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Oscar Nominations 2018

Posted by Gui on January 23, 2018

The culmination of the 2018 award season will be a March affair this year, as the great and the good of mainstream cinema gather in Hollywood on the first Sunday of the month to award the achievements in cinema over the last twelve months at the 90th edition of the Academy Awards. Although all award […]

Golden Globe Awards 2018

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2018

As per tradition the cinematic year kicked off with one of the biggest award ceremonies in the industry calendar as the stars aligned in Beverly Hills on Sunday for the 75th annual Golden Globe awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Along with all the red carpet glitz and glamour came the task […]

Retrospective 2017 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on December 30, 2017

Despite a difficult time at the box-office, particularly during the blockbuster summer season, 2017 has been a another solid and eventful year for film, featuring an eclectic mix of independent cinema and major tent-pole releases which as usual defined the landscape, and with industry new boys Netflix and Amazon making their presence felt come film […]

12 Films to Watch in 2018 (January to June)

Posted by Gui on December 29, 2017

Following our last ‘12 Films To Watch in 2017 (July to December)‘, we break down another 12 of what we think might be the must-see films released in the UK and worldwide during the first half of 2018. We’ve only included films with confirmed UK release dates, but there will be plenty more UK must-see […]

Top 5 Haunted House Movies

Posted by Gui on October 31, 2017

Halloween is here! and your happy home could now be your tomb, so to celebrate we break down our top 5 movies based in ‘haunted’ buildings where malevolent forces terrorise the people living in them.   #5: ‘The Amityville Horror’ (1979) Image Source: MGM Everything seems great for the Lutz family when they move into […]

BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2017

The 4th of October this year saw the start of the world’s most accessible major international film festival, as filmmakers and media from across the globe joined the great British public in the West End and beyond for 12 days of film promotion and appreciation at the 61st London Film Festival (LFF), brought to us […]

Venice Film Festival 2017 (La Biennale)

Posted by Gui on September 10, 2017

The end of August this year saw the start of eleven days of film appreciation and promotion in the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’, as filmmakers and film-talkers converged in Venice with screenings and premieres in hand for the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival (La Biennale). As the good and the great of global […]

Indie Spotlight- Moon Dogs

Posted by Gui on September 6, 2017

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our ‘Indie Spotlight’ series for your consideration. Moon Dogs (2017) 93min Genre:     Comedy, Drama Director:  Philip John Cast:       Jack Parry-Jones, Christy O’Donnell, Tara Lee…and more Writers:   Derek Boyle and Raymond Friel […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2017: A Movie Recap

Posted by Gui on July 23, 2017

The end of July once again signalled the much anticipated return of the world’s biggest pop-media convention to northern California, as superfans, the world’s press and multinational multimedia conglomerates converged in San Diego bay to share passions at geek ‘Valhalla’ and promote their wares—and give us a glimpse of what to expect over the next […]

12 Films to Watch in 2017 (July to December)

Posted by Gui on July 1, 2017

Following our previous ‘12 Films To Watch in 2017 (January to June)‘, we break down another 12 of what we think might be must-see films released in the UK and worldwide during the second half of 2017. We’ve only included films with confirmed UK release dates, but there will be more dates announced for more […]

Indie Spotlight- The White Room

Posted by Gui on June 21, 2017

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our ‘Indie Spotlight’ series for your consideration. The White Room (2017) (English & Spanish Language) 87min Genre:      Drama, Thriller Director:   James Erskine Cast:        Óscar Jaenada, Kae Alexander, Velibor Topic…and more […]

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on May 29, 2017

The global film industry and world’s media converged on the French riviera on the 17th of May to kick-off twelve days of celebration of the cinematic arts—not to mention all the glitzy pomp and premieres—as the 70th edition of the world’s most prestigious film festival opened in style. Once again filmmakers & shakers from across […]

Academy Awards 2017

Posted by Gui on February 27, 2017

The 26th of February this year saw the culmination of this year’s award season at the 89th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, with host Jimmy Kimmel cracking up his assembled all-star audience. Apart from the surprise of ‘Moonlight’ winning best picture and the fiasco involved with announcing it, there were no major surprises at […]

