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Interview: Kristijan Milic on The Living and the Dead

Interview: Kristijan Milic on The Living and the Dead

The Living and the Dead is the first feature film to come from Croatian director Kristijan Milic. The film follows the parallel stories of soldiers fighting in both World War II and in the modern-day Yugoslavian Civil War, giving a chilling representation of how those who do not learn from their pasts are...

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Top Ten Alternative Romance Films

Top Ten Alternative Romance Films

If you'd rather avoid endless re-runs of Notting Hill, Love Actually and Pretty Woman this coming Valentine's Day, we can't blame you. So why not try romance done...

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The young British acting elite – top ten

The young British acting elite – top ten

This Friday we see the release of Never Let Me Go, based on a novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro. It tells the story of three individuals who as they become young adults have to learn to deal with the emotions that they feel towards each other and at the same time prepare themselves for the haunting reality...

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Interview: Mark Henderson on My Kidnapper

Interview: Mark Henderson on My Kidnapper

My Kidnapper is a new feature-length documentary that follows the emotional journey of four people returning to the jungles of Colombia where they were kidnapped six years before. There they meet Antonio, former left wing guerrilla, fighter for the rights of the oppressed, and one of the men who had held them...

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It’s a knock-out: top ten best boxing films

It’s a knock-out: top ten best boxing films

With the upcoming release of biographical boxing flick The Fighter, everyone's got their head in the game, their mouth guard in, and the go-get-'em attitude for one more round. But before that, a few inspirational movies,...

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Interview: Blake Lively on The Town, Ben Affleck and Boston

Interview: Blake Lively on The Town, Ben Affleck and Boston

There are some young actors you just know are going to be huge stars. Blake Lively is one of those. Having blazed a trail through Gossip Girl, she's now become the face of  Chanel's Mademoiselle handbag line, as well as putting in a seriously good performance in Ben Affleck's The Town. Here's an interview that...

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The Lowdown: Julian Assange

The Lowdown: Julian Assange

Sadly, this information wasn't smuggled out of a secret database. But it turns out Julian Assange, lord of leaks, is having his life turned into a motion picture - hopefully, at least. Julian Assange is probably one of the United States of America's top ten most hated figures, right now. After leaking...

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Interview: Sam Holland on Zebra Crossing

Interview: Sam Holland on Zebra Crossing

Sam Holland's directorial debut, Zebra Crossing, is a fast-paced, hard-hitting movie that grabs the audience from the beginning. It gives an unflinching portrait of the stark choices, that are many shades of grey, faced by a group of lads as they make the journey from youth to adulthood. The Film Review caught up...

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The Lowdown: Darren Aronofsky

The Lowdown: Darren Aronofsky

Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan. Darren Aronofsky has built a reputation as a cinematic genius, but how much do you know about the unique director? It's hard to explain what Darren Aronofsky brings to the films he takes to the big screen. For someone to have successfully...

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Top ten real fights for justice in film

Top ten real fights for justice in film

There's nothing like a film based on a true story is there? They're even better when they include fighting for justice in some way or another. So, we're pretty excited about the release of Conviction, this Friday. Based on a remarkable true story, Conviction tells the story of the unemployed single mother Betty...

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