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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 Preview: BFI Flare 2015

by Maryann O'Connor 11 March 2015

As usual it’s a glorious action-packed schedule at BFI Flare (19th-29th March, London) helpfully divided into three sections; documentaries sit side by side with a starry James Franco and Zachary Quinto effort, Rocky Horror on at the IMAX and a party celebrating Warrior Women because it’s the 20th anniversary of Xena Warrior Princess’ arrival on […]

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Issue 14: Out On Monday!

by Helen Cox 31 October 2014

Issue 14 is our ‘Adaptations Special’. Guest edited by our online editor Maryann O’Connor, the issue explores a range of film-to-book adaptations and features a range of interviews with filmmakers who have themselves had experience in adapting texts to film.  Thanks, as ever, to our ultra talented cover artist Dan Havardi for putting together this […]

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In Preview: 9th Annual London Korean Film Festival

by Daniel Goodwin 29 October 2014

Returning to the capital for its 9th year, the London Korean Film Festival will get underway at the Odeon West End from 6th – 15th November before moving on to Norwich, Hebden Bridge and Aberystwyth from 16th-21st November. The festival opens with recent Korean Box Office sensation Kundo: Age of the Rampant, a Robin Hood […]

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East Finchley Phoenix Cinema commemorates WWI centenary and work of Richard Attenborough

by Maryann O'Connor 25 September 2014

East Finchley’s Phoenix Cinema quite rightly chose to mark the centenary of WWI, the passing of Richard Attenborough and the open house weekend to showcase its beautiful 1910 building (at its opening the cinema was known as The Picturedrome) and a screening of the 1969 tour de force, Oh! What a Lovely War, a film […]

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Cardiff’s Iris Prize 2014 shortlist boasts LGBT film from 16 Countries

by Maryann O'Connor 15 August 2014

The Iris Prize Festival (running in Cardiff 08-12 October) features the world’s largest LGBT short film prize, which will this year be contested by thirty films from 16 different countries, including India, Cambodia, Canada, Norway, Chile and Ireland. The shortlist was announced this week.

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Come and bleat with Shaun the Sheep!

by Maryann O'Connor 14 August 2014

If Shaun the Sheep has dropped off your radar since his showstopping turn in Wallace and Gromit adventure A Close Shave (1995), then you needn’t bother reading on… Aardman studios and StudioCanal are looking for Shaun’s biggest fans, so they can shower them with Shaun the Sheep film 2015 goodies and give Shaun’s ultimate fan their own model-based […]

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Transporter and NEFA put historic film footage at your fingertips

by Helen Cox 16 July 2014

Historic film footage of bridges, industries and rivers in the Middlesbrough area is being made more accessible to the public as part of link-up between the North East Film Archive and the £2.6m Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project.

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Issue 13 Cover: Our Teen Issue!

by Helen Cox 4 July 2014

Issue 13 is now ready to order and will be shipped on Friday 11th July! This issue is our Teen Movie Edition and is jam-packed with stories and articles about your favourite teen flicks – alongside a few that may not be so familiar. Thanks as always to our talented cover artist Dan Havardi for his work […]

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Game of Thrones: A guide for the uninitiated

by Caitlin Conway 1 July 2014

The Game of Thrones television series has proved to be one of the most successful shows of recent years, gripping viewers for the duration of its four seasons. From die-hard fantasy fans to first-timers, the show has taken over a generation of viewers and kept them glued to their screens, waiting for the next development.

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Line-up Announced

by Martyn Conterio 27 June 2014

Film4 FrightFest aka every horror fans Black Christmas come early today revealed the full programme for 2014’s festival. A record 64 films will be screened over five days, with 13 world premieres and 38 UK & European premieres. Opening the fest is Adam Wingard’s psycho thriller, The Guest, and the closing night movie is sci-fi […]

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