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By Mags L Halliday on 31 August 2010 3 COMMENTS

I don’t know about you, but I never expect good things from a film with Clive Owen in it.

By Sarah Jane Vespertine on 26 August 2010 3 COMMENTS

Oh, thank you Maverick Films for ‘Army of the Dead’. I have to say, having watched it once, I went straight back to the start and watched it all over again, as much from a sense of disbelief at what I’d witnessed as to enjoy the story.

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By Alex Fitch on 25 August 2010 4 COMMENTS

Suitably for a film about faith, I can only recommend this movie based on my own convictions. I believe it’s an entertaining, unnerving and in some respects, challenging film. However the aspects I admired about the film may also be qualities that put other people off from watching it…

By Jim Smith on 23 August 2010 2 COMMENTS

The speed and severity of the decline in the popularity of the films of Charles Chaplin is one of the more interesting wrinkles in the history of popular perception of films

By Alex Fitch on 20 August 2010 1 COMMENT

You know that a film’s viral marketing is working when worries about its content making you feel sick make you avoid watching it!

By Stephen Lavington on 11 August 2010 Comments Off

Hey kids, you liked ‘Shaun of the Dead’ right? A bunch of British comic actors play goofy slackers adrift in the middle of a zombie outbreak and resident in the suburbs and the local pub in a narrative awash with cultural references and geeky self-awareness – great stuff! The makers of ‘FAQ…’ certainly thought so [...]

By Jim Smith on 09 August 2010 1 COMMENT

The renaissance in both the quality and the number of war comics which have been available in recent years owes a great deal to the work of Garth Ennis, who has almost single handedly revived the genre.

By Alex Fitch on 06 August 2010 1 COMMENT

A risible B movie that is the nadir of this year’s 80s themed cinema…

By Stephen Lavington on 05 August 2010 Comments Off

As with ‘The Hurt Locker’ it is far from trendy to knock ‘Moon’.

By Jim Smith on 04 August 2010 1 COMMENT

The Beatles’ first movie is 46 years old this month and very cheap on DVD. It’s time for an arbitrary celebration.