From parody to sincere tribute, the myth of King Arthur is as closely woven into the fabric of cinematic storytelling as it is the folkloric collective memory of the British Isles. With another take – Guy Ritchie’s would-be franchise spawner Legend of the Sword – arriving on disc this week we take a look at Arthur on film.
Continue reading Swords, Stones and Broken Thrones
We’re in a good period for fans of Stephen King movies – The Dark Tower was released a week or two ago and a new adaptation of IT arrives next week, with the concept of a linked cinematic universe being bandied about. We decided to write about our favourite pre-SKEU King adaptations…
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So Buffy the Vampire Slayer is now 20. Well. The truth is a little more complicated than that – the movie is a few years older and Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar turned 40 on the 14th but the fact is it’s a good time to say “Happy belated birthday, Buffy”.
Continue reading Once in Every Generation
Another look at one of Mostly Film’s most popular posts, where contributors picked the best of the-ones-after-the-famous-one
Sit down, Sofia. You won’t be needed here.
Continue reading First Among Sequels – Twelve Underrated Follow-Ups
Susan Patterson watches Victor Erice’s Spanish classic
“Can it be that an unfinished film is one of the best in Spanish cinema history? Yes it can… 95 minutes of emotions so intense that you’re left breathless. I cry every time I watch it.” Pedro Almodóvar
Estrella (Icíar Bollaín), is close to her doctor father, Agustin (Omero Antonutti) but mystified by his past, and how it has made him the slightly distant man he has become.
Continue reading El Sur (The South)
Here at Mostly Film we were very excited to hear that La La Land, the new Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling movie directed by Damian Chazelle which opens the Venice Film Festival this week, is being sold as a “reinvention of the musical”. In celebration, Fiona Pleasance introduces a look at some of our favourites of the genre.
Continue reading All Singing! All Dancing!
Philip Concannon went treasure hunting at Bologna’s Il Cinema Ritrovato festival, and here’s what he discovered.
Continue reading Il Cinema Ritrovato 2016
Paul Duane watches the latest release in the Criterion Collection: Stuart Cooper’s haunting 1975 war epic Overlord.
Continue reading The Criterion Collection: Overlord
Niall Anderson watches Lenny Abrahamson’s hotly tipped captivity drama Room
Continue reading On the inside, looking out
Some of our favourite feature films of the year, and one short…
Continue reading MostlyFilm’s Best of 2015: Movies