Dalton Trumbo, the man who stood up to McCarthy, is celebrated in cinemas this week - we spoke to diector Jay Roach - while another legend in remembered in Janis: Little Girl Blue - D.A. Pennebaker shared his memories. A master of the onscreen samurai death trains a newcomer in Uzumasa Limelight, Icelandic farmers reconcile an old feud in Rams - we chatted to director Grímur Hákonarson - and there's a remake of Point Break, plus Zac Efron and Robert De Niro take a road trip in Dirty Grandpa. Journalists take on institutional child abuse in Spotlight - see what screenwriter Josh Singer told us about it. A composer and film director come under pressure in Youth and a psychiatrist finds out his patients are ghosts in Backtack. All this, plus we still have reviews coming in from Sundance.


The full programme for this year's Hippfest silent film festival in Bo'ness has been revealed Link #Hippfest

RT @CarloChatrian: 2016 Submissions are now open! Looking forward to seeing your new films Link

A woman revisits the crime that killed her family in Dark Places Link

a boy in mid-80s Ireland tries to win the heart of a girl by starting a band in Sing Street Link #sundance #GFF16

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A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility for their two young daughters.
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A lawyer becomes fascinated with two men: both sons of famous Nazi Generals, and both with polar opposite views of their fathers’ hand in the war.


Hail, Caesar! will open Glasgow Film Festival on February 17 and we're bringing you early coverage. Plus we are still adding reviews from Sundance Film Festival and looking forward to the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in March.


Rose petal dreams Celia Rowlson-Hall on Ma and 10 Crosby Fragrance & Film.

In a different light Spotlight's Neal Huff on Wes Anderson, Hitchcock/Truffaut, Kimberly Levin and more.

Sweet smell of success Derek Lam and Henry Joost talk about ten films inspired by fragrances.

No holds barred Felix van Groeningen on music, hedonism and real-life inspiration in Belgica.

Mission impossible Atom Egoyan on the mysteries of Remember.

Hippfest 2016 to open with Soviet classic Earth Full silent film festival programme revealed.

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We're bringing you all the latest from Sundance and Horror-on-Sea.

We're looking forward to the Glasgow Film Festival and the Glasgow Youth Film Festival.

We still have reviews coming in from the French Film Festival UK and DOC NYC.

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Happy New Year to all our readers. We're kicking off 2016 with some great competitions. Win a copy of The Captive Heart, The Angry Silence and some Sinister 2 goodies.