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Rough Cut: the remake of a film that never existed

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Rough Cut: the remake of a film that never existed

Nothing is real.

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Charlie Chaplin

Modern Times

November 2, 2013 Comments Off on Modern Times

In 1936 Charlie Chaplin made a film that is today regarded as a cinematic masterpiece.

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John Cooper Clarke

Evidently Rotters

October 6, 2013 Comments Off on Evidently Rotters

Oh I did have a good time the other night. It is always good to remind oneself that sobriety may also bring euphoria; that sharing a moment with friends when clarity and understanding prevails is just as good as getting leathered and singing loudly.

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The Wicker Man

Something Wicker This Way Comes…

October 1, 2013 Comments Off on Something Wicker This Way Comes…

Ahead of a new re-mastered release, Ian Winterton chats paganism, Christopher Lee and Nicolas Cage in a bear-suit with Wicker Man director Robin Hardy.

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Ode to Noir

September 13, 2013 Comments Off on Ode to Noir

Now we’ve seen the back of that unexpectedly decent summer, it’s time for the nights to start drawing in and the heating to go back on. Autumn, as Keats once pointed out, is a season of mists.

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Alpha Papa

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

August 9, 2013 Comments Off on Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

A few minutes in and alongside the fancy credits the ninny from Norwich is belting out Roachford’s Cuddly Toy with passion and sass, while keeping his eye on the road and taking advantage of the instrumental break to warn another driver about his fog lights.

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The World's End

The World’s End

July 29, 2013 Comments Off on The World’s End

I saw that video recently with Dustin Hoffman crying over how Tootsie made him realise that women who aren’t deemed beautiful (by him and thus by everyone) are sometimes more interesting to talk to.

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The Deep

The Deep

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on The Deep

In March 1984, the Hellisey VE 503 fishing trawler capsized off the south coast of Iceland, leaving only one man, ‘Gulli’ Fridthórsson to survive the tragedy.

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A Field in England

A Field in England

July 8, 2013 Comments Off on A Field in England

In his own introduction to the film, director Ben Wheatley describes A Field in England as “pretty fucking mental”. For all the right reasons, that’s exactly what it is.

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Before Midnight at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on Before Midnight at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

Just about the closest cinematic parallel to Richard Linklater’s ongoing story of Jesse and Celine, as chronicled at roughly nine-year intervals in Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and now Before Midnight, is the late Francois Truffaut’s wonderful Antoine Doinel series.

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