In Review: Hotel Transylvania (3D)

by Maryann O'Connor 12 October 2012

Count Dracula maintains that he built Hotel Transylvania so all his monster fiends could have a place to be themselves without fear of reprise from flaming-torch waving humans but like any other dad, he just wants to keep his daughter locked up and ‘safe’ from the world. On Mavis Dracula’s 118th birthday her daddy finally […]

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COFILMIC Comedy Film Festival: Programme Announced

by Rob Keeling 12 October 2012

The second annual COFILMIC festival, showcasing the best in short comedy films, sitcoms and sketches is rapidly approaching. It’s being held once again at Manchester’s Comedy Store and will be taking place on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th of October.

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In Review: Looper

by Patrick Harley 11 October 2012

In the year 2074, time travel is not only possible, but also highly illegal and used solely by criminal organisations to dispose of their enemies without a trace. With the unwanted party apprehended, all they have to do is send them back thirty years and have a waiting assassin shoot them on the spot. It […]

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In Review: Frankenweenie

by Mark Searby 11 October 2012

Back in 1984 a young director by the name of Tim Burton released a short film called “Frankenweenie”, about a dog corpse being re-animated by its owner. Here we see a teenage Victor Frankenstein, voiced by relative newcomer Charlie Tahan, bring back to life his bull terrier Sparky via the means of a scientific experiment.

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London Film Festival: End of Watch

by Vicki Cole 10 October 2012

Penned and directed by the hand of Training Day writer, David Ayer, End of Watch doesn’t stray too far and remains focused on the lives of Los Angeles Police Division officers. End of Watch documents the activities that lead to Officers Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Zavala (Michael Peña ) becoming the target of America’s most […]

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In Review: Sinister

by Darryl Griffiths 8 October 2012

Halloween is upon us and, with it, the somewhat disturbing obsession with the sub genre ‘found-footage’. So it’s no wonder that the producers of the hugely successful Paranormal Activity franchise and 2010 fright fest Insidious have unleashed another entry into a faltering formula. With Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism Of Emily Rose) at the helm, can […]

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In Review: The Landlord (1970)

by Maryann O'Connor 5 October 2012

The Landlord is a fairly unusual sort of film but then again it was made at a fairly unusual time; a time when the world and particularly America was struggling to come to terms with the new state and flux of interracial relations. In this setting, Beau Bridges plays naive rich boy Elgar Enders who […]

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In Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Ben Harris 5 October 2012

Based on the novel of the same name and directed by the novel’s author, Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows Charlie (Logan Lerman), a 15-year old freshman who has trouble fitting in. His lack of confidence and awkward social skills make him a prime target for bullies but he’s soon taken under the wings […]

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In Review: Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

by Matthew Hammond 4 October 2012

Bond. James Bond. There has arguably been no more successful or important British ‘brand’ in pop culture history than James Bond. 50 Years ago the journey from pulp fiction into national icon began with Dr. No exploding onto the screen in 1962, leading us all the way (and five James Bonds later) to the year […]

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Films that time forgot: Martha (1974)

by Matthew Hammond 3 October 2012

Rainer Werner Fassbinder is one of cinema’s great rebels and social critics. Alongside the other visionaries of the New German Cinema, he shaped a new vision of socially conscious, intellectual and artistic cinema. Visually excessive and yet minimalist, his films are filled with characters who seem emotionally distant but are in fact laid bare, isolated […]

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In Review: Killing Them Softly

by Patrick Harley 2 October 2012

The story of a gangland clean-up job in recession addled New Orleans, Killing Them Softly is another assured piece of work from writer-director Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford). 

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