Articles Posted in the " Citizen Kane " Category

  • Baron Blood

    1970s horror films can strike fear into even the toughest horror film fan’s hearts. This was of course the era of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Dawn of the Dead. If you are a not a seasoned horrorphile fear not. Blood Baron is a little more kitch, a little more surreal and a whole lot more hilarious.



  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    “Armageddon outta here” is a joke that no one says in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. But someone should have, because that line is much funnier than anything else uttered in this supposed Rom-Com, which is really a rather telling sign. Lorene Scafaria’s directorial debut feels rather forced and is incredibly irritating which is a shame as the premise is so promising. The good things? Keira Knightley’s life is threatened by a big rock. The down side? She is taking us all with her. Bitch.


  • Top 10 Surprise Box Office Flops

    It looks like John Carter is going to fall fast and land hard at the box office. Costing a cool $250 mill’ to make, based on a cherised collection of sci-fi novels, featuring the most sophisticated CGI Disney could afford and being the live action debut of director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E plus writing credits on the Toy Story trilogy), John Carter looked like a shoe-in to be one of the year’s toppermost earners. Right now it looks like breaking even worldwide would be a hopeful return. Which got us thinking….


  • Cheat Sheet: Orson Welles

    This week’s cheat sheet takes the imposing form of cinematic iconoclast and sometime magician Orson Welles. Where do you start with a man famous for doing just about everything? Well, let us show you…



  • The Dilemma of Selling Out

    As a rule, sellout films usually contain a colon and/or a number. We’re looking at you, Speed 2: Cruise Control. Yet, the definition of a ‘sellout’ is tricky, because producers are very good at making shit smell like roses, and before you know it you’re on the set of National Treasure: Book of Secrets. When you see a film and think, ‘what the devil is Globey McOscar doing in this?!’ we’ve got the three reasons behind their decision to sell their soul.


  • More UK Film Events This November

    Are you worried that November might well end up as the lame month the calendar Gods intended it to be? Do you sit around doing nothing but contemplating the terrible event Christmas shopping will turn out to be? Well I can’t technically help you with any of that. What I can do though is provide you with the awesomeness that is the latest Film Festivals from around the UK!