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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Top 10 films of 2018

If I was asked what defined this past year in cinema, I would argue it was films that went beyond their brief: films that...

The Master – review

Paul Thomas Anderson's visually stunning follow up to 'There Will Be Blood' is gaining Oscar buzz galore but splitting critics down the middle. Can it live up to the hype or are we falling for the cult of Anderson? Alex Harrison gives his verdict on 'The Master'.

Hollywood greed reaches new dimension

Undeniably, 3D film is here to stay. It’s archaic to argue anything else. But even a cursory glance at the cinematic release schedules of...

Lawless

We've sent our man Stephen Jenkins to the deep south (well, Birmingham) to check out Palm d'Or competitor Lawless, the new depression-era gangster thriller...

Morally questionable or unquestionably riveting?

Zero Dark Thirty Dir. Kathryn Bigelow 9/10 It is difficult to think of a film in recent memory that has polarised audiences and critics quite like Zero...

Cult film of the week: The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is, in many ways, your typical love story: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy must rescue girl from sword-toting, rhyme-loving...

End of the Fest 1

As the EIFF wound down toward the end of last week, the climax even for the press appearing to be Friday morning's screening of...

A fresh perspective on the Freshers’ Film

Mariko Primarolo and Elyssa Winn consider getting involved in Rogue Productions

The Dark Knight Fell?

Nathan Jones, like a battered Bruce Wayne, has been dumped at the bottom of a pit of frustration by Christopher Nolan and his media...

Sex and Violence: not your average family drama

Stoker Dir. Park Chan-wook 7/10 Stoker, the English language debut from acclaimed Korean film-maker and director of Oldboy Park Chan-wook, is a puzzling tale of family mystery...