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January Quiz 2015 -- back by popular demand!

January Quiz 2015 -- back by popular demand!

8th January

The year has barely begun and already we are looking for ways to escape. Our newly relaunched quiz will distract you from the humdrum and the mundane and challenge your knowledge of all things film along the way. Set by David Parkinson, this quiz is desi

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Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Mike McCahill on 28th January

This German drama, a prize-winner at this year’s Berlin festival, charts a latter-day teenager’s passage through the ranks of an extreme form of Catholicism. Don’t let its formal rigour put you off.

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Hollywood Teenpics

Hollywood Teenpics

David Parkinson on 28th January / comments

As Charlie Lyne's cine-essay Beyond Clueless continues to do the rounds of UK cinemas, Crash Course examines how American adolescence has been depicted on screen.

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Trash: second-hand Slumdoggery

Trash: second-hand Slumdoggery

Mike McCahill on 28th January / comments

The slums of Rio provide an evocative backdrop for this socially-minded crowdpleaser from writer Richard Curtis and director Stephen Daldry. Don’t go expecting another City of God, reports Mike McCahill.

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The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

David Parkinson on 28th January

One of the best silent era British films, rereleased by the BFI to mark the centenary of key World War One naval battles.

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The Tamarind Seed

The Tamarind Seed

David Parkinson on 28th January

The sight of the names of composer John Barry and title designer Maurice Binder among the credits of this spy thriller might set pulses racing among James Bond aficionados. But this is closer in spirit to John Le Carré than Ian Fleming.

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I'm All Right Jack

I'm All Right Jack

Barry Forshaw on 27th January

The Boulting Brothers’ glorious satire of post-war industrial relations marked a pivotal moment in Peter Sellers’ film career.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service - a licence to make ill

Kingsman: The Secret Service - a licence to make ill

Mike McCahill on 26th January / comments

This latest comic-book adaptation from the team behind Kick-Ass finds a young working-class lad drafted to serve in a covert security organisation. It’s a pretty loathsome enterprise, writes Mike McCahill.

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The Marx Brothers

The Marx Brothers

David Parkinson on 23rd January / comments

As Duck Soup goes on general release as part of a month-long BFI Southbank retrospective, Crash Course recalls the madcap genius of Minnie Marx's boys.

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A Most Violent Year: Film of the Week

A Most Violent Year: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 23rd January / comments

Writer-director J.C. Chandor's latest dispatch finds a would-be oil magnate (Oscar Isaac) struggling to maintain his principles in the face of increasingly aggressive competition. It’s a cool analysis of the modern marketplace, writes Mike McCahill.

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Mortdecai: Depp's latest dud deserves to die a death

Mortdecai: Depp's latest dud deserves to die a death

Mike McCahill on 22nd January / comments

This update of Kyril Bonfiglioli’s comic novels casts Johnny Depp as a raffish, moustachioed art dealer and bon vivant who gets caught up in the hunt for a stolen Goya painting. No-one’s mistaking it for an Oscar contender, reports Mike McCahill.

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Beyond Clueless: a teenage dream

Beyond Clueless: a teenage dream

Mike McCahill on 21st January / comments

This documentary collage from critic-turned-filmmaker Charlie Lyne mines the snarky teen movies of the 1990s and 2000s to discover universal themes and concerns. It’s a nostalgic rush where Proust meets Prinze Jr., writes Mike McCahill.

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Hollywood Teenpics

David Parkinson on 28th January / comments

As Charlie Lyne's cine-essay Beyond Clueless continues to do the rounds of UK cinemas, Crash Course examines how American adolescence has been depicted on screen.

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The Marx Brothers

David Parkinson on 23rd January / comments

As Duck Soup goes on general release as part of a month-long BFI Southbank retrospective, Crash Course recalls the madcap genius of Minnie Marx's boys.

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Sapphic Cinema

David Parkinson on 19th January / comments

The 30th anniversary release of Donna Deitch's landmark drama Desert Hearts prompts Crash Course to trace the surprisingly sketchy history of lesbians on screen.

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Single Cell Cinema

James Oliver on 13th January / comments

James Oliver explores the origin of cinema and introduces the British forefathers of the art form.

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Classic Noir

David Parkinson on 6th January / comments

The DVD release of Robert Siodmak's seething existentialist thriller, The Killers (1946), persuades Crash Course to take a walk on the dark side...

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2005 - 2014: ‘We’re all stories, in the end’ - From Doctor Who to Utopia

Frank Collins on 24th December 2014 / comments

Frank Collins completes his survey of British Science Fiction television with an analysis of recent dramas.

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