One of the most trenchant criticisms levelled at last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that it cleaved altogether too closely to the shape of the original Star Wars film (aka Episode IV: A New Hope).Read the full story..
Here’s a sobering thought: the last of the Harry Potter films was released back in July 2011, meaning that today’s young Potter fans may never have seen any of the original series in a cinema.Read the full story..
Rider. It’s a much-employed word in celebrity circles. It basically boils down to the star’s requirements, whether that’s in the dressing room, backstage area or on set.Read the full story..
Cast your mind back. Around the mid 90s, Oasis felt like a really exciting and important band. Any self-respecting music fan was obliged to own their records. Then – and it’s hard to pinpoint precisely when this was – that all changed.Read the full story..
On Barry Adamson’s new album, Know Where to Run, there’s a track called Cine City. It’s brassy, vivid, edgy, dramatic and propulsive – in short, highly cinematic. Its title, though, is meant as a nod in two different directions.Read the full story..
Any revival of a classic film or play begs the question, ‘is it relevant to today?’.Read the full story..
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