Oscar Nominations 2017

Posted by Gui on January 24, 2017

The 26th of February will see the the culmination of this year’s award season at the 89th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be globally recognised for another great […]

Top 5 Movie Maniacs

Posted by Gui on January 19, 2017

Whether victims of severe personality disorders or good old-fashioned psychos, schizos and maniacs, the criminally unhinged have been morbidly captivating and fascinating audiences since the dawn of cinema. Now to celebrate James McAvoy’s entry into the fray with M. Night Shyamalan’s split personality horror/thriller ‘Split’, we break down our Top 5 most memorable movie lunatics. […]

BAFTA Film Award Nominations 2017

Posted by Gui on January 10, 2017

The 12th of February 2017 will signal the biggest night in British cinema with British Academy of Film and Television Arts acknowledging the greatest achievements in film over the last 12 months, with the BAFTAs being awarded in London. Although we can endlessly debate subjectively over who should win and disagree with the nominations, and […]

Golden Globe Awards 2017

Posted by Gui on January 9, 2017

The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills on Sunday night with all the usual glitz, glamour and red-carpet frenzy that comes with it, there was also the small matter of recognizing the great work done for TV and Film in 2016 and here at FilmPhonic we give you a recap on […]

Retrospective 2016 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on December 31, 2016

2016 has been a another solid and eclectic year for film, without a single title dominating at the box-office or in critical acclaim; from comic-book titans like ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to outrageous comedies like ‘The Nice Guys’ and ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’, from powerful dramas like […]

12 Films to Watch in 2017 (January to June)

Posted by Gui on December 29, 2016

Following our previous “12 Films To Watch in 2016 (July to December)“, we break down another 12 of what we think might be the must-see films released in the UK and worldwide during the first half of 2017. We’ve only included films with confirmed release dates, but there will be more UK dates for must-see […]

Golden Globe Film Nominations 2017

Posted by Gui on December 12, 2016

Getty Images With the changing of the year and the more interesting part of the film release calendar, comes the start of awards season and the nominations for the first big show of 2017 on the 8th of January. Actors Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick came together in Hollywood this morning to announce […]

BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2016

The 5th of October signalled the start of 12 days of appreciation for the art of filmmaking with the 60th edition of the London Film Festival (LFF), brought to us by the British Film Institute (BFI). As usual the LFF was a more egalitarian affair than its prestigious European counterparts (Cannes, Venice), with members of […]

Venice Film Festival 2016 (La Biennale)

Posted by Gui on September 12, 2016

The 31st of August brought about the beginning of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, La Biennale; which meant 11 days of screenings, premieres, photocalls, red carpets, awards and general appreciation for the craft of filmmaking. We breakdown the major happenings at one of the major stops on the seemingly never-ending film-festival and award season […]

Indie Spotlight- God Forgive Us

Posted by Gui on September 1, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. God Forgive Us (2014) (English Language) 90min Country:   USA Genre:      Drama Director:   Michael Bachochin Cast:        Lindsay Rathert, Matthew Urban, James R. Doherty…more Writer:     Michael […]

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: A Movie Recap

Posted by Gui on July 24, 2016

The world’s biggest pop-media convention rolled into northern California on the 21st of July this year; with comic-book, Movie, video-game and TV fans amassing to share passions at geek “Valhalla”. As usual the world’s biggest publishers and media conglomerates were present to promote & sell their wares, and give us a glimpse of what to […]

Indie Spotlight- Anna Unbound

Posted by Gui on July 4, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. Anna Unbound (2015) (English Language) 89min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Bernd Porr Cast:       Vasso Georgiadou, James Robson, Martin Sweeney…and more Writers:   Bernd Porr, […]

12 Films to Watch in 2016 (July to December)

Posted by Gui on June 30, 2016

Following our previous “12 Films To Watch in 2016 (January to June)“, we break down another 12 of what we think will be the must-see films released in the UK and worldwide during the second half of 2016. We’ve only included films with confirmed release dates, but there will be more UK dates for must-see […]

Top 5 Alien Invasion Movies

Posted by Gui on June 22, 2016

They’re coming! There’s been no shortage of Alien invasion moves over the last 60 years; from huge attacks to insidious and subtle infiltration, and from early B-movies to huge modern Hollywood blockbusters. To celebrate the release of Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited sequel ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’, we bring you our Top 5 films where extra-terrestrials come to our […]

Top 5 Buddy-Cop Movies

Posted by Gui on June 2, 2016

Who’s getting too old for this s**t? The “Buddy-Cop” sub-genre has become a staple for action/comedy audiences and to celebrate the release of Shane Black’s off-beat crime action/comedy romp ‘The Nice Guys’, we bring you our Top 5 films where unlikely partnerships are formed to save the day.   #5: Taxi (1998) Metrodome A smash-hit […]

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on May 23, 2016

The 11th of May signaled the beginning of the 69th Cannes Film Festival; where filmmakers & shakers from across the globe converge on the French riviera for 12 glitzy days of pomp and premieres, bringing the world an array of likely award-contending films to be released throughout the rest of 2016 and well into 2017… […]

Top 5 Underdog Movies

Posted by Gui on May 3, 2016

Who doesn’t love to root for the underdog in a film? Whether it’s in a fight or in life’s struggles, we all love to see David stick it to Goliath after starting from the bottom, so here are our picks for the Top 5 Underdog Movies from a list of many contenders, what would be […]

Top 5 Classical Music Movie Moments

Posted by Gui on April 14, 2016

We at FilmPhonic love a great original score, but we can’t resist wonderful visuals set to the backdrop of an often unrelated iconic classical melody that somehow works perfectly… and gives us a timeless movie moment. There are many examples but we’ve tried to pick our Top 5, what’s yours?   #5: The Marriage of […]

Indie Spotlight- Three Days In Auschwitz

Posted by Gui on April 13, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) (English Language) 55min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Philippe Mora Cast:        Philippe Mora, Mirka Mora Country:   USA | Australia | Germany […]

Academy Awards 2016

Posted by Gui on February 29, 2016

The final Sunday in February saw the ever expanding awards season come to a climax at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all film & art awards are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win or be nominated, this was a chance for films and their filmmakers to be […]

The BAFTAs 2016

Posted by Gui on February 14, 2016

Love was in the air this Sunday the 14th of February as both Valentine’s day and the biggest night in British cinema arrived at the Royal Opera House in London as the BAFTAs rolled into town, the usual red carpet scramble was here for everyone to see and actor/writer/comedian extraordinaire Stephen Fry returned as host […]

Oscar Nominations 2016

Posted by Gui on January 14, 2016

The 28th of February 2016 will see the year’s awards season come to a climax at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be globally recognized for another […]

Top 5 Realistic Movie Boxers

Posted by Gui on January 13, 2016

To celebrate Friday’s release of Ryan Coogler’s ‘Rocky’ boxing drama spin-off ‘Creed’ starring Michael B. Jordan, we break down our top 5 movie performances from actors who have clearly studied the sweet pugilistic science, in films that represent the sport accurately so classic ‘Rocky’ films are out of the running… and we’re not interested in actual […]

Golden Globe Awards 2016

Posted by Gui on January 11, 2016

The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills on Sunday night with all the usual glitz, glamour and red-carpet frenzy that comes with it, there was also the small matter of recognizing the great work done for TV and Film in 2015 and here at FilmPhonic we give you a recap on […]

BAFTA Film Award Nominations 2016

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2016

The 14th of February 2016 will see the biggest night in British cinema with the BAFTAs being awarded in London, although we can endlessly debate subjectively over who should win and disagree with the nominations, and believe us we do, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be recognized for another great […]

Retrospective 2015 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2016

2015 has been a another strong and varied year for film, from comic-book titans and quirky comedies to powerful dramas and captivating indies. It’s also been a big year for the Action/Adventure blockbuster, from disappointments like ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and ‘Terminator Genisys’ to triumphant box-office goliaths like ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Spectre’, not to mention the most […]

12 Films to Watch in 2016 (January to June)

Posted by Gui on December 26, 2015

Following our previous “12 Films To Watch in 2015″, we break down another 12 of what we think may be the must-see films released in the UK and worldwide during the first half of 2016. You can check out a frequently updated comprehensive guide to more of the upcoming films of 2016 on our “Film […]