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Museo Nazionale Del Cinema

On my summer holidays this year I was fortunate to spend a couple of days in the beautiful Italian city of Turin. During my time there I was able to spend some time in the Italian national cinema museum. Originally conceived as a synagogue, The Mole Antonellina was acquired by the city of Turin in…

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Dredd

I may as well front up. I am a Judge Dredd fan. I grew up with 2000 AD and many of its stories still rank highly among my favorites. Top of the list are the tales of Dredd and his world. I was one of the fans hotly anticipating the Sly Stallone version of the…

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Behind The Candelabra

The cult of celebrity appears to be dying. We are now at the stage where fame hungry individuals now have a lot less than the prophesied fifteen minutes of fame. Through the swamp of reality television programmes and twenty-four seven gossip web sites the allure and mystique of performers is now lost. This is one…

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Love and Death

The fourth film of the Woody Allen collection is his take on the great Russian novels of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Into the usual mix of life, love and finding a local deli that will deliver we have a tale that takes the intricacies of pre revolutionary Russian society and one man’s…

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R’ha

The Sci-Fi short has been recently utilised as a calling card for the artists , technicians and director involved in the film. There are an increasing number of shorts out there that fall into this category. These films follow a basic pattern. There is a heavy and usually very impressive CGI element and a single…

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Zero Dark Thirty

There are few things that will generate more discussion and debate than a film that makes the American nation look bad. The flag wavers immediately start to mobilse in defense of their ideals and principles. The moderates start to debate the issues and are shouted down while appealing for unity and understanding. All the time…

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20,000 Days On Earth

This week sees the release of the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth. As is typical with the man this is no ordinary rockumentary. It is a journey through the mind of an artist who is at the peak of his powers. It is directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard with Cave and…

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Atlantic Rim

The Asylum is fast gaining a reputation in the movie world for all the wrong reasons. They cheerfully spout their mantra of concept, first script later in all of their productions. To say that they have a concept is a bit of a stretch. Basically they look at the release schedules for big budget blockbusters,…

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Big Eyes

The first trailer for Big Eyes, the forthcoming film from celebrated director Tim Burton has been released. It is his first movie since the 2012 double hitter of Frankenweenie and Dark Shadows. The film is the story of the artist Margaret Keane the artist best known for her paintings of females and children which features…