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Goodfellas is still peerless cinema

Goodfellas is still peerless cinema

By: Matthew Tilt

So, here’s a dilemma: how do you write about a film like Goodfellas? It’s 27 years old and has been written about so extensively that it’s hard to find an original word to say about it. We al...

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A franchise terminated?

A franchise terminated?

By: Thomas Sweet

Have you ever watched a movie, whether good or bad, that ends with a blatant hook for a sequel that never happens? In today’s sequel saturated market, it’s common for producers to tal...

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How bad is The Book Of Henry?

How bad is The Book Of Henry?

By: Luke Roebuck

Do you remember your school days? The joys and pains of being a child? The makers of The Book of Henry don’t. Instead, from the outset, clichés abound. A voiceover from the title character. B...

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Solaris transcendent

Solaris transcendent

By: Jonathan Glen

Fun fact about the Cannes Jury Prize winning 1972 feature Solaris - neither the director or the novelist from whose work the film was adapted like it. Well, he didn’t dislike it, but And...

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Fast, Furious & Far Better Than Star Wars

Fast, Furious & Far Better Than Star Wars

By: Luke Roebuck

Fast & Furious 8 has just had the biggest opening weekend of all time. Worldwide it took $541.9 million in its first three days, besting Jurassic World, all Marvel and anything Disney. This i...

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How do you solve a problem like The Batman?

How do you solve a problem like The Batman?

By: Adam X. Smith

In the past few months, you may have seen a slew of articles about the (as yet) purely hypothetical Ben Affleck-starring Batman solo movie. First we heard Affleck stating that he would only d...

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Mel Culpa

Mel Culpa

By: Ed Jackson

Anti-Semite. Misogynist. Abuser. Racist. Forgiven? No, I’m not referring to how world leaders are now falling over each other to lick the teat of Trump. There’s another pariah to have...

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Twin Peaks: the tragedy of Laura Palmer

Twin Peaks: the tragedy of Laura Palmer

By: Thomas Sweet

Warning: This article contains major spoilers for the first and second seasons of Twin Peaks, as well as the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). Sometimes, a TV show or film has a ...

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Defending a Defender

Defending a Defender

By: Adam X. Smith

Headlines about Iron Fist, the latest series in Marvel Studios and Netflix’ crossover multishow pileup, have been dominated by doom and gloom. This isn’t exactly news, given that the show has...

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Les Patterson saves the world, not his film

Les Patterson saves the world, not his film

By: Matthew Bruce

Barry Humphries is (disputably) an Australian national treasure who is also (indisputably) adored in England, particularly for his comedic TV alter-ego, Australian housewife-cum-superstar Dam...

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The Oscar isn't awarded to...

The Oscar isn't awarded to...

By: Samuel Bossman

And the Oscar isn't awarded to... ...Viggo Mortensen, who undoubtedly deserved it this year for his performance in Captain Fantastic. No one said that sentence at the Oscars, because that...

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Why black superheroes matter: revisited

Why black superheroes matter: revisited

By: Adam X. Smith

Back in early 2015, the unfolding drama surrounding the Sony hacking dovetailed with the wrangles between Sony and Disney/Marvel Studios to form a joint custody arrangement for the licensing ...

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