Takeshi Kitano

Our cult editor Mark casts his slightly warped eye over the institution that is Takeshi Kitano...

BFI London Film Festival 2017

The 61st London Film Festival. We came, we saw, we propped up the bar and attempted to write 40 reviews without losing our minds. Jury is out on how that went but there were some interesting movies as always.

In Review - 2016

No prizes for guessing our movie of the year from 2016, it won by a good distance. Check out the remainder of our top ten, what just missed the cut, what we missed and what made our blood boil at the cinema in the year gone and, to be honest, probably best forgotten....

BFI London Film Festival 2016

Sixty years young and still going like a teenager, welcome to our coverage of the annual 12 day movie binge that is the LFF. Once again we lost count of how many movies we saw but check out the reviews we did manage right here....

LFF 2016 Homepage

Broken Shark's Guide to London Cinemas - Part 1

Part 1 of our hopefully expansive (eventually) series taking a look inside the hallowed walls of London's finest flea-pits. 

2015 - In Review

That time of year again and another twelve months of movie viewing gone. Not our most prolific year by any stretch but we're still here (just!) so check out what we liked, dislike and what surprised us during 2015.

BFI LFF 2015

Our fourth tour of the wonders of the festival was a good one. We're probably still attempting to complete the write-ups as you read this. In 2016. Ever the professionals though, we didn't let the Picturehouse Central bar get in the way of blogging the hell out of this one.

Marvel's Avengers Assemble Some Husbands!

Saving the Universe is all well and good but one day, they're going to want to settle down, otherwise, what's the point? Which got us thinking, which of the Avengers would make the most suitable husband?

BFI Flare 2015

Sporting all new, all fabulous branding and a snazzy new title, London's LGBT festival is back in town from 19th to 29th March. Featuring dozens of new movies, some old favourites and a bunch of events that we're sure have a particularly niche audience. We take a peak....

2014 - In Review

It's that time of year. The votes are counted (didn't take long) and we present our picks from the silver screen from the last twelve months.

BFI London Film Festival 2014

It's all over for another year but what a year it was. Now that our heads have stopped spinning, check out how many we managed in our blog below. Full reviews as the movies hit the UK cinemas.

BFI LFF 2014 - Homepage

BS LFF Blog - Right here!

Surprising Swan Songs - Part 2

It's taken us a while but we finally got around to Part 2. Movie stars whose careers haven't exactly finished on a high.

Surprising Swan Songs - Part 2

Misleading Movies

Every felt like you've been conned? Yup, us too. Find our worst cases of movie gipping, right here.

Misleading Movies

2014 - Onwards!

2014 is well and truly upon us so we thought we'd take some time to have a look through the movies that we're most looking forward to. Including some that hopefully haven't featured in everybody else's lists. Check out Part 1 & 2 of our preview below.

2014 Preview - Part I

2014 Preview - Part II

2013 - In Review

2013 was a big year for us, mainly because we didn't exist before it started. Having thrown ourselves into this reviewing lark, we thought it was time to have a look back, see which movies floated our boat during our inaugural year. Plus a couple that nearly sank it

2013 - In Review

BFI LFF 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Some fool sang that about Christmas. Bah we say, we all know it's the 9th to the 20th of October (this year anyway). 200 odd feature length movies plus a whole truck load of other fun. Check out our LFF 2013 Front Page as we gradually update our reviews!

LFF 2013 Front Page

Scary Movies

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

BOO! Ah! Got ya. Yup, It's that brief time of year before all the shops deluge us with Christmas tat. And we get to witness all kinds of horrifying sights on the streets as revellers head to parties dressed as Jimmy Saville or something equally tasteless

It's also a time for scary movies. We picked five from the back catalogue to remind you about right here. .   


Broken Shark are off to bonny Scotland, Edinburgh to be precise where we plan to watch as many film as is humanely possible - in two days.  Wish us luck.  We will of course report back with any news from the festival and may even squeeze an interview in.  Then we will need a nice long lie down.