Film Review: 78/52

Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52 is a most entertaining documentary. The film is at its best when focusing on contributors’ reactions to the famous scene. Writer-director Alexander O. Philippe looks as the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho. The filmmaker speaks to filmmakers, actors, writers, and those more closely involved in the making of the sequence…   78/52, […]

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What to Watch on Shudder: Antiviral and More

This week’s guide of what to watch on Shudder features Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, zombie sequel [Rec] 2, and Dark Skies… What to Watch on Shudder: Antiviral Brandon Cronenberg carries on his father David’s tradition of science fiction/body horror with Antiviral. At times uncomfortable viewing, the film nevertheless compels. Antiviral is about the employee of a clinic which sells injections of viruses harvested […]

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Film Review: The Neighbour

The Neighbour is an adequately tense thriller from director Marcus Dunstan. The film shifts in genre, with some aspects more successful than others. John and Rosie live remotely in Cutter, Mississippi. When a neighbour appears, the pair are suspicious. After an incident, John decides to investigate what is happening in his neighbour’s house… Director and co-writer Marcus Dustan is delivers […]

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Stuff To Look At

Plenty of cinema-related stuff this week for your visual pleasure, including the latest Captain America: The Winter Soldier poster, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Paddington… Captain America: The Winter Soldier Here is the latest Captain America: The Winter Soldier poster. What the hell happened to Carter Baizen from Gossip Girl? Sebastian Stan returns for the Captain America: The First Avenger […]

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Film Review: Stoker

Stoker will surely be one of the year’s most memorable films. Director Chan-wook Park and screenwriter Wentworth Miller have created something truly special. Following the death of India Stoker’s father, her Uncle Charlie comes to stay with India and her mother. India never even knew she had an uncle, and is suspicious of her new family member. As her mother […]

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Film Review: Hitchcock

With The Girl being screened on television last year and now Hitchcock, legendary director Alfred Hitchcock is getting a bad rap on screen. Although Hitchcock looks great and is never dull, ultimately it feels unsatisfying. In 1959 Alfred Hitchcock is a very successful director, skillfully abetted by his wife Alma. Looking for his