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Whiplash

Screen's top 10 films of 2014

Screen’s editorial staff picks their top 10 films of 2014.

Serial storytelling

It’s remarkable that during the season of big awards films, the story that most people I know are genuinely buzzing about is the tale of Hae Min, Adnan and Jay.

The Interview

The Interview's cancellation is a 'calamity' for Sony

US Editor Jeremy Kay analyses the effects of Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from release after threats from hackers.

Knight Of Cups

Knight Of Cups trailer

The first-look of Terrence Malick’s upcoming Berlinale competition selection has been released.

Insurgent

Insurgent trailer has landed

Shailene Woodley returns as Tris in Lionsgate’s latest YA franchise-elect.

Welcome Back "In Conversation"

Dubai welcomes back Bollywood

Ear-splitting screams welcomed the cast and crew of Bollywood film Welcome Back, who are filming in Dubai, and dropped in to speak to guests at DIFF.

The Gunman

The Gunman international trailer

Pierre Morel directs Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. What’s not to like?

DIFF opening party

Dubai film festival opens with a bang

This year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) got underway with two lavish parties – the opening at Madinat Jumeirah and the IWC Filmmaker Award gala dinner at the One&Only Royal Mirage on the following night.

Artful ambition

One of the most inspiring talks at the VFX + Animation Summit Dublin was from Paul Young, one of the founders of Cartoon Saloon.

Jeremy Kay

Globes nods champion 'indie' cinema

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has struck a blow for so-called independent cinema while uncharacteristically cocking a snoot at a quartet of major studio contenders.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

Big Eyes and the real Walter Keane

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the screenwriters of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, talk about the “stranger than fiction” real life of Margaret and Walter Keane.

Boyhood

IFC Films debuts Boyhood featurette

The Making Of Boyhood - 12 Years On Film has debuted on Hulu.

What's the trailer of the year?

Way To Blue’s infographic unveils the most buzzed about trailers of the year.

Mark Salisbury (moderator), Christopher Nolan, Lee Smith (Editor), Paul Franklin (VFX), Hoyte van Hoytema (Cinematographer)

The file cabinet at the heart of Interstellar

Chris Nolan and the Interstellar team talk about the down-to-earth solutions for their out-of-this-world film.

St Vincent

DIFF heads to the beach

For those who prefer their cinema al fresco, the public screenings at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival will be held at “The Beach” opposite Jumeirah Beach Resort (JBR).

Benedict Cumberbatch and Brendan Gleeson

BIFAs show spirit of collaboration

Champagne, and some fun chaos, while championing independent filmmaking.

Burton and Waltz on art snobbery and Big Eyes

Director Tim Burton and star Christoph Waltz talked about Big Eyes after a Weinstein Company screening at The May Fair Hotel on December 7.

This Way Up

This Way Up tackles alternative content

Industry recognise that an untapped market exists amidst thriving alternative content audience.

Isabelle Fauvel

Tomato production and the fate of cinema

Film Initiative’s Isabelle Fauvel fears that films will no longer have any flavour.

KinoVan

KinoVan takes cinema on tour

Film London’s new initiative will see the capital’s film archives tour the city’s streets.

The price of success

At the Screen Film Summit on December 1, one hot debate was about how to drive support for British films at the UK box office.

Edu Grau with NFTS students

Edu Grau gives NFTS masterclass

A Single Man’s cinematographer talks about being “lucky”, Saul Dibb’s Suite Française, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us & Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette.

Zoe Jones

The unique power of cinema advertising

DCM’s marketing director Zoe Jones talks about the findings of their latest research project looking at the effectiveness of cinema advertising.

The revolution will be digitised

Fedz creator Q responds to Amma Asante’s Film Summit keynote speech.

Amma Asante

Amma Asante, Screen Film Summit keynote

The director of Belle says the film industry needs to support newcomers beyond just the first movie.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser blasts off

X-wings, lightsabers and the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Watch it here

Paddington

Paddington: Bear essential

Paddington feels ‘timeless’, says Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell 2014

The time traveller’s life

Screen editor Wendy Mitchell discusses a movie 12 years in the making.

Johann Johannsson

Johann Johannsson moves from composing to directing

As well as creating the moving score for Oscar contender The Theory of Everything, Johann Johannsson has found time to direct his first film.

Kajaki: The True Story

Q&A: Kajaki: The True Story

Screen moderated a preview screening of British landmine drama Kajaki: The True Story. Here are the answers from cast, crew and veteran Stu Hale.

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