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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Toying with Star Wars

The galaxy was rocked a few weeks ago when it was announced that Lucasfilm, the production company behind Star Wars, was sold to Disney, and that the iconic space saga would continue in a few years. Lewis Camley searches his feelings on a relationship steeped in marketing potential, and reflects on cinema's turn to the dark-side of commercialisation and commodification.

Preview: Edinburgh International Film Festival

Lewis Camley looks ahead to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival begins later this week, spanning twelve days and taking...

A reasonably OK day to Die moderately Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard Dir. John Moore 5/10 Guys, I thought we’d settled this. The ingredients for a great Die Hard movie are: a quirky...

The Critics: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Dir. Stephen Daldry 2 out of 5 I will spare the ‘Extremely X and Incredibly Y’ puns that litter reviews of director Stephen Daldry’s latest literary...

Cult film of the week: Clue

The 1985 comedy flopped on its initial release, but has since developed a devoted following

Burlesque

'More sparkle than “Strictly Come Dancing” and Waity Katie's engagement ring combined.'

Stuck between a rock and, well, a bigger rock…

'The Green Goblin’s son is turning out to be one of the great actors of his generation.'

Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) reviewed

Iñárritu's latest work is a complex study of cinema, theatre and fame.

Alice Through the Looking Glass: did Wonderland live up to expectations?

Have we simply gotten tired of Disney's parade of sequels and remakes, or did Disney do the unimaginable and suck the wonder out of Wonderland?

Raw Review: Not for the faint hearted

Toby Symonds reviews this year's most disturbing horror film: Raw.