When he isn't writing for the prestigious site you currently find yourself reading, Andrew is busy either writing for EatSleepLiveFilm or posting pictures of dogs in hats on Facebook. He fell in love with movies after a double-bill of The Empire Strikes Back & Return of The Jedi at the tender age of four. His favourite film is Goodfellas, his favourite director is Martin Scorsese, his favourite actor is Paul Newman. Caught you off guard there, eh? You were expecting Robert De Niro or something.
One of the big hits at this year's Sundance Festival was The Kings Of Summer (formerly Toy's House), a different kind of coming-of-age comedy about three kids who run away from home to make a place of their own, deep in the woods.
The latest Man of Steel trailer brings grave warnings to our planet.
Ben Wheatley's Down Terrace was a quirky, mean, keenly observed look at family dynamics through the prism of a fading criminal empire. It was The Godfather by way of Andrea Dunbar. His follow-up, Kill List, is one of the most frightening and unsettling horror movies of recent times. All this time since my first viewing (which ended with a long, uncomfortable late-night drive through the countryside) and the movies vicious imagery and creeping tone still have an effect on me. Sightseers was a much-needed, but nonetheless violent and mean-spirited, palate cleanser after the all-consuming gloom of Kill List.
All of this is a roundabout way of establishing that Ben Wheatley is a singular vision in British film. Naturally, expectations for A Field In England are high.
There was a lot of talk about Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac following Shia LaBeouf's revelation that the film would show actors engaging in hardcore sex. Full penetration, on-camera. One film the cast wouldn't invite their dear grandmamas to see. However, it seems The Beef spoke out of turn as it's not quite how it seems.
The new trailer for The Wolverine covers a lot of similar ground to the previous one, but there are some interesting additions that elevate it above your standard hack-n-growl Wolverine trailer.