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Check out BAFTA Guru’s screenwriting videos

Check out BAFTA Guru’s screenwriting videos

If you’re a big fan of the craft of screenwriting and would like to get involved yourself, then BAFTA’s Guru content may be right up your street.  This series of videos on screenwriting features advice and insight from some of the best in the business, such as Richard Curtis (Love Actually), Susannah...

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How To Survive a Horror Film

How To Survive a Horror Film

Horror films are a massive pain in the arse, if you’re in them. You’re essentially given a one in five, maybe even a one in ten chance of surviving. So how do you survive? For starters, we’re going to have to delve into the tropes to analyse the various demographics horror screenwriters have decided just...

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Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition review

Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition review

Indie Game: The Movie is a documentary I both love and wished was more. Luckily, the special edition solves a fair few of the niggles I had the first time around. When I first saw Indie Game: The Movie, I felt disappointed that it wasn’t the film I wanted it to be. That it wasn’t a collection of...

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Bored? Stream Documentaries

Bored? Stream Documentaries

I love documentaries, and if the topic is something I’m personally curious about or actively invested in, you’ve got my attention - especially if it’s online. The reason for this love of online docs is because they are more accessible, and I think this is the appeal for many people. YouTube, Vimeo,...

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Geek Documentaries: A Primer

Geek Documentaries: A Primer

Documentary filmmakers have been bringing us insight into topics both unfamiliar and dear to our hearts for many years, and geek documentaries are a welcome new strand to the form. I love sitting down to watch what people would define as a “geek” documentary. A geek, to give you a quick insight, is someone...

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Pseudo-Hacking in Hollywood

Pseudo-Hacking in Hollywood

Hacking has rarely been out of the news for some time now, and where there's a topic in the eye of journalists, there are films of dubious real-world accuracy to accompany them. The thing about hacking in Hollywood is that its interpretation by screenwriters is about as accurate as you might expect from a...

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Jurassic World takes on Ty Simpkins as lead

Jurassic World takes on Ty Simpkins as lead

Hold onto your memories, folks, as Jurassic World draws ever closer with the announcement of its lead, Ty Simpkins. I'm really not sure how to feel about a new Jurassic Park film. Mostly, I'm interested simply because if you can contentedly sit and watch the third film, you could probably get through...

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Jamie Foxx to play Martin Luther King Jr.?

Jamie Foxx to play Martin Luther King Jr.?

If you've seen him in Ray, Jamie Foxx is a known quantity for playing a historically-important role. Now he might be playing another: Martin Luther King, Jr.. The story of Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most important in American, if not world history. The face of black rights, Martin Luther King Jr....

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Machete Kills trailers are somewhat entertaining

Machete Kills trailers are somewhat entertaining

Machete Kills, the sequel to Machete, starring the wonderful Danny Trejo, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga and a host of recognisable Hollywood names, is completely mental. Please bear with me as I explain the plot. Machete (yes, that's his name), is a former policeman, who's now a spy. Recruited by the President of...

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Full Auto: Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman – Review

Full Auto: Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman – Review

Reviewing this film not long after the release of Grand Theft Auto V is an odd experience. To be fair, so's the whole film. The reason for this is that the film takes so many influences from the Grand Theft Auto videogame series - games about driving and shooting your way through hordes of cops and criminals...

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