Takeover: I ♥ Huckabees

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Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin are existential detectives who you could hire to investigate the meaning of your life. Their nemesis is Isabelle Huppert. Hilarity ensues.


Takeover: You’ve Got Mail

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Edd Elliott offers the first in a series of cautionary tales on the topic of corporate takeovers. What does Nora Ephron have to teach us?


Underwire Festival 2012

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Rich pickings at this year’s Underwire Film Festival at the Ritzy in Brixton included panel discussions, one-to-one support events for filmmakers and a generous helping of short film screenings. Jo Shaw reviews.


Greater Expectations

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To commemorate the release of the new GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Mike Levy reveals the whereabouts of one of the world’s greatest literary treasures. The answer will surprise you.


Madwomen: Susan Kane

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The MADWOMEN countdown to GREAT EXPECTATIONS continues with Liam Jack’s look back at CITIZEN KANE. Was Susan Kane Orson Welles’ take on Dickens’ Miss Havisham?


Madwomen: Possession

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The latest addition to our MADWOMEN theme is a closer look at Anna in POSSESSION, from our newest writer Jon Toomey.


Madwomen: Leave Her To Heaven

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Look out for a young Vincent Price in Douglas Sirk’s flagrant Freudian fable. Rosy Hunt nominates Gene Tierney in LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN for our MADWOMEN series.


Interview with Oliver Krimpas

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Oliver Krimpas’ GHOST IN THE MACHINE is a chaste, humorous love story reminiscent of Stephen King’s more light-hearted tales of the unexpected. We spoke to Oliver about his work.


Madwomen: Notes on a Scandal

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In NOTES ON A SCANDAL, a wealthy bohemian art teacher starts an ill-advised affair with a student. All of that might’ve been okay if it weren’t for Barbara, played flawlessly by Judi Dench: Patrick Fowler’s nominated madwoman.


Madwomen: A Woman Under The Influence

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Is Mabel truly mad, or just misunderstood? Sarah McIntosh looks back at the cunning Cassavetes classic A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, as part of our MADWOMEN theme.


Madwomen: Rachel My Torment

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“She has done for me at last, Rachel my torment…” Ann Linden’s pick for the MADWOMEN season is Olivia De Havilland as MY COUSIN RACHEL.


Madwomen: Ghost in the Machine

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Told like a fairy tale, GHOST IN THE MACHINE is fun, rich and wicked. Kim Boyd reviews Oliver Krimpas’ short, which enjoyed great success at Cambridge Film Festival and at LSFF.


PSSST! Silent Film Festival

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Liberal, progressive, feminist approaches to issues such as mental health and crime in a selection of films from 1910 – 1925? Jo Shaw attended the PSSST! Silent Film Festival in Zagreb.


The Unbreakable Bond

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SKYFALL delivered a Bond for the 21st century, post-Bourne era. But does it represent an unwillingness to let the franchise evolve? What do we even want from James Bond? Jim Ross ponders.


Ieri, Oggi, Domani

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Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest neorealists, Vittorio De Sica. Rosy Hunt reviews his comedy anthology in which Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni play three odd couples.