This Week in Grolsch Film Works 07/12/2012

8 Mile

By GFW Staff

Rappers in Film

Oliver Lunn

Anyone who watches MTV Cribs will know that all, yes all, rappers are cinephiles – or should we say, Scarface-philes? But for some rappers, kicking back while watching Al Pacino pump a load of guys full of lead just isn’t enough. We are, of course, talking about the rhyme-spitters who have ventured inside the screen to try their hand at acting.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Interview: Benh Zeitlin & Quvenzhané

Oliver Lunn

Just in time for the December 4 DVD release of Beasts of the Southern Wild, we caught up with the director and his leading actress, the 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, while they were in town for the London Film Festival.

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Irreversible

Top 10 Pyschos 

Sophie Monks Kaufman

When all the psychos in the movies heard that Grolsch were compiling a top ten to mark the release of Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, they pitted themselves against each other in a manner similar to the finale of Cabin in the Woods. The last ten standing are listed below. But before diving into this cesspool of craziness, it’s worth noting the distinction between mad, desperate and full on psychopathic…

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Chasing Ice (Review)

Sophie Monks Kaufman

Every now and then there’s a story so astonishingly visual in character it feels like cinema was developed in order to tell this tale on its own terms. New Yorker, Jeff Orlowski’s Chasing Ice – which won the Documentary Cinematography Award at Sundance and is on the long-list for 2013’s Oscars – is such a creation. You’ve all heard of climate change but you’ve never seen it like this.

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