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Big Eyes (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 31, 2014

105min Genre:    Drama, Fact-Based, Comedy Director: Tim Burton Cast:      Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston …and more Writers:  Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski Amy Adams stars as world famous US painter Margaret Keane in a true-life story of her early life as an artist in the 50s and relationship with her conman husband Walter, played […]

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 24, 2014

150min Genre:    Drama, Action, Adventure Director: Ridley Scott Cast:      Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul …and more Writers:  Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Steven Zaillian … and more Legendary director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien) brings to the big screen his version of the Biblical story of Moses’ odyssey from Egyptian nobleman to outcast to the liberator […]

Retrospective 2014 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on December 22, 2014

2014 has been a great year for film, from varied action blockbusters to comic-book titans to quirky comedies, in particular it’s truly been the “year of the thriller” with diverse contributions to the genre from ’71 and Fury to Gone Girl and Nightcrawler. FilmPhonic chronicles the people, events and films that have shaped the movie […]

Foxcatcher (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 22, 2014

134min Genre:    Drama, Fact-based Director: Bennett Miller Cast:      Channing Tatum, Steve Carell & Mark Ruffalo …and more Writers:  E. Max Frye & Dan Futterman Based on a true story, Foxcatcher examines the relationship between US Olympic wrestling champions the Schultz brothers and their bizarre coach/sponsor the millionaire du Pont family heir John du Pont, the […]

The Theory of Everything (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 16, 2014

123min Genre:    Drama, Romance, Fact-based Director: James Marsh Cast:      Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd …and more Writers:  Anthony McCarten & Jane Hawking Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife Jane in an English period-piece drama about the complex relationship between one of the greatest minds in modern human history […]

The FilmPhonic Awards 2014

Posted by Gui on December 16, 2014

Following a great year of films in 2014 we thought it would be good to recognize some of the achievements in movie-making with our own awards. Note: We have decided to include only films from after the 2014 Academy Awards in early March since most of those films were released in 2013 in the UK […]

10 of the Best: Hans Zimmer Film Scores

Posted by Gui on December 14, 2014

Week 2 December 2014 This week we celebrate 10 of the most moving film music scores by the great Hans Zimmer, we have only included a small section from the main themes and strongly advise you buy the full soundtracks to enjoy them in all their glory. Let us know what you think and please […]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 12, 2014

144min Genre:    Action, Fantasy, Adventure Director: Peter Jackson Cast:      Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen …and more Writers:  Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson… and more Having re-claimed “The Lonely Mountain” and left Bard and the people of Lake-town to deal with the dragon Smaug, the company of Thorin must now defend their homeland from […]

12 Films to Watch in 2015 (January to June)

Posted by Gui on December 11, 2014

Following a great and varied year of film in 2014, we break down 12 of the must-see films released in the UK and worldwide in the first half of 2015.   January   Foxcatcher Image Source: Annapurna Pictures Genre: Drama, Fact-Based UK Release: 9th of January 2015 Having been the hit of film festivals and […]

10 of the Best: Wonderfully Weird Performances (Warning: Strong Language +18)

Posted by Gui on December 7, 2014

Week 1 December 2014 This week we celebrate 10 of the most memorable, unexpected and strangely fascinating movie character performances. Let us know what you think and please subscribe for more weekly videos. Welcome to the FilmPhonic “10 of the Best” video series, where we put together 10 of the best examples of a specific […]

Black Sea (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 5, 2014

115min Genre:    Action, Drama, Thriller Director: Kevin Macdonald Cast:      Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn …and more Writers:  Dennis Kelly Jude Law stars as a down-on-his-luck Scottish submarine captain forced to take a job searching the bottom of the Black Sea to find a Nazi U-Boat filled with gold, tensions rise between his multinational crew […]