Chris Morris, the Stanley Kubrick of Ruthless Satire, is back with a new movie. Hurrah! The Day Shall Come is another bitter satire about the hypocrisy of law enforcement agencies and the War on Terror. Moses Al Shabbaz (Marchánt Davis) is an impoverished preacher of a small Hebrew Israelite commune in Miami who doesn’t […]
Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong are just the people I want to see writing a police drama set in London, not least because of their sterling work on Chris Morris' Four Lions. For Babylon, they've teamed up with Danny Boyle.
It's The Conversation meets Blow Up or Blow Out mixed with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. And it's really bloody good.
Auntie Beeb has issued this first image from the set of the next series of Doctor Who, which started filming just yesterday. As you can see, Eleven is still rocking more-or-less the same get-up. I think any changes must be pretty minor because a) I can’t really see any and b) the internet hasn’t melted. So […]
We’ve seen episode 1 of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, and spoken to the man himself about it. It’s pretty angry stuff, and funny with it. The first trailer gives a good hint of how Brooker himself fits into this “contemporary spin on The Twilight Zone,” a horror with black comedy about our media-saturated information age. […]
I don’t know if you ever saw Magicians with David Mitchell and Robert Webb, and written by Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong? It was one of my preferred “illusionist” pictures from that recent wave which included The Prestige, The Illusionist and.. er… The Illusionist. The other one. Some of what worked in […]
Much of what follows was written by Simon Gallagher, though I’ve added some more updates at the bottom. What we have here are a few days worth of casting updates. First off, comes the ridiculously exciting news that Hugo Weaving will be reuniting with the Wachowskis for their adaptation of David Mitchell‘s Cloud Atlas, which […]