Are you wondering what to do with your spare time? Do you sit around the house, saddened by the prospect of having no idea what films to see? Are you tired of me asking you questions? Then fear no more because here are the top 20 films to see at the cinema in 2011! Film 2012 round-up also available now!
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.
In the last ten years, British film directors have tweaked the gangster caper, invented the zom-rom-com, updated the monster film and charmed audiences/critics alike. So if you’re into top 10 film cheat sheets, let’s wallow in the top 10 British movies of the last ten years. Top hole!
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.
Confirmation! It has this morning been announced that directors Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry will be co-ordinating the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. Daldry will be in overall creative charge of ceremonies while Boyle will be artistic director of the opening ceremony itself. Bring it on!
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?
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.