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Review: Django Unchained

February 6, 2013

Quentin Tarantino’s latest offering is an epic, three-hour long “Spaghetti Southern” that manages to invoke laughter, horror and sadness in the viewer. Set in 1858, Django Unchained documents the violence, brutality and racial supremacy that

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Review: Zero Dark Thirty

February 6, 2013

How is the most wanted man on Earth caught? On a hunch, according to Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s latest effort, chronicling the manhunt to find Osama Bin Laden after 9/11. The story is told

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Review: The Impossible

February 6, 2013

Essentially, The Impossible is a story about family and the unconditional and collective love between family members. The love story is nestled in a script that tells the true story of the Belons, a Spanish

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Breaking Yawn: Are you a Breaking Bad Bore?

February 6, 2013

Have you seen that Family Guy clip where Peter watches Breaking Bad, and afterwards leaps at every opportunity to discuss how good it is? Did you inwardly groan and think, “I hope that’s not me”

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Colour Me Bad: The cult of awful films

February 6, 2013

Guilty pleasures no longer need to be secret. Many of us are now extremely comfortable with admitting we enjoy the odd cringey movie here, cheesy pop song there. It’s nice to meet other people who

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Review: End of Watch

December 12, 2012

David Ayer, screenwriter of 2001’s Training Day, has a history of making cop movies. You might be forgiven for cringing internally at the prospect of yet another film about rogue cops cleaning up the mean

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Review: Seven Psychopaths

December 12, 2012

In Bruges filmmaker Martin McDonagh has once again teamed up with Colin Farrell to make a movie that has to be seen to be believed. Farrell plays a struggling Irish screenwriter named Marty who is

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Welcome to my Fandom: The Weird World of Twi-hards

November 28, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 scored the eighth biggest opening weekend of all time in the United States and has made an early global total of $340.9 million. The final installment of the

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Top Three: Christmas Blockbusters

November 28, 2012

1) Les Miserables It’s a tie between numbers 1 and 2 in the “highly anticipated” stakes, but the personal preferences of the editor (Soz LOTR fans, that’s how it works here) put Les Miserables as

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Hopelessly Devoted to Olivia

November 28, 2012

“Eve, Grease is on Film4, turn it on quick!” is a text I regularly get whenever the classic musical is on television. “Oh so you like Grease?” I hear you say. No. I don’t like

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Review of Trois Mondes

November 28, 2012

It was the promise of seeing a film set in Paris that made me choose Three Worlds from the IFI French Film Festival programme last week. I wanted a typically French story, the kind which

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Review of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2

November 28, 2012

2012 really did become the end of the world, when doomsday arrived for ‘Twi-hards’ everywhere. The much anticipated final installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2, arrived in cinemas last weekend. Hopes for

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Review of The Sapphires

November 14, 2012

Director Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires is a comedy drama set in 1968. It is inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother Laurel Robinson, and aunt, Lois Peeler, who travelled to Vietnam to

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Review of Argo

November 14, 2012

In his third film as director, Ben Affleck presents the incredible true story of the Set in Iran in 1979. As the US embassy in Iran falls to a mob of Ayatollah-supporting students, six officers

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Top Three Stephen King adaptations

October 31, 2012

Stephen King is an undisputed legend of horror literature. Many of his books have been adapted for the big screen. Here, in no particular order, are three of King’s scariest stories. The Shining “Here’s Johnny…”

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Divine Hammer: Horror films from the 50s and 60s

October 31, 2012

If there’s one thing that Halloween is incomplete without, it’s a good rip-roaring monsterfest. Today’s modern horror films tend to lean more towards the psychological and the symbolic and at worst lean towards the bare

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Review: Paranormal Activity 4

October 31, 2012

The phrase “flogging a dead horse” is one that’s fairly often bandied about when it comes to movies these days. It certainly applies to the fourth addition to the Paranormal Activity franchise, which hit cinemas

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On The Road

October 31, 2012

Despite being dubbed the ‘unfilmable’ by auteurs and literary critics alike, the archetypal American road trip story has finally hit the silver screen. After five arduous years in the making, Walter Salles’s adaptation of the

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Review: Skyfall

October 19, 2012

After the latest offering from the Bond series, one could be forgiven for disowning the franchise and pledging your allegiance to Bourne, or Jack Bauer, even Johnny English. After the gritty and punchy panache of

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What Roisin Did: Flux talk to Roisin Murphy

October 17, 2012

Roisin Murphy has always wanted to be an actress – starting her career by appearing in a Goodfellas pizza ad with her mother Charlotte Bradley, and moving to starring in RTE’s The Clinic and Stardust

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“The name’s Bond, James Bond”

October 17, 2012

We’re all familiar with the famous phrase of the suited, suave, sex machine that is 007. But what of the music that accompanies the comedic, action-packed, romance-laden, absolutely brilliant films? This article will reminisce about

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A scare before bedtime – IFI Horrorthon

October 17, 2012

October. The one month of the year where it is impossible to avoid being scared. In fact, it is the one month of the twelve where the majority of people are looking for a fright.

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Review: Sinister

October 17, 2012

Sinister is the latest horror endeavour from director Scott Derrisckson, best known for his chilling masterpiece The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It is also the latest in a recent spate of horror movies in which