Winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, ‘20 Feet From Stardom‘ explores the first-hand accounts and experiences of several backing singers who have worked with the biggest names of the music industry – Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie to name a few. Meanwhile, revealing details from recording sessions with prominent musicians and producers to the lifestyle that revolves around being a ‘background singer’ exposing the treatment and attitude towards background singers. This engaging feature offers a perspective into the lives of the people you hear on the biggest songs of the music industry but don’t recognise.
Japanese animation’s mercurial magician is without question my cinematic idol. The magnitude of his success is most recently recognised by fellow cartoon titan “The Simpsons”; paying homage to his greatest characters through the guise of Evergreen Terrace. From April, the British Film Institute will launch a ‘Studio Ghibli season’ spanning across two months, recognising the organisation’s glittering back catalogue.
Two years after the commercial success of his 2011 neo-noir ‘Drive’ Nicolas Winding Refn takes a step back from narrative storytelling and cinema as entertainment to deliver a surrealist piece of art about crime, punishment and the search for God, misunderstood and underrated by mainstream audience. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS
An intense first-hand retelling of events that defined the Egyptian revolution, from Mubarak to Morsi the film captures the feelings of a whole nation in turmoil.
Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks are perfectly cast in Disney’s behind-the-scenes film of their very own 60s classic.