Articles Posted in the " Danny Boyle " Category



  • 127 Hours

    Danny Boyle, who has been made a fellow of the BFI as this year’s London Film Festival draws to a close, finished off a season of first-class screenings with his best film since Trainspotting. Telling the true story of an American mountaineer who escaped certain death through an extraordinary act of courage, 127 Hours is a deeply compelling film which thrusts the viewer into the tortured body of its protagonist.




  • Save The UK Film Council: 28 Weeks Later DVD Review

    So, the UK Film Council is to be axed. There are really only two things to do in reaction to such baffling news: a) follow in the steps of over 12,000 film fans and sign our official online petition here b) then proceed to remind yourselves of what the UKFC has brought to our screens in the last ten years, starting with the exhilarating horror sequel 28 Weeks Later.



  • Will Danny Boyle open the Olympics?

    As we’re all painfully aware, London’s got a lot to compete with in terms of our Olympic opening ceremony. In Bejing, the opening ceremony was a sheer hallucination of fireworks, lights, mind-boggling drum-shapes and undulating bodily sex-beasts. I mean, what have we got, exactly? Peter Kay in a funny shirt?


  • Zombieland

    Zombieland comes lurching out of the same genre as that of 2004’s Shaun of the Dead, a film which set the bar for the zomcom, and it set it pretty high. Luckily, Zombieland has still got enough going for it to compare favorably with the yardstick.


  • Danny Boyle Takes Frankenstein To The Stage

    The acclaimed director of Slumdog Millionnaire, 28 Days Later and Trainspotting has announced today that he plans to return to his theatrical roots having been, as he says, “distracted for 15 years by the movies.” He has decided to direct a theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the National Theatre.