Review: Coriolanus

Like Olivier and Branagh before him, Fiennes makes Shakespeare as gripping as it ever was. Verily, Voldemort did good.

Review: Shame

A devastating, magnificent film that trades almost solely in sex – and yet looks right through it.

5 Things We Learned at the Coriolanus Press Conference

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

For sheer balls-out entertainment, Ghost Protocol is up there with the franchise's best.

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

After Benjamin Button and The Social Network, this feels like Fincher back in Se7en territory. Grizzled, haunting and beautiful.

Woody at the BFI

As the BFI's season of Woody Allen films continues, we look back at some of the director's best (and worst) films.

Margaret - A Maze That Doesn't Always Amaze

A few thoughts on Kenneth Lonergan's post-9/11 coming-of-age drama starring Anna Paquin.

And the Oscar for Best Eyebrows Goes to...

Jean Dujardin, whose tufts of facial hair can convey almost any human emotion. Don't believe me? Here's proof.


A heart-warming blend of blood, ice and hockey, Goon is thugging brilliant.

The Artist

A feel-good treat, pure and simple. You’ll swoon, you’ll sigh, you’ll want to tap dance.

Top 11 Films of 2011

What were 2011's best films? And how wrong am I about my pick for number one?


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Watch: David Fincher's Dragon Tattoo opening credits

If you've seen David Fincher's Dragon Tattoo, the opening credits probably blew you away with their angry, sub-Bond style and loud cover of Led Zeppelin's The Immigrant Song by Trent Reznor and Karen O. At the very least, they should have made a strong impression, presuming you don't already think that it was the best title sequence of the whole year.

Now, you can watch those Dragon Tattoo opening credits online - thanks to Tim Miller and Blur Studio's superb design, it's 154 seconds of your life that you won't regret losing.



Yet to make your mind up about your favourite titles from the past 12 months? Read on for the top 5 opening credits of 2011. 


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Shame leads BIFA nominations with sevenShame, Tinker, Tailor, Tyrannosaur. It's been a brilliant year for indie films. And those are just the three with the most nominations in the British Independent Film Awards, which seem designed to make life as difficult as possible for everyone.

Each of those films has seven nominations each, including Best British Independent Film, Best Actor and Best Director. How on earth are we meant to choose which is best?

And then there are all the others. In second place, We Need to Talk About Kevin and Kill List both have six nominations, followed closely by Submarine with five. Meanwhile, The Awakening and Jane Eyre join the fray in the Best Actress categories, while The Guard sees Brendan Gleeson start to collect his inevitable haul of Best Actor nods.

Attack The Block's Joe Cornish and Ralph Fiennes for Coriolanus are up for Best Director, and Best Newcomer is surely destined to hang around the neck of Albatross's Jessica Brown Findlay. It's also great to see the Raindance Award mentioning Black Pond, A Thousand Kisses Deep and Acts of Godfrey. All three are rather lovely.

But are we really meant to be able to say who is better out of Senna and Project Nim? Tinker Tailor and Shame? Tyrannosaur and Submarine? How are us mere humans meant to pick? HOW? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE. THEY'RE ALL REALLY, REALLY GOOD. I HATE YOU BIFA AWARDS. YOU SUCK.


The awards are handed out on Sunday 4th December - and will be broadcast live on LOVEFiLM. Which is another superb decision from BIFA. Damn them.

Read on for the full list of nominations.

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Tom Felton - 9.5% carbon, 60% evil wizard, 30% monkey and 2.5% bad maths. An actor with that kind of chemical make-up is wasted on playing Draco Malfoy his whole life. Which is why Tom Felton has signed up to be Fox's monkey boy. Yes, Felton has officially joined Rise of the Apes.

The Planet of the Apes prequel already has its fair share of casting goodness, from Andy Serkis (as mo-cap monkey Caesar) to James Franco and Freida Pinto. Felton joins the cast as son of Brian Cox's nasty scientist, so expect him to either be mean to the monkeys, or conflicted over his father's ape-abusing ways. Hopefully it'll be the former.

Rupert Wyatt's film, which sees Caesar lead a primate revolution against the humans, will lead back to the beginning of the Planet of the Apes franchise. It'll be shooting within the next few weeks.


And now we all know what Asgard's throne room looks like. And the word of the day is: shiny.

The image first popped up at The LA Times over the weekend, showing us all the shiny, sparkle-motion glory of Kenneth Branagh's team of set designers. And more of Anthony Hopkins' serious gold fetish. You can also spot Loki's helmet, Thor's red cape, and Rene Russo's legs. She's called Frigga, by the way - true story. 





No doubt directors were queuing round the block when JJ Abrams and Tom Cruise announced a joint-produced fourth outing from the Mission: Impossible stable. But Cruise, who was torn between a small number of helmers, has picked none other than Pixar's Mr Incredible: Brad Bird.

Bird, who was rumoured to be in the frame for the job, was considered alongside Britain's own Edgar Wright. Said Tom of Edgar, who is still working hard on Scott Pilgrim's post-production: “I dig Edgar. Very nice guy, very smart, very talented, I’d really like to do something with him... I met Edgar on the set of Mission 3. Simon Pegg and those guys are hilarious. I love Shaun Of The Dead. It’s amazing."

But he was equally enthused about working with Brad when he spoke to Empire Magazine: "I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it but everything’s signed... Brad is doing it. The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille – Brad is enormously talented and JJ and I are having a blast, cranking away... I like working with people I just love hanging out with. You get to hang out and laugh and talk stories and movies and technology: what are we going to d

Expect the sequel to turn up summer 2011 - like everything else these days.

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