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Thor gets a sex change, Marvel announces

Marvel Comics have recast one of their most popular characters... as a woman! The new female character is based on the hammer-wielding god of thunder Thor, and will...

Grimsby, grimness and Penelope Cruz

Arch wind-up merchant Sascha Baron Cohen has now infuriated the good residents of Grimsby, the northern fishing town where his new comedy, titled after the town, is set....

Who is Mr Holmes?

Holmes is back. Fans of the Baker Street-based detective have had a good week as not only did the BBC announce more episodes of Sherlock, but they also got to see the...

The UK production boom – What’s filming here?

Since the Golden Age of cinema, UK film studios have always benefited from attracting independent and major productions from all over the world. And now it would appear...

Latest interview

Searching for Intimacy: Interview with Amat Escalante

It has been a year since Amat Escalante won the Best Director award at Cannes for his film Heli. Finally released in the UK, it has been a long wait, but well worth it....

Film reviews

The Stag – review

Irish film The Stag tries to give the well-worn stag do genre (or bachelor weekend genre in the USA) a twist, but in most respects follows tried and tested methods....

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Review

I make no secret of my love for animation and there have been many spirited debates around the office about the merits of Classic Disney versus Pixar. DreamWorks, the...

The Woody Allen Library

Woody Allen's career has lasted an age. He started selling jokes while still at school and has written and directed a film every year since 1982 (yes, there is one in...

Under The Skin – Blu Ray review

Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin announces itself on the screen in much the same way as does its cloaked alien protagonist. Here is a unique and perplexing cinematic...