Comfortably replete with Jarlsberg cheese, Vikingfjord Vodka and some wonderful Scandinavian pastries, you could be forgiven for thinking I’d forgotten I was there to review a film. But this was just the very genial introduction to a new Norwegian film hitting UK shores in April.
Two of Bristol’s finest arts and ents venues are just a skip and hop apart…
“Dispatched to settle the affairs of a recently deceased woman, Kipps arrives in a quaint but markedly rude village in the heart of the Victorian countryside. Under the chocolate-box veneer, dark undercurrents flow.”
“I pray the poor soul chancing upon this despair-smirched scrawl forgives the quality of my record. It has been four nights since last I slept. Frequent opium use has afforded little respite to my fractured sanity…”
“I never thought it was shameful. It felt normal. It’s just that it was much better than pounding a typewriter eight hours a day.” Steve Thompson muses over the life and career of America’s pin-up queen.
In recent months, Spielberg has returned to the big screen with the re-incarnation of Jurassic Park, then The Adventures of Tintin, and now the filmic interpretation of the Tony award-winning stage production War Horse.
“Exposure is huge, and once you put your foot in it, and it takes off, it’s quite a beast. It’s quite devouring, because you have to find a way that you are not invaded all the time by lenses and by people looking.”
If you weren’t lucky enough to frequent a certain type of picture house of the 60s, 70s and early 80s, you’ve lost your chance to experience the true Grindhouse effect in all its filthy glory. Until now…
If you want to watch a film about style and screen icon Marilyn Monroe’s tumultuous…
Steve Thompson reviews Martin Scorsese’s blackly comic Kafkaesque masterpiece, the 1985 film After Hours, a twisted, tormented, existential trip through the dark streets of downtown Manhattan.
L’Amour Fou (Crazy Love), not to be confused with the 1969 movie of the same name directed by Jacques Rivette, is a portrait of Yves Saint Laurent’s life with Pierre Bergé. Kate Lawson reviews.