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Film streaming: fad, or future?

Film streaming: fad, or future?

Digital content streaming via the web seems to be the next big thing in terms of watching a film or two at home. But will it stand the test of time, and is it an adequate replacement for DVD? Streaming films is one of the best things that ever happened to my evening's cinematic entertainment. Being able to...

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The Top 10 Chinese Films

The Top 10 Chinese Films

High-kicks and hi-ya's! are two of the great things we love about Chinese martial art films. Hollywood has tried to compete by bringing out their own combat fighting films including Rush Hour, The Tuxedo and Shanghai Knights, but they seem far too rehearsed and polished compared to the raw talent displayed...

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Why the Glasgow Film Festival really is a ‘cinema for all’

Why the Glasgow Film Festival really is a ‘cinema for all’

Glasgow Film Festival provides "cinema for all", according to the festival's co-director, Allison Gardner. This is just one of the many qualities that the event's organisers hope will bring in visitors from near and far. This year's Glasgow Film Festival will be taking place from the 16th to the 26th...

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Top 10 Grossing British Films

Top 10 Grossing British Films

It's great to hear that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, reckons the UK film industry should be given more lottery cash. Although his desire to see film makers produce more mainstream and cost-effective movies is a bit more contentious. According to Arts Minister Ed Vaizey, the industry was "still not as...

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The Avengers: The superhero lowdown

The Avengers: The superhero lowdown

With The Avengers coming out on 27th April, we thought we'd give you a quick refresher course on each of the superheros who will attempt to save the world in the film. When Loki, the Norse god of mischief who was previously seen disappearing into a wormhole in Thor, decides it would be a good idea if he became...

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Opinion: Would you claim a refund on finding out your chosen film was silent?

Opinion: Would you claim a refund on finding out your chosen film was silent?

No, really. Some of those who have attended screenings of The Artist, the Golden-Globe-winning film, have asked for their ticket to be refunded because it turned out to be a silent film. Now, I know it's not completely silent, but my mind instantly goes to Disney Pixar's Wall-E as the example-in chief,...

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Multi-story films: New Years Eve vs Love Actually

Multi-story films: New Years Eve vs Love Actually

Having recently been underwhelmed and baffled by Garry Marshall's latest flick, New Year's Eve, a film that was full to the brim with A-Listers doing nothing for two hours, it got me thinking. The Brit-flick Love Actually, happens to be one of my favourite films. The two are very similar in style and both are set...

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Films to look forward to in 2012

Films to look forward to in 2012

With Shame and War Horse coming out in the UK this Friday, 2012 is getting off to a great start film-wise. Here at TheFilmReview, we are very exited about the year ahead and have put together a list of some of the films, both big and small, that we are looking forward...

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TFR Retrospectives: It’s a Wonderful Life

TFR Retrospectives: It’s a Wonderful Life

As we come up to Christmas, there's one film in particular that has a habit of cropping up on screens, decades after its release: It's a Wonderful Life. Few complain, and most will watch it compulsively again and again. But why? I first saw the film when I was a child, as my father is a long-time fan of...

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The Top 10 British Christmas Films

The Top 10 British Christmas Films

Every year we see the same American Christmas films being broadcast on the telly, from comedies like Home Alone and Elf, to fun thrillers like A Nightmare Before Christmas and Gremlins. But as Brits, it's only fair to celebrate the best of British Christmas films. So pull the blanket close, pour yourself a glass...

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