An Argentine government video that shows an Argentine athlete training on the Falklands Islands / Malvinas and claims them for that country has created furore. But Mariana Marcaletti says that this isn’t the usual sabre rattling: it’s the start of a different kind of politics for the Argentinian government.
Award winning film-maker Victor Buhler talks to Christian Adofo about his new film, “The Beautiful Game”, football in Africa and his hopes for the continent’s future.
The original cast of American Pie reformed for the reunion movie 13 years after the first hit our screens. With a massive franchise behind the title and various spin-offs projects, Seann William Scott, the actor famous for playing straight-talking Steve Stifler, discusses whether any of the team were reluctant to take part in another sequel, and how they’ve changed over the years.
This time is not angry birds, but an Angry Beard that meets its match on our screens, as it comes face-to-face with hair-trimming supplies on a dining table.
The Pan-Asia film festival is now in its fourth year of exposing an overlooked side to the various film industries of Asia. Ask an average person on the street what they think of Asian cinema, and – unless they wisely point out that referring to ‘Asian’ film is a sweeping generalisation – they’ll probably refer to Chinese historical epics or ultra-violent thrillers or horrors from Japan and South Korea. Rather than being generally under-represented, the cult popularity of the aforementioned types of films means that we get an extremely slanted view of cinema coming from the world’s largest continent.
Michael Jackson. Amy Winehouse. Now Whitney Houston. When the biggest names precede ‘has died’ I always find myself affected most by the fact that it feels shocking, but not a surprise; upsetting, but somehow expected.
So many jump in so quickly to say that ‘they had it coming’ or that, as drug abusers, they do not [...]
The prospect of loneliness is probably one of the biggest fears that humans have to contend with. More often than not, this is reinforced by the state of actually being alone, but it’s not automatically synonymous with it. There are plenty of people who are alone and are quite content with it. It can be associated with independence, standing on your own two feet, ‘going at it alone.’ You’re a lone soldier and you don’t need to prop yourself up on anyone. You can be alone and content with it.
Director James Watkins and screenwriter Jane Goldman discuss how they kept up the constant high level of suspense in the film adaption of ‘The Woman in Black’, and why they were so relieved when writer Susan Hill was pleased with the script.
Books with soundtracks. The idea is so glaringly obvious, and so obviously feeble, that I hesitate to write on it. The general reaction to the appearance of the Booktrack app last year was one of amused despair. This app offers, for what remains a small selection of books, a soundtrack made up of ambient noise, [...]
Daniel Radcliffe takes on the role Arthur Kipps in the chilling screen adaption of ‘The Woman in Black’. He discusses what it’s like branching out from Harry to horror, how he’s moved on from more difficult times last year, and why he’s happy to get naked again for a film role.
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