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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Films that time forgot: Angel Heart (1987)

by Matthew Hammond 28 September 2012

Alan Parker’s Angel Heart (1987) is an experience in total atmosphere and mood. There is only one way to adequately describe the sensation and affective power of the film: pressure cooker intense. Tension, intrigue and fear bubble up, all the way to boiling point…

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In Review: Now Is Good

by Maryann O'Connor 27 September 2012

Let’s just get this out of the way right at the beginning; Now Is Good is a big old weepfest. Having said that, we’ll add an extra clarification for those of you who might feel a little bit put off by that statement. It is a weepfest but also an honest, fun and at times […]

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London Film Festival: Celeste and Jesse Forever

by Vicki Cole 26 September 2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever seemingly tells the classic tale of girl meets boy, girl and boy fall in love, girl and boy get married. However, we are made aware that there’s more to this particular love story when happily ever after takes place before the title credits have ended.

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What’s your superhero power?

by Maryann O'Connor 25 September 2012

Stop what you’re doing right now. That’s right, put your knitting/cat/chainsaw down and have a think about what your superhero name would be. Now, we know you’ve already thought about it passingly, fleetingly, endlessly but now you have an actual excuse to devote time and effort to designing your very own superhero costume and motto […]

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Resistencia Mini-fest: The City of Photographers

by Maryann O'Connor 21 September 2012

This 2006 documentary about the photographers of Santiago, Chile is yet more proof of the power of photographs and film. Margaret Thatcher’s old mucker, Augusto Pinochet, presided over one of the worst periods in Chile’s history

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