A packed version of our Blu-ray guide with thoughts on "Knight of Cups," "Midnight Special," "10 Cloverfield Lane," "45 Years" and many more!
"Who is the National Board of Review, anyway?" is the question. The answer: one of the few major awards groups that's routinely capable of surprise.
"The Martian" avoids the conventional; Jennifer Lawrence slams industry sexism; The Koch Brothers' toxic empire; Pleasures of "Magic Mike XXL"; Movie titles lost in translation.
A review of Ridley Scott's "The Martian," starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
A personal reconsideration of Clive Barker's "Nightbreed" in light of its Blu-ray Director's Cut.
Marie writes: It's official. I have died and gone to heaven. For here below, as part of an ongoing series exploring Britain's architectural wonders, the Observer's architecture critic Rowan Moore, introduces a spectacular interactive 360-degree panoramic photograph of "The grand staircase in the St Pancras Renaissance hotel" - which I regard as one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture I have ever seen. I adore this building and always will; it's the stuff of dreams. (Click photo to enlarge.)
Go here to explore a 360 panoramic view of the grand staircase!
Marie writes: Belgium club member Koen Van Loocke has submitted the following and it's so awesome, I have no words. But first, background..The Cinematic Orchestra is led by composer/programmer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Swinscoe, who formed his first group "Crabladder" in 1990 while a Fine Arts student at Cardiff College. The group's fusion of jazz and hardcore punk elements with experimental rhythms, inspired Swinscoe to further explore the musical possibilites and by the time the group disbanded in the mid-'90s, he was playing DJ at various clubs and pirate radio stations in and around London.