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MovieMail Quiz--Singers Who Act or Actors Who Sing?

MovieMail Quiz--Singers Who Act or Actors Who Sing?

22nd April

Simply Media recently released Stanley Kramer's medical drama, Not As a Stranger (1955), which includes a little-seen dramatic role for Frank Sinatra. Consequently, this month...

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Find out how you did! Eastern European Quiz - answers now live!

Find out how you did! Eastern European Quiz - answers now live!

27th February

This month's quiz centres on cinema in Eastern Europe between the coming of talkies and the new waves of the post-Communist era. The questions cover films and film-makers from countrie...

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Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight - Film of the Week

Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight - Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 1st May / comments

Orson Wellesí Shakespearian mash-up of 1965 returns to UK cinemas this weekend in a new restored print. It proves there was more to the man than Kane - and boasts some of the best fat jokes in the bus...

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We Are Monster: true-life prison drama makes for hard time

We Are Monster: true-life prison drama makes for hard time

Mike McCahill on 30th April / comments

This low-budget Britflick dramatises the true events that led to the murder of an inmate at Feltham Young Offenders Institution back in 2000. The atmosphereís more impressive than its editorial line, ...

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6 Really Terrible Remakes

6 Really Terrible Remakes

Tom Browne on 30th April

With a proposed remake of Seventies horror classic Donít Look Now already provoking much gnashing of teeth in film-buff circles, Tom Browne looks back at six other remakes that should never have made ...

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Politics

Politics

James Oliver on 29th April / comments

Unlike the idealistic Americans, the British have always taken a more pragmatic view of their system of government. Perhaps that's why our film industry has never taken the same interest in Westminste...

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

David Parkinson on 29th April / comments

Eight decades have passed since Errol Flynn made his Hollywood breakthrough after replacing the asthmatic Robert Donat in Captain Blood (1935).

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Old Testament Movies

Old Testament Movies

David Parkinson on 29th April / comments

Marking the arrival on DVD and Blu-ray of Darren Aronofsky's Noah and Ridley Scott's Exodus - Gods and Kings, Crash Course looks back on over a century of films inspired by the Hebrew Bible.

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Samba: an affecting immigrant song

Samba: an affecting immigrant song

Mike McCahill on 29th April / comments

French writer-directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache follow up their huge 2011 success Untouchable with a Parisian romance between a Senegalese migrant and an immigration adviser. Itís a bit of a...

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Journeymen

Journeymen

James Oliver on 28th April / comments

James Oliver examines the directors who too often stay in the shadow of 'greater auteurs'

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Far from the Madding Crowd: a less than Hardy adaptation

Far from the Madding Crowd: a less than Hardy adaptation

Mike McCahill on 28th April / comments

This latest adaptation of the Thomas Hardy perennial finds Carey Mulliganís Bathsheba vacillating between suitors Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. Itís pretty enough, but whereís...

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Exit: a lonely woman finds a way out in a striking Taiwanese drama

Exit: a lonely woman finds a way out in a striking Taiwanese drama

Mike McCahill on 27th April / comments

This moody Taiwanese drama concerns a lonely middle-aged woman who finds solace in her relationship with an incapacitated man. Itís an intriguing sophomore feature from former cinematographer Hsiang C...

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Politics

James Oliver on 29th April / comments

Unlike the idealistic Americans, the British have always taken a more pragmatic view of their system of government. Perhaps that's why our film industry has never taken the same interest in Westminster as Ho...

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

David Parkinson on 29th April / comments

Eight decades have passed since Errol Flynn made his Hollywood breakthrough after replacing the asthmatic Robert Donat in Captain Blood (1935).

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Old Testament Movies

David Parkinson on 29th April / comments

Marking the arrival on DVD and Blu-ray of Darren Aronofsky's Noah and Ridley Scott's Exodus - Gods and Kings, Crash Course looks back on over a century of films inspired by the Hebrew Bible.

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Journeymen

James Oliver on 28th April / comments

James Oliver examines the directors who too often stay in the shadow of 'greater auteurs'

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Peter Lorre

James Oliver on 20th April / comments

When he first arrived in Hollywood, Peter Lorre was widely seen as the best actor in the world but that didn't last long: he spent the latter part of his career propping up the bills of b-movies, TV shows an...

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Thomas Hardy on Screen

David Parkinson on 20th April / comments

With two versions of Far From the Madding Crowd illuminating our screens this spring, Crash Course examines the screen fortunes of a hardy man of Wessex.

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