Hey BFI London Film Festival! Stop being selfish and hogging all the patrons, the Play Poland Film Festival has just touched down in London and it wants to get in on the action! Running for four nights the Play Poland Film Festival has a whole bunch of Polish short films and animations for you to watch, the majority of which have debuted at international film festivals to much critical acclaim. We know it’s not fair to bring this to your attention right in the middle of the BFI London Film Festival but we’re sure once you see what’s on offer, you’ll find a way to accommodate both. Thank God It’s Monday!
Cats the world over breathe a sigh of relief as Curiosity lands on Mars. What will the NASA rover tell us? What will it find? Dust? Martians? The tattered remains of John Carpenter’s dignity? We humans had a real thing for the fourth rock from the Sun in the late 90s, ushering in a host of dreadful films about Mars whose Wikipedia blurbs end with ‘a critical and commercial failure’.
Sigourney Weaver is back on our screens this week with Red Lights, her third dismal thriller in under a year. But there’s more than guns and Cillian Murphy to the Queen of Sci-Fi, the woman credited with finally bringing gender balance to the Force from Ghostbusters to Avatar. Oh, and did you know she’s part of a club that includes Jamie Foxx, Emma Thompson and Al Pacino? It’s Cheat Sheet o’clock!
Have you guys been watching the news? It seems that shipwreck hunters have discovered the remains of the S.S. Gairsoppa off the coast of Ireland and it’s got about £150,000,000 of silver buried inside. Gulp. Now that’s treasure beyond even our wildest dreams, although these films certainly give Gairsoppa’s haul a run for its money! Time to check out the top 10 treasures ever found (in film)…