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Skyfall
Action/Adventure / Bond / Films / Thriller

Skyfall

Dr No was released in 1962, introducing the world to suave British spy James Bond and building a cinematic legacy which has lasted five decades. The series has had its ups and downs – from the greats of From Russia with Love and Goldfinger, to the lows of Diamonds are Forever, Octopussy and Die Another Day, with a considerable peak in quality … Continue reading

The Cabin in the Woods
Comedy / Films / Horror

The Cabin in the Woods

Joss Whedon is well known for his subversions of genre – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, built on the flipped premise of the slasher movie’s dumb blonde, Firefly‘s Western in space – Whedon is a man who manages to work within the foundations set by previous genre tropes whilst twisting said tropes in audience pleasing and puzzling ways. The … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street
Comedy / Drama / Films

The Wolf of Wall Street

2013 was the year of excess – the year Hollywood was drawn to decadence, impossible wealth and suspect morals. First there was Korine’s surreal and artistic Spring Breakers, then, Sofia Coppola’s vapid, but comically chilling The Bling Ring, and finally Baz Luhrmann’s misguided and overblown on the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby. The final … Continue reading

12 Years a Slave
Drama / Films

12 Years a Slave

McQueen’s films are occasionally difficult to watch; taking an unflinching and quasi-documentary approach to their lurid, bordering on body-horror styled subject matter. Considering the director’s relative newcomer status, McQueen’s first two movies – 2008’s Hunger and 2011’s Shame – garnered a huge amount of critical acclaim, with viewers praising McQueen’s measured directing and his mature … Continue reading

Spring Breakers
Comedy / Drama / Films

Spring Breakers

It’s interesting that two of the most talked about films of 2013 – Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers – share a lot of the same themes; youthful hedonistic excess, the need for instant gratification, a sense of disassociated responsibility and a detachment from reality. And of course, crime. Whereas Coppola’s … Continue reading

Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Films / Horror

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola has made some of the greatest movies of all time, and remains one of the world’s most influential filmmakers. The Conversation, The Godfather and it’s sequel, and Apocalypse Now were all seminal, cinema-altering movies which went some way to defining the American New Wave. Sadly, Coppola never really adapted once the Hollywood … Continue reading