In Review: The Ideal City

by Silvia Felce 12 March 2013

A renowned and accomplished actor in Italy, Luigi Lo Cascio turned screenwriter and director for this engaging thriller about ideals and reality.

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In Review: A Magnificent Haunting

by Silvia Felce 11 March 2013

Aspiring actor Pietro (Elio Germano) has just moved from Sicily to Rome to try to fulfil his dreams of becoming an actor. Helped by his bubbly cousin, Maria (Paola Minaccioni), he finds the perfect house in a nice area at an affordable price.

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¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival 2013

by Rob Keeling 8 March 2013

The ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival returns once again to Cornerhouse in Manchester this March and as ever there is a tantalising range of movies on offer. Historical dramas, coming of age stories, off-beat comedies and gripping documentaries are just a taste of the genres that will be on show from Friday 8th […]

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In Review: Oz The Great and Powerful

by Mark Searby 7 March 2013

Dodgy circus magician, Oscar Diggs (James Franco), is transported to a land far away by a tornado. Thinking he has found fame and fortune amongst the people of the merry old land of Oz, by pretending to be a great wizard foretold by a prophecy, he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) […]

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O Reels, Where Art Thou: The Magnificent Ambersons

by Martyn Conterio 6 March 2013

Does the original cut of Orson Welles’ second feature, The Magnificent Ambersons, somewhere, somehow, exist? The movie is treated today as a lost treasure and model example of studio barbarism. The director, it could well be argued, is equally to blame for the tragic fate of his movie, as he seemed unwilling to put up […]

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Issue 9: Now Available For Order

by Helen Cox 6 March 2013

What would happen if King Kong went on a dating show? Now you know thanks to our talented cover artist Dan Havardi.

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In Review: On The Road on DVD

by Mark Searby 5 March 2013

One night budding writer, Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), befriends Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and his girlfriend Marylou (Kristen Stewart). The three decide to hit the open and road and travel across the United States of America, where they encounter various people (those ‘mad to live’ ones) that impact on their journey, lives and creativity.

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In Review: To The Wonder

by Martyn Conterio 4 March 2013

Negative criticism aimed at Terrence Malick’s sixth feature, To The Wonder, settles on a charge of self-parody and the peculiar notion the director has lost the function to express his poetic and philosophical ideas in a coherent, accessible fashion. Have virtues and qualities grown stale? Poppycock!

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I Finally Watched: Cleopatra (1963)

by Mark Searby 28 February 2013

Cleopatra (1963) clocks in at a whopping 248 minutes. A running time that crawls to just over four hours doesn’t sound enjoyable these days, regardless of the film’s subject matter. Of course, an epic length is not the sole reason I have never seen this Hollywood epic.

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27th BFI Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Line-up Announced

by Martyn Conterio 27 February 2013

The 27th BFI Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, taking place between 14th and 24th March, in London, have announced the full line-up and schedule for this year’s event. The programme launch last week showcased what will be a mixture of new documentaries and features, special screenings and seminar discussions.

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The Immortals: James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause

by Linsey Satterthwaite 26 February 2013

The lights go down in the cinema, the film begins and the audience sees a young man lying in the street, playing with a wind up monkey toy. He is drunk yet beguiling, a loner yet magnetic. Later in the film the same young man appears on screen, a haunting figure, clashing with the school […]

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