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The 11 to watch in 2011

The 11 to watch in 2011

2011 looks like it's going to be an astonishingly diverse array of high-quality cinema. But which movies are worth the price of admission? Don't worry, the average brain-numbing stuff's still there, but with the year kicking off thanks to the Oscar-tipped The King's Speech, we thought we'd offer our 11 choices...

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The Best Films of 2010

The Best Films of 2010

As the year comes to a close, we look back at the year in films. There have been some amazing films (Black Swan) and then some really terrible ones (Skyline). One thing is for sure, it has been a great year for Brit actors such as Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth. We've picked our favourite films of 2010. Let us...

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The Top Ten Christmas Films

The Top Ten Christmas Films

It's the Christmas season, which is pretty much everyone's favourite time of year, right? Apart from the token scrooges out there. And what is Christmas about? Lots of food, presents and family, oh and JC. But most of all, well not most, but a bit, it's about watching a good old' Christmas movie. We pick our top...

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Interview: Jean van de Velde on The Silent Army

Interview: Jean van de Velde on The Silent Army

The Dutch director Jean van der Velde's latest film, The Silent Army, is an exciting story of a man's desperate hunt for his son's kidnapped best friend. It is also a powerful exploration of the phenomenon of child soldiers in East Africa, where children are often forced to fight in brutal conflicts At The...

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The Lowdown: Sofia Coppola

The Lowdown: Sofia Coppola

This Friday sees the release of Somewhere, the fifth film to come from film-maker Sofia Coppola - so here's The Lowdown on everything you need to know about this award-winning director. Sofia Coppola was flung into the public eye at an early age as the daughter of the legendary Francis Ford Coppola, who...

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Interview with Nicole Grimaudo, star of Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)

Interview with Nicole Grimaudo, star of Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)

Nicole Grimaudo is beautiful. Not just like most Italian women are, but she glows in a movie star sort of way. When I meet her she is wearing simple clothes and is almost make up free. She is warm and eager to open about her latest film Loose Cannons, which opens in the UK this month. Nicole looks relaxed...

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The Top Eight Chanukah Moments From Film and TV

The Top Eight Chanukah Moments From Film and TV

As tonight is the first night of Chanukah, we thought we'd take a look at some films and TV shows that recognise the Jewish Festival of Lights. And there's one for every night of the festival, so instead of playing dreidal game after dreidal game you could watch one of these... Chag Chanukkah...

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Top Ten B Movies

Top Ten B Movies

This Friday sees the release of Machete, an action film starring stars Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Steven Seagal - to name but a few! Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, Machete features the low-budget B movie and exploitation style of...

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The Lowdown: A pre-loaded Harry Potter iPad

The Lowdown: A pre-loaded Harry Potter iPad

The gap between the last Harry Potter film and the latest, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows seemed like ages. I don't know about you but before watching it I wanted to reconnect with the previous ones and remind myself what they were all about and give myself a chance to think about where this next one would...

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The 10 most memorable Harry Potter moments

The 10 most memorable Harry Potter moments

Tomorrow the first part of the final instalment of the Harry Potter films is released, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1. Even those who haven't read the books, get excited about the films and you can see why. We've watched as the characters have grown older, been through good times and bad, grown...

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