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A short tribute to George A. Romero (1940 – 2017)

On July 16th, it was with a heavy heart that I heard the legendary director George A. Romero had sadly passed away after a short battle with cancer. Since that day, I’ve been wanting to write a short tribute or obituary, but it’s been hard to put into words the importance of George A. Romero …

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A Ghost Story’s trailer is the most beautifully haunting thing you’ll see all year

Three months after wowing audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, David Lowery’s utterly bizarre-sounding A Ghost Story has released its first trailer. Distributed by A24 (Moonlight, Ex Machina), A Ghost Story stars Casey Affleck as the titular apparition in a white sheet, and Rooney Mara as the lover he pines for.   Shot in the …

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Edgar Wright is back with the trailer for Baby Driver

It’s been nearly four years since Edgar Wright’s last film, the brilliant Cornetto Trilogy-closer The World’s End, and in that time, it feels like there’s been a serious lack of genuinely cool, genuinely thrilling action films. Until now. That’s Wright, Edgar’s back with his long-awaited passion project Baby Driver. The story of a getaway driver …

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La La Land wins big, but it doesn’t quite sweep the BAFTAS

The BAFTAs 2017 have come and gone, and looking at the results shows a mostly unsurprising line up of winners with a few unexpected prizes. The BAFTAs are never guaranteed to go the same way of the upcoming Oscars, and while the major winners of the night will be almost identical to the Academy Awards, …

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RIP Sir John Hurt

In very sad news, beloved British screen icon Sir John Hurt has passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 77. Since his screen debut in 1962, Hurt has appeared in over 120 roles on film and television, including starring roles in some of the iconic films of all time. Everyone …

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La La Land is the big winner of the 74th Golden Globes

With last night’s Golden Globes, the Awards Season feels like it’s underway properly. It was a mostly unsurprising night for awards, with only a few wins that felt entirely unpredictable. Let’s break down the evening: Certainly the least surprising story from the night was just how well Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land performed. Most …

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RIP Carrie Fisher

In very sad news, beloved actress and writer Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60. The actress, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga, suffered a major heart attack just a few days ago. Making her debut in the cult 1975 film Shampoo, Fisher shot to stardom …

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American Honey cleans up at the British Independent Film Awards 2016

While most people consider the BAFTAs to be the most prestigious award in the UK film industry, I always keep my eye out for the British Independent Film Awards. Celebrating the best in low budget, homegrown filmmaking, the BIFAs have in the past rewarded some of the greatest films that were overlooked by other awards ceremonies …

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Choose life. Choose to watch the T2 trailer.

My most anticipated film of 2017, Trainspotting sequel T2, has finally released a trailer, and it looks stunning. Featuring dreamy hallucinations, familiar faces, and the up-to-date rantings of Ewan McGregor’s iconic Renton, the first trailer for Danny Boyle’s long awaited follow-up has only increased the hype. It’s going to be a long wait until January …

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Could Logan be the best Marvel film in years?

I’m about to say the five most controversial words any film fan could possibly say: I’m not a Marvel fan. Like most people, I loved superheroes when I was younger; Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy were some of my earliest cinema visits, and I must have seen Bryan Singer’s first X-Men movie a dozen times at least. Somewhere …

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