Close Encounters of the Third Kind – in concert

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – in concert

By Anna Smith I’ve become a bit of a regular at the Royal Albert Hall’s ‘in concert’ series: it’s a certainly an impressive place to watch classic movies with a live orchestral soundtrack. Back to the Future and Amadeus raised the roof, and Raiders of the Lost Ark was...
Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

A delayed follow-up to Winter’s Bone gives Debra Granik a second triumphant drama By Mansel Stimpson It was Debra Granik’s second feature, Winter’s Bone of 2010, that brought stardom to Jennifer Lawrence, but that film also won enormous acclaim in...
Between Tragedy and Broken Dreams

Between Tragedy and Broken Dreams

Mohammed Rouda discusses five recent films about the Syrian War It is natural that war in Syria, which has been raging for seven years, should provide film-makers with subjects to express their beliefs and views. The same goes for events since 2010 in other Arab...
10 films to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

10 films to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

From edgy British indies to family favourites, Anna Smith picks 10 promising films to watch out for in this year’s selection. Puzzle EIFF regular Kelly Macdonald plays a jigsaw genius in character-driven drama that’s opening the festival on Wednesday. Lucid Can lucid...
Under the Skin with a live score

Under the Skin with a live score

Anna Smith revisits the award-winning sci-fi Under the Skin – this time with a live orchestra Mica Levi’s remarkable score for Under the Skin won Technical Achievement of the Year at our Film Awards in 2013, where director Jonathan Glazer was also nominated for...