Notice: Movies

By Keith | Articles on film from the editor of Notice Magazine.

Watch The Hedy Lamarr Story, a New Documentary on the 1940s Film Star & Inventor of Wi-Fi Technology (Streaming Free for a Limited Time)

We told you last year about Hedy Lamarr, the 1940s film star who also helped invent the technology behind wi-fi and bluetooth during World War II. …

Wi-Fi

The 19 Greatest War Movies of All Time

The critical acclaim and box office success that accompanied the release of <i>American Sniper</i>, as well as the other impressive war films out in 2014, …

War

Does Lars von Trier’s ‘vomitive’ new film spell the end for provocative cinema?

There was a mass walkout at the Cannes premiere of von Trier’s The House that Jack Built. From A Clockwork Orange to Driller Killer, cinema has always courted controversy – but could we be entering a more cautious age?<p>There is a stampede to get into The House That Jack Built and then, not long …

Henry Viii

The Sound of Music review – the hills are still alive with joyous energy

No one – apart from its star Christopher Plummer – is immune to the evergreen charms of the blockbuster musical about seven singing children and their nanny Julie Andrews<p>The Sound of Music is now rereleased in cinemas and now almost everyone – certainly me – has surrendered to the radioactive dairy …

Child Actors

'I completely lost it': the movie scenes that made our writers weep

From Toy Story 2 to Under the Skin, writers pick the cinematic moments that made them cry and explain why. Spoilers ahead<p>Aunt Lucy’s trip, Paddington 2<p>On the face of it, Paddington is a fairly broad kids film franchise about the hijinks of a CGI bear, and so probably shouldn’t make a grown human …

Toy Story

How the 'rape-revenge movie' became a feminist weapon for the #MeToo generation

By abandoning realism in favour of fantasy, superhuman powers and humour, films such as Revenge are redefining the tropes of the genre<p>Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge contains a scene in which a character takes a shower before being chased naked through the house. So far, so deja vu; but the twist here is …

Horror

Gene Wilder wanted to be remembered more for 'Young Frankenstein' than 'Willy Wonka,' author claims

Gene Wilder may have captivated audiences as the title character in 1971’s “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” but the star allegedly didn’t always feel the beloved story’s magic on set.<p>Brian Scott Mednick, who previously published a biography on the Hollywood icon titled “Gene Wilder: Funny and …

Gene Wilder

Christopher Nolan returns Kubrick sci-fi masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' to its original glory

Christopher Nolan wants to show me something interesting. Something beautiful and exceptional, something that changed his life when he was a boy.<p>It's also something that Nolan, one of the most accomplished and successful of contemporary filmmakers, has persuaded Warner Bros. to share with the world …

San Francisco

Here's Every Record 'Avengers: Infinity War' Just Broke at the Box Office

It's only been out for a few days, and already "Avengers: Infinity War" is shattering all sorts of box office records. This latest "Avengers" sequel earned an estimated $258.2 million between Friday and Sunday. Scroll down to find out just how many records it broke in the course of one</b> …

Avengers: Infinity War

How Robin Williams Helped Steven Spielberg Get Through Schindler’s List

The late comedian would do stand-up over the phone to lighten the director’s mood as he shot his Holocaust epic.<p>Making the 1993 drama <i>Schindler’s List</i> was traumatic for <b>Steven Spielberg</b>—but the director could always count on Robin Williams to make him laugh. At a 25th anniversary screening and panel …

Steven Spielberg

The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage Movies

Our Hollywood Taxonomy series, which just turned 3 years old, is all about the pursuit of clarity through categorization — using box office data and …

Box Office

A Brief History of Movies So Unsettling They Caused People to Faint, Vomit, or Even Die

The scariest movie you ever see may also be your last.<p>Among the many differences between William Friedkin’s newest film and his most famous, one is …

Horror

‘A Quiet Place’ is about a good deal more than scaring us

At a brisk 90 minutes, it’s one of the most inventive and beautifully crafted and acted horror movies in a very long time, and the main reason for …

Movies that have grossed more than $1bn – ranked!

