Damon Wise, Author at Picturehouse Spotlight
Damon Wise
A film writer since 1987, Damon Wise has had his features, interviews and reviews published in many UK publications, including Empire, Total Film, The Times, The Guardian, The Observer and Sight & Sound. In 1998 he published his first book, Come by Sunday, a biography of British film star Diana Dors.

Recent Articles by Damon Wise

Eighth Grade

At the start of the awards season, there were the usual names on the tip sheet for the Best Actress ...

Release Date: 26th Apr, 2019 | By Damon Wise
Nadine Labaki Q&A

The award-winning Lebanese director on Capernaum, the powerful story she had to tell...

Release Date: 1st Feb, 2019 | By Damon Wise

Damon Wise reviews Nadine Labaki's Oscar nominated film Capernaum.

Release Date: 22nd Feb, 2019 | By Damon Wise

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero that's funny and righteously furious.

Release Date: 24th Aug, 2018 | By Damon Wise
American Animals

Bart Layton, director of 2012's The Imposter, blends recreations and real-life participants in this thrilling true-crime comedy with an edge.

Release Date: 7th Sep, 2018 | By Damon Wise
You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay's first film since We Need To Talk About Kevin is an impactful thriller featuring a career-best turn from Joaquin Pheonix.

Release Date: 9th Mar, 2018 | By Damon Wise

Just when the world’s problems seem to be growing bigger, along comes a comedy about getting smaller, but the humour ...

Release Date: 19th Jan, 2018 | By Damon Wise
The Party

Damon Wise previews Sally Potter's sharp and witty comedy which arrives in cinemas on Friday 13 October.

Release Date: 13th Oct, 2017 | By Damon Wise
The Limehouse Golem

Bill Nighy stars in this adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's gothic thriller.

Release Date: 1st Sep, 2017 | By Damon Wise

It’s quite common for comic-book movies to promise “a new kind of hero”, but with Craig Johnson’s Wilson, that’s actually ...

Release Date: 9th Jun, 2017 | By Damon Wise
The Other Side Of Hope

Few directors have a style as singular and instantly recognisable as that of Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki (Lights In The Dusk, ...

Release Date: 26th May, 2017 | By Damon Wise
Their Finest

The British have never been ones for making a fuss. Faced with the outbreak of World War II, the government ...

Release Date: 21st Apr, 2017 | By Damon Wise