In Review: Comet

by Daniel Goodwin on 02/07/2015

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This quaint and quirky indie from debut writer/director Sam Esmail seems like a sugary relation to last week’s Brit rom-com Everyone’s Going To Die. But where Jones’ film was a darker, crime-linked love tale, Comet offers a discombobulating sci-fi twist by weaving parallel universes into its slender almost chemistry-free romance. Justin Long stars as the cynical Dell, a neurotic stoner who meets Kimberly (Emmy Rossum) at a meteor shower viewing event. [click to continue…]

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In Review: Everyone’s Going to Die

by Daniel Goodwin 26 June 2015

Given their low budgets, it is important for indie film-makers to capitalise on the talent involved in their production, the financial limitations involved often resulting in a very effective creativity. Everyone’s Going To Die, the debut of writer/director Jones, can be counted among those creative efforts; a dark and witty British drama with a slender narrative […]

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In Review: Accidental Love

by Daniel Goodwin 21 June 2015

Accidental Love, a film finally seeing the light of day after five years, assists Director David O’ Russell (using the nom de plume Stephen Greene) to redefine the art of terrible film-making; a rom-com to be ranked alongside other ham-fisted classics like Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959), Ishtar (1987) and Batman & Robin (1997). After […]

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In Review: Life Moves Pretty Fast (Book)

by Maryann O'Connor 19 June 2015

How could we not be sceptical about another book on 1980s movies? Nostalgia, ho! But Hadley Freeman’s ode slash entreaty to us not to forget how good we had it [despite what those awful film critics might have said at the time] paired with discussion of current industry goings-on does provide a considerable dollop of hey-I-never-knew-that alongside […]

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In Review: Jurassic World

by Daniel Goodwin 17 June 2015

After Spielberg’s original SFX game changer Jurassic Park arrived in 1993 an inevitable franchise evolved, seemingly concluded by Jurassic Park 3, directed by Joe Johnston, in 2001. Fourteen years later and Colin Trevorrow (director of decent indie sci-fi Safety Not Guaranteed) has fashioned the fourth instalment; Jurassic World, a lacklustre effort heavily burdened by a lack […]

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In Review: The Misfits (1961) re-released

by Daniel Goodwin 12 June 2015

It is understandable how the stories and controversy surrounding a film’s production can contribute to the way it’s eventually perceived when released. John Huston’s The Misfits (re-released this week) is famous for being the final film of Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe before their untimely deaths, along with the on-set complications of Gable’s complaints about […]

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In Review: Spy

by Daniel Goodwin 4 June 2015

Spy and comedy genres have always mixed well over the years. The stiff upper lip studiousness of early 007 outings proved ripe for ridicule with the popular Austin Powers and questionable Johnny English franchises and Matthew Vaughn’s recent Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) provided a slightly diverse take. With various lampooners spoofing the trends cemented […]

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Unveiled: The Final Bumper Issue

by Helen Cox 3 June 2015

This month sees the release of our last print issue! When I started this project in 2010 I had no idea what I was getting myself into (how difficult could it be to start a film magazine on top of a full time job, in a recession without any financial backing, right?) but editing this […]

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In Review: The Goob

by Daniel Goodwin 29 May 2015

Writer and Director Guy Myhill’s feature debut is a pensive tale of adolescent wonder and angst in rural Norfolk. At the centre of his tale is the Goob (Liam Walpole): a juvenile oddball and black sheep of the settlement who wanders through a land of scrap yards, pumpkin fields and dirt tracks while friends and […]

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In Review: Tomorrowland: A World Beyond

by Daniel Goodwin 25 May 2015

Disney continue its run of nostalgic live action productions following Kenneth Branagh’s antiquated Cinderella (2015) and 90s style baseball romp Million Dollar Arm (2014) with Tomorrowland: A World Beyond: a wistful, family sci-fi that evokes the likes of Escape To Witch Mountain (1975) and The Cat From Outer Space (1978) alongside 80s Amblin and sci-fi […]

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In Review: Foxcatcher on DVD

by Maryann O'Connor 19 May 2015

Away from the hype of the award nominations and away from the strangeness of Steve Carell’s prosthetic facial features, the question is this: will the passing of time be kind to Foxcatcher? Upon viewing the film on the small screen, the answer would seem to be no. Wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) entertains the creepy […]

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