The most lucrative star-filled blockbusters of all time in order of merit, from goofy Dory to the Dark Knight, Bond to Potter and feminist fairytales to the doomed Titanic<p><b>33.</b> <b>Transformers: Dark of the Moon</b> <b>(2011)</b><p>Michael Bay’s first smashy-robots sequel somehow remains the lumbering franchise’s …

Movies

11 Movies Based on Poems

Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish in <i>Bright Star</i> (2009)<p>Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish in <i>Bright Star</i> (2009)<p>Hollywood pushes out a seemingly endless supply …

Box Office

10 must-see coming-of-age films of the 21st century

The coming-of-age movie is perennially in fashion. The 2017 awards circuit gave us the instant classics <i>Lady Bird</i> and <i>Call Me by Your Name,</i> while the prom-night romp <i>Blockers</i> and Fox’s coming-out offering <i>Love</i>, <i>Simon</i> are currently gracing our screens. The appetite for the genre is ever-growing, since it …

How the Wes Anderson aesthetic took over the world

‘Your barista’s favourite director’ is back with Isle of Dogs - but with his trademark twee ubiquitous in film, TV and fashion, he never really went away<p>The trailer for new movie Birthmarked is a strange thing, both quirky yet teeth-grindingly banal. Over a jingly-jangly soundtrack, Matthew Goode …

Isle of Dogs

From Godzilla to Some Like it Hot – why the 1950s is my favourite film decade

The decade that invented teenagers and giant radioactive lizards also gave birth to the melodramas of Douglas Sirk, the wry satires of Billy Wilder and saw Hitchcock at his finest<p>The 1950s: the decade that invented teenagers and giant radioactive lizard monsters. And it’s hard to say which wreaked …

Marlon Brando

From The Wizard of Oz to Top Hat – why the 1930s is my favourite film decade

Depression-era audiences escaped into a whirl of glamour, fantasy and monsters in a decade that ushered in Hollywood’s golden age<p>The 1930s were the making of Hollywood. When the decade began, films were monochrome, still sometimes silent (the majority had sound only from 1929), and largely …

Robin Hood

Videos: Top 10 Critically Acclaimed Controversial Movies

This is a new video from WatchMojo that lists the top 10 critically acclaimed controversial movies. While there are many movies that manage to cause …

Top 10

10 Last-Minute Changes That Saved Movies (And 6 That Ruined Them)

It takes years of planning to make a typical Hollywood film – and this can even stretch to decades, particularly where big budget blockbusters are …

Steven Spielberg's Movies, Ranked Worst to Best

There's a reason why Steven Spielberg is still the undisputed King of Hollywood. Over the course of a nearly five-decade-long career, he has …

Steven Spielberg

The 29 Best Movie Sex Scenes of All Time

No schoolgirl outfits or money shots here.<p>Google “sex scene” and your screen will explode into a hub of NSFW videos and sites. Luckily, we’ve done the dirty work for you. Here, we highlight some of cinema’s most authentically sensual private moments caught on camera. We’ll try to keep the …

‘You Were Never Really Here’ Is a Brutal, Beautiful Movie Masterpiece

Starring the great Joaquin Phoenix as a military vet hunting down sex traffickers, Lynne Ramsay’s latest is a modern-day ‘Taxi Driver.’ It opens in …

The Many Eras of Al Pacino's Stardom

Running through some of the best, and strangest, performances given by the legendary actor, who helped reshape Hollywood’s masculine ideal<p>When Al Pacino was up for the lead role of Michael Corleone in <i>The Godfather,</i> according to Hollywood folklore, the studio balked at casting him. Not just because …

The Greatest Acting Performance in Movie History Turns 90

It’s the 90th anniversary of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc,’ featuring the mesmerizing Renee Jeanne Falconetti. And the film is …

Film depictions of sexual violence are increasingly alarming. It has to stop

From mainstream thrillers such as Jennifer Lawrence’s Red Sparrow to art films such as Human, Space, Time and Human, rape has become a repellent, exploitative device<p>In the just-released thriller Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a young Russian woman sent to train at an elite …

Red Sparrow

Is Wonder Wheel Woody Allen’s End?

Woody Allen has never looked so beautiful. His 48th film as writer-director, <i>Wonder Wheel</i>, is his most ravishing colour work. The play of orange-red …

12 Scifi Movies That Totally Deserved to Win Best Picture Before The Shape of Water

Look, <i>The Shape of Water</i> is great. Seriously, it is. But when you look at film history, the fact that <i>The Shape of Water</i> is the first science fiction …