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Indie and onwards: the Claire Garvey interview

Indie and onwards: the Claire Garvey interview

In my career, I've interviewed quite a wide range of people, from a producer of fighting games, to a world-famous wrestler. But an actor who rarely speaks when in character is a new one. From her assured performance, you wouldn't have assumed that Booked Out was Claire Garvey's first feature film role. A...

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Top Tens: Animal actors that deserved an Oscar

Top Tens: Animal actors that deserved an Oscar

Animal actors have been in the press a lot recently. Martin Scorsese started a campaign to get the giant doberman Blackie, who stars in his movie Hugo, a Golden Collar nomination. Meanwhile Uggie, the scene-stealing dog from The Artist is not allowed to attend the Oscars due to the Academy not allowing animals at...

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Martin Scorsese and British Cinema – The Lowdown

Martin Scorsese and British Cinema – The Lowdown

Last Sunday Martin Scorsese was awarded the BAFTA fellowship. He opened his acceptance speech by saying that "British cinema is something that was formative for me". It was films from the UK, alongside American and Italian movies, that moved and influenced the great director when he was growing up. But how could...

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The Top 10 Young Quest Movies

The Top 10 Young Quest Movies

E.T., Super 8 and Hugo all show just how courageous and brave children can be, fighting for what they believe in, taking risks and creating their very own adventure. One of the most captivating and wonderful aspects of films that feature a young person going on a quest is their expression of pluck and...

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Anti-Valentine’s Day films: divorce, separation and affairs

Anti-Valentine’s Day films: divorce, separation and affairs

Forget the flowers and save yourself the calories from heart-shaped chocolates, because Valentine's Day only leaves couples feeling penniless after splashing out on tacky gifts and single people reminded of their bad luck in love. So for everyone out there who's against the blatant commercialism of the festival,...

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Unpacking The Poster: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Unpacking The Poster: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

The first poster has been released for the lengthily-titled Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - but how much does this really reveal about this upcoming sci-fi comedy drama? TFR take a closer...

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Drew Barrymore’s Top 10 Films

Drew Barrymore’s Top 10 Films

We first saw Drew Barrymore as an adorable little girl in E.T back in the Eighties. Despite her ups and downs in her personal life, she has grown into an actress with staying power, and starred in some great blockbuster movies. Barrymore has even dabbled behind the scenes, directing a number of popular films...

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Jean Dujardin’s racy poster – scandal or political correctness gone too far?

Jean Dujardin’s racy poster – scandal or political correctness gone too far?

The Artist star Jean Dujardin has been at the centre of controversy in France this week after a promotional poster for his new film has been criticised as being far too risqué. Not only that, but many people have also been questioning whether or not this will damage his chances of winning an Oscar for...

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Hollywood – listen to the online indie buzz

Hollywood – listen to the online indie buzz

Sometimes, you've got to wonder what they're smoking in Hollywood. Trashy action films and endless period dramas mean lots of revenue and Academy Awards, but the diamonds in the rough, so lauded by the web, go ignored. Why should it be this way? I love indie cinema. I say this unabashed, because I believe that...

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Golden Hollywood Feuds

Golden Hollywood Feuds

With so many huge egos forced to share the red carpet, it is perhaps unsurprising that clashes of character frequently take place in Hollywood. Bill Murray famously fell out with Lucy Liu on the set of Charlie's Angels, Megan Fox got herself fired after likening Transformers director, Michael Bay, to Hitler, and...

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