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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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The best of Coogan and Winterbottom

The best of Coogan and Winterbottom

We've seen a lot of film partnerships over the years: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are one example, another is the duo of Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom. Their latest collaboration, The Look of Love was released on Blu-Ray disk and DVD on 19th August, so we decided to take a look back at the films which have...

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Interview with Umut Dağ

Interview with Umut Dağ

One of the softest spoken, but most affecting films to be released this week must be Kuma. We caught up with the director Umut Dağ. The film is set in a family of traditional Turkish immigrants to Vienna and looks at the phenomenon of second wives, or rather it looks at a close knit family and what...

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Mason Cardiff interview

Mason Cardiff interview

Mason Cardiff's new short film is difficult to classify. Nowhere in Particular has an uncanny atmosphere and some fantastic twists in the tale, but is also funny, and hints at romance. This Irish-set film is the first film he's directed and last week Stephen Fry recommended it on his gigantically popular Twitter...

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Matteo Garrone interview

Matteo Garrone interview

Reality is the new film from Matteo Garrone, the Italian film director who is probably best known for Gomorrah, his film about the Neopolitan mafia known as the Camorra. While his earlier film ripped away the romantic illusions surrounding the mafia, this film takes a slightly surreal look at our current...

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Deep thought – an interview with Baltasar Kormákur

Deep thought – an interview with Baltasar Kormákur

It's not every day I get to speak to someone who has the same passion for personal stories and discussing humanity in media that I do. Recently, I had that chance when I spoke to director Baltasar Kormákur about his latest film, The Deep. I open by being honest - it's a nice change to see a film that...

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Interview: Tobias Tobbell on Confine

Interview: Tobias Tobbell on Confine

Award-winning filmmaker Tobias Tobell is the writer and director of the upcoming British thriller Confine, which sees a vulnerable model taken hostage in her own home. We caught up with Tobias to get some insights into his film. Confine is one of the most heart-pounding and tense films I have seen in a...

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The Geek Culture Explosion

The Geek Culture Explosion

It all started with comic book movies. From a handful of celebrity-funded vanity projects and low-budget labors of love sprang an geek tidal wave that has swept up everything cinematic in its wake. The real effect that geek culture will have on cinematic history is yet to reach its full conclusion, but the...

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Cloud Atlas infographic

Cloud Atlas infographic

For Matrix  fans Cloud Atlas was one of the movie events of the year. Heralded as a return to form by the Wachowskis after their rather disappointing Speed Racer in 2008, the film is famously complex. To help you figure out the characters, story and settings, we have a fabulous infographic. The film follows...

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Cinema’s best priests

Cinema’s best priests

Religion. The film industry have certainly never shied away from the subject. From Angels and Demons and Doubt, to lighter films like Sister Act, cinema is no stranger to well-loved and even feared religious figures who have cropped up on our screens over the years. One such movie is To The Wonder starring...

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