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Philip Seymour Hoffman: a rare breed of actor

Brendan Malone | 04 February 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: films, obituaries


Living in the past

Harley J. Sims | 17 December 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: films, literature, Middle Ages
What’s behind our love affair with the Middle Ages?


Slicing through yakuza and ninjas

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 09 August 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: boxoffice, films, Japan, The Wolverine
In his sixth appearance as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is still morose, moody and charismatic.


No country for old homophobes

Zac Alstin | 15 July 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: films, homophobia, same-sex marriage, tolerance
Ender’s Game has nothing to do with same-sex marriage. But the film’s author-producer is still being lynched for his views.


The joys of Weltschmerz

Michael Cook | 19 February 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: films, melancholy, Weltschmerz
Feeling too happy? Need something to remind you that life is a serious business? Here are our suggestions.


A smile on the dial: films

Michael Cook | 14 February 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: cheerfulness, films
Want a film to put a spring in your step? Here are our nominations for films of good cheer. Send us yours.


A second look at Chariots of Fire

Susan Hanssen | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: films, Olympics, religious freedom, secularism
The film's Olympic heroes face a common enemy: the bland pseudo-tolerance of secular humanism.


Goodbye Sarajevo

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: books, Bosnia, films, war
Two sisters separated by the siege on Sarajevo in 1992 write a memoir which is a true story of love, courage and survival.


Movie morality is plummeting

William West | 10 January 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: censorship, films, teenagers
Film censors are allowing teens to access much more explicit content and few parents seem to care


Contagion

Ronan Wright | 14 November 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: films, public heath
A deadly virus. A global epidemic. Thousands of agonising deaths. A star-studded cast dropping like flies. This will teach you to wash your hands.


Jane Eyre

Ronan Wright | 26 September 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: films, Gothic, romance
The latest retelling of the timeless classic from the 19th century has a lot in common with the blockbuster Twilight series.


Super 8

Ronan Wright | 17 August 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: films
A classic summer blockbuster, this sci-fi thriller has action, visual dazzle, and nostalgia for the innocence of childhood.


X Men: First Class

Ronan Wright | 10 June 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: films, movies, superheroes
Flash! Never before on the silver screen! Original, enjoyable and impressive fifth instalment of Marvel comics superhero franchise!


Citizen Kane’s marriage - just like any other?

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: films, marriage
Cinema buffs are celebrating this week the 70th anniversary of Citizen Kane, held by many to the greatest movie ever made. What is not so great is its attitude to marriage.


Source Code

Ronan Wright | 27 April 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: films, philosophy
This mind-bending film from an up-and-coming director puts Groundhog Day on an exploding train, with a bit of The Matrix thrown in.


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