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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Review

Imagine the scene; we’re in LA, there’s a 1950s greaser, a vampire, some electro pop playing and everyone’s speaking in Iranian. Oh, and it’s black and white. The aforementioned might be particularly tricky… Continue reading

The Salvation Review (London Film Festival 2014)

Originally posted on Reviewing the past, present and future of The Silver Screen:
It’s probably fair to say that Westerns have had their day. The glory days of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, Sergio…

American Sniper Review

French director Francois Truffaut once quipped “There’s no such thing as an anti-war movie”, and after seeing American Sniper you’d be inclined to agree. Clint Eastwood’s latest film is an absurd contradiction as… Continue reading

Gone Girl Review

The whole directorial approach to Gone Girl can be summarised in the opening credits. As Ben Affleck’s character Nick Dunne empties the bins in the dawn of suburbia, the cast and crew discreetly… Continue reading

Tougher Than the Rest: Is There an Actor Out There Who Could Star in The Bruce Springsteen Story?

Originally posted on Movieline:
I finally got a chance to read David Remnick’s revealing profile of Bruce Springsteen in the current issue of The New Yorker, and it revived a debate I’ve been having…

Pride Review

There’s a wonderfully poignant scene in Pride where Imelda Staunton’s character, Hefina, sits with one of the elder statesmen of their small mining village buttering sandwiches. As they go about this mundane task… Continue reading