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Bridge: review

The debut feature from Amit Ranjan Biswas, Bridge, draws together a lot of big questions, into a relatively small setting. In summary, a simple story; two strangers, both at the end of their tether, encounter each other on a bridge… Read More »Bridge: review

San Andreas: review

San Andreas is the new film starring Dwayne Johnson and imagines what would happen if the biggest earthquake ever recorded struck in California, devastating Los Angeles, before travelling along the San Andreas faultline to wreak destruction on San Francisco.  It… Read More »San Andreas: review

Black Sea: review

Warning, review contains mild spoilers Black Sea, is the latest from director Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland). It features Jude Law (Sleuth, Dom Hemmingway) as    submarine captain Robinson, on the hunt for a submarine, lost somewhere in the… Read More »Black Sea: review

Cuban Fury

 If ever there was a perfect role for Nick Frost, then surely being Cuban Fury is it. Beneath Bruce Garrett’s shabby, flabby exterior, beats the heart of once great Salsa king!  Only one woman can reignite his Latin fire. Spotlight hits,… Read More »Cuban Fury

Rush: out this Friday

In cinemas this Friday is the new film from Ron Howard and normally, I’d not be arsed to be honest.  HOWEVER…Rush is a re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between two Formula 1 drivers: James Hunt and Niki Lauda.  And… Read More »Rush: out this Friday

About Time: Review

About Time is the latest film from British director Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings). A great cast of Brits, plus of course Rachel McAdams and Margot Robbie (Neighbours and the ill-fated/rubbish Pan-Am). With the exception of those… Read More »About Time: Review

Sky Share

Got Sky, love Facebook and want to keep your mates up to speed on the latest and greatest that you’re watching? Sky Share is probably the thing for you in that case. Well, I say that, but you don’t need… Read More »Sky Share

The Heat

  The Heat is the latest movie from Paul Feig, director of the acclaimed and universally adored Bridesmaids. Starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy (also in Bridesmaids), The Heat is about an over-dedicated FBI agent teaming up with a no-nonsense… Read More »The Heat

300: Rise of an empire

The stylistically-gory trailer for 300: Rise of an empire has just been released and Upod has also been given some cracking new posters for it.   Sequel to the hugely successful 300, these posters re-capture the original’s aesthetic and make me wish… Read More »300: Rise of an empire

The East is coming

THE EAST starring Brit Marling (ANOTHER EARTH), Alexander Skarsgård (TRUE BLOOD), Ellen Page (JUNO) and Patricia Clarkson (STATION AGENT) will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on June 28th 2013. An official selection at this year’s Sundance… Read More »The East is coming

Dead man down

DEAD MAN DOWN exploding into cinemas on May 3 When the body of a gang member is discovered in the freezer of crime boss Alphonse’s (Terrence Howard) mansion – a clear message has been sent… or has it? As the… Read More »Dead man down

Psycho versus Psycho

…or Psycho x 5 as was last week’s reality, at the Leicester Square theatre; screened with www.cigaretteburnscinema.com.  Let me start with a brief description of the concept: 1 main screen showing Alfred Hitchcock’s original and 5 smaller screens showing the… Read More »Psycho versus Psycho

Kuroneko

As July draws to a close, so does the small-scale marathon I’ve undertaken at the British Film Institute this month. I’ve already written about a classic Japanese horror, Onibaba but last week I had the fortune to watch Kuroneko, another Japanese… Read More »Kuroneko

Onibaba

Onibaba On a strong recommendation from a friend, I signed-up to watch this 1964 black and white Japanese movie. I didn’t know the director, the actors or the plot so this was the movie equivalent of a blind tasting. It’s… Read More »Onibaba

Nima Nourizadeh

It’s been a long long time, although not in a galaxy far far away sadly. Returning to Upod with some content, I thought I’d kick-off with an intro to director Nima Nourizadeh. A London born British-Iranian, he is probably most… Read More »Nima Nourizadeh

Frightfest 2010

For those unfamiliar souls, Frightfest is basically as it says on the tin – a festival of fright and now the leading horror and fantasy film festival in the UK if not Europe. The Film4 organised and sponsored Frightfest was… Read More »Frightfest 2010