Steve McQueen go on view soon at Thomas Dane Gallery in St James’s. One is an immersive projection with sound entitled Ashes which was shot on Super8 film in Granada with much of the footage dating from 2002 and taken by cinematographer Robbie Müller with recently recorded soundtrack about the sad fate of the subject in the film. The other work is Broken Column, a sculptural installation which “acts as a pendant to Ashes.” Continue reading

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire: Hermitos Children 2 

Hermitos Children 2 is the largest film commission to date by Glasgow based artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (known as Spartacus Chetwynd a couple years back when she was a Turner Prize nominee) and is on view now at Studio Voltaire. The film is part of an ongoing series of “experimental television crime drama” following telepathic detective Joan Shipman as “she uncovers and solves sex crimes” and is screened within a large scale gallery installation incorporating a number of props and interiors. Continue reading

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Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin: Priority Innfield at Zabludowicz Collection

The evening after I checked out the preview of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin’s Priority Innfield – a series of sculptural theatres where four interconnected films “that touch upon our changing relationship to the camera and its influence on conceptions of history, evolution and selfhood” are continually screened – I tried to explain the experience of watching the films and negotiating the fabricated space between them to my girlfriend. Despite my enthusiastic attempt, I’m pretty sure I failed. Continue reading

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Evian: The Amazing Baby & Me Video

Following the success of its previous Roller Babies, Baby Inside, and of course the Baby & Me campaigns,  Evian has launched the latest in its Live Young initiative, The Amazing Baby & Me 2. For fans of Marvel Comics and Spiderman, it’s … Continue reading

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Ron Burgundy – It’s Not about Smelly Pirate Hookers. #BurgundyMoments

Everybody listen up! The legend Ron Burgundy has teamed up with FindAnyFilm.com to tell you how to get real Moments Worth Paying For. Note: it’s not with smelly pirate hookers. Continue reading

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Visit James Bond’s England (CheapOair)

Bond. James … yeah, you know the next bit. One of Britain’s greatest pop icons – the one and only 007 – is wowing film fans visiting the UK at these attractions celebrating the world’s most famous spy and the works of writer Ian Fleming. Continue reading

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2013 (OneTravel)

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival is an annual showcase of the world’s best new Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Movies. Entering its eight year with “nine nights of cinematic mayhem,” the 2013 festival runs from the 17th to the 25th of October – just in time for Halloween! Continue reading

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Brazilian Film Festival of London: 27 September to 1 October

The Brazilian Film Festival – the premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK – returns to London for a fifth year tomorrow and runs until the 1st of October offering loads of movies for cinema fans as well as an excellent opportunity to try some of London’s finer Latin restaurants. Continue reading

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Get a Taste of Brazil during London’s Brazilian Film Festival (CheapOair)

The Brazilian Film Festival – the premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK – returns to London from the 27th of September to the 1st of October, offering a riveting presentation of Brazilian culture on and off the screen. Continue reading

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Golden Lane Estate and Me: Documentary Screening at Exhibit Gallery, EC1

As I told filmmaker Esther Johnson, the year I lived at Golden Lane Estate was “very potent”. That she happened to come round the estate looking for residents to interview for her film, The View From My Window Tells Me I’m Home, just seemed like a fantastic coincidence to have someone there to document it for me. Continue reading

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Free Outdoor Cinema at The Scoop in London (CheapOair)

London’s riverside amphitheatre, The Scoop at More London, will host free outdoor cinema screenings of classic, cult and contemporary films from the 11th of September until the 27th. All screenings at this purpose-built 1,000-seat amphitheatre with 25 foot screen (not … Continue reading

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Explore London’s South Bank (CheapOair)

have a look at all the fun waiting for you on the south side of London’s historic River Thames. Here’s a list of the area’s top attractions. Of course, you’ll find fantastic hotels located amid these great venues. It’s a well connected part of town as well with a handful of Tube stations and rail services – even Thames Clipper river boat services – all just an easy stroll away. Continue reading

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Casts Summer Spells for All Ages Fun (CheapOair)

This summer, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is inviting kids of all ages to experience its first ever Summer Spells feature. Running from the 26th of July until the 2nd of September, Summer Spells will give visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films and discover firsthand how spells such as Wingardium Leviosa were brought to life on screen and how details such as wand movements that accompanied the spells were developed. Continue reading

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