28th Feb2018

HBO’s adapation of ‘Fahrenheit 451′ gets a new trailer

by Phil Wheat

HBO have released a teaser trailer for their upcoming new adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451, which comes from director Ramin Bahrani, and stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Laura Harrier and Martin Donovan. Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) and Michael Shannon (“The Shape of Water,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”; Oscar nominee […]

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06th Feb2018

‘The Shape of Water’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer | Written by Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor | Directed by Guillermo Del Toro After A Cure for Wellness, here’s another heavily production-designed sci-fi with horror elements to give us the BioShock feels, from the austere early-‘60s setting right down to individual sound effects. […]

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12th Jan2018

Teaser trailer for HBO’s adaptation of ‘Fahrenheit 451′

by Phil Wheat

HBO have released a teaser trailer for their upcoming new adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451, which comes from director Ramin Bahrani, and stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Laura Harrier and Martin Donovan. In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to […]

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05th Dec2017

New international trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the new international trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s next film,  The Shape of Water, which looks remarkably like a cross between Hellboy’s Abe Sapien and The Creature From the Black Lagoon (a film incidentally del Toro expressed an interest in remaking). The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia […]

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20th Jul2017

First trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’

by Phil Wheat

The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s next film, which is set for a December release, The Shape of Water, which looks remarkably like a cross between Hellboy’s Abe Sapien and The Creature From the Black Lagoon (a film incidentally del Toro expressed an interest in remaking). The film stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael […]

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28th Apr2016

2016 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Elvis & Nixon’ Interviews

by Catherina Gioino

Until February 1971, President Richard Nixon had meetings in the Oval Office unrecorded, unable to be called upon by him and his staff as well as those that came after him. One of those such meetings included the December 21, 1970 meeting he had with the king, Elvis Presley. In a bizarre twist of actual […]

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26th Apr2016

2016 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Poor Boy’

by Catherina Gioino

At your wit’s end and you have nowhere else to go, what do you do? Obviously, you become a thief and a robber, and eventually become so good at that that now other con-men start coming to you for help and you start robbing them. Much easier said than done, at least what the cast […]

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09th Apr2016

‘Midnight Special’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, David Jensen | Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols Family and encroaching doom seem to be staple themes in Jeff Nichols’ filmography thus far with Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud all dealing with ideas of […]

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16th Feb2016

Trailer & UK poster for Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi thriller ‘Midnight Special’

by Phil Wheat

Following its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival over the weekend, eOne have released the new trailer and UK poster to Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, which stars long-time collaborator Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, 99 Homes) alongside a brilliant ensemble cast including Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Girls), Kirsten Dunst (Fargo, Spider-Man), Joel […]

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27th Nov2015

Two new clips from ‘The Night Before’

by Phil Wheat

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set […]

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20th Jun2015

‘Can’t Come Out to Play’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Peter Fonda, Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan, Peter Fonda, Leslie Lyles | Written by Stephen Lancellotti | Directed by John McNaughton   John McNaughton, enfante-terrible of the BBFC thanks to his stunning 1986 debut feature Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, returns to genre film making after two decades away from horror […]

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10th May2015

‘Bad Land: Road to Fury’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Robert Hobbs, David Butler, Aimee Mullins, Christy Pankhurst, Alex McGregor, David Clatworthy, Liah O’Prey, Carel Nel, Andy McPhee | Written by and Directed by Jake Paltrow In a post-apocalyptic eternal drought, people kill for water. Where it is scarce and desperately needed, a farmer, Earnest Holm, […]

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13th Apr2015

FrightFest favourite ‘The Harvest’ coming to UK DVD

by Phil Wheat

The Harvest, from Henry: Portrait of a serial Killer director John McNaughton, was a firm audience favourite when it aired at last Summer’s London Frightfest and fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the films UK debut. Well the wait is over… Signature Entertainment, have announced the June 22nd release of the film under the […]

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19th Aug2014

‘Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Looking at Boardwalk Empire, especially before I started to watch it I thought it was Sopranos in the probation era, but in truth it’s much more.  Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season reaches a time when organised crime was growing and the government was slowly taking notice.  The rise of Al Capone was taking form, […]

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29th Nov2013

‘Man of Steel’ Blu-ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Zach Snyder Man of Steel sees the troubled cinematic journey of Superman take a rather bold new direction. After years of developments, 2006’s Superman Returns saw Bryan Singer unable to shoulder the burden […]

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25th Sep2013

‘The Iceman’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, David Schwimmer, Ray Liotta, Robert Davi, John Ventimiglia, James Franco, McKaley Miller, Stephen Dorff | Written by Ariel Vromen, Morgan Land | Directed by Ariel Vromen “He is such a cold blooded killer, they call him ‘The Iceman’” Directed by Israeli’s Ariel Vromen (Danika, Rx) and starring Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), […]

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15th Jun2013

‘Man of Steel’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni | Written by David S. Goyer | Directed by Zach Snyder Man of Steel sees the troubled cinematic journey of Superman take a rather bold new direction. After years of developments, 2006’s Superman Returns […]

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24th May2013

‘Mud’ Review

by Dan Clark

Stars: Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Joe Don Baker | Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols Writer-Director Jeff Nichols’s latest film Mud  is a coming of age tale that combines the country brashness of Huck Finn  with the grand adventure of Stand […]

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