Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second

On The Seventh Art In The Age Of The Digital.

The Last Of The Unjust And The Rise Of The Super-Arthouse-Mega-Buster.


Regular readers will know that we’re great fans of Eureka’s Masters Of Cinema imprint. Continue reading

Coming Soon. Criterion Designs.


Well, this is something.  Continue reading

LFF #4. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe.


In our latest dispatch from the London Film Festival we take a look at a one of the most widely discussed films of the fortnight, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe, a Ukrainian coming-of-age drama. Kind of.

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Truffaut. Thirty Years On.


Today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of François Truffaut. The French filmmaker passed away prematurely at the age of just 52 years old in 1984. Continue reading

LFF #3. Electric Boogaloo. The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films.


Our coverage of the London Film Festival continues with a look at Mark Hartley’s Electric Boogaloo, which charts the rise and fall of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’ Cannon Films empire. Continue reading

Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.


This week’s adventures in home video are wide and varied. Continue reading

London Symphony. The Final Push.


Regular readers will be aware of London Symphony, a modern Silent Film being directed by Alex Barrett, who I’ve invited to use Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second as a platform to chart the making of, via a series of written journals produced during the production of the movie. The film is being funded via Kickstarter, and the team are very close to seeing it fully financed (at typing they are less than £400 away from their target, with a little over 24 hours to go). It’s a timely reminder that Kickstarter can still be used for good in a world in which hipster potato salad can rake in over $55,000.

Please take a look at the campaign.

LFF #2. Mike Tulley’s Ping Pong Summer.


Convenience dictated that Mark Tully’s Ping Pong Summer, a coming-of-age comedy drama set in the 1980s got a look in at this year’s London Film Festival, and while it’s not the kind of film that will set the world alight with bombast or inspiration, we’re glad that we did stumble across it. Continue reading

Goodbye To Language/Adieu au langage Gifted A Trailer And Poster.


Jean-Luc Godard’s Adieu au langage is, hyperbole withstanding, one of the very best films I’ve ever seen. And now it has a UK poster and trailer (if not a release).

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The Criterion Memorandum. January 2015.


Welcome to this month’s Criterion Memorandum. Join us, as we take a look at the latest announcements from the esteemed US boutique home video label.  Continue reading

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