James Tyas

Film Editor (2012/13)

James has written 39 articles for Nouse

Review: Fruitvale Station

Ryan Coogler’s confident but uneven debut needn’t have cast its subject in such an unerringly positive light. James Tyas reviews

Review: Noah

This retelling of Noah is a deranged, sporadically brilliant, but ultimately flawed mess. James Tyas reviews

Review: The Monuments Men

An all-star cast doesn’t make up for Clooney’s groan-inducing humour and forced sentimentality. James Tyas reviews

Taking on the Smartphone Generation

BAFTA winning director and Lords peer Beeban Kidron wants to start a conversation about the internet, as she explains to James Tyas

Review: Upstream Color

Shane Carruth’s long awaited follow up to Primer is dense, bewildering and one of the few truly original films you’ll see this year. James Tyas reviews

Review: Foxfire

Laurent Cantet’s English language debut and follow up to 2008’s Palme d’Or winning The Class fails to translate. James Tyas reviews

Review: The Heat

The Heat won’t win any prizes for originality, but Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy impress in this slightly flimsy buddy cop comedy. James Tyas reviews

Upcoming Distractions: Weekly Trailer Round-up

James Tyas takes a looks at the best and worst of the week’s trailers. Includes Romeo and Juliet, American Hustle, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

A revealing and balanced documentary tells the tale of Wikileaks’ rise from obscurity and fall into folly with great emotion and intelligence

Review: Behind the Candelabra

Douglas gives a career best performance as an outrageously camp, preening concert pianist, allowing Soderbergh to end his career on a high. James Tyas reviews

Review: The Great Gatsby

Any joys to be found in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel are entirely superficial

Is crowd-funding the future of independent Film?

Zach Braff is using crowdfunding website Kickstarter to finance his latest feature. James Tyas asks whether it is the way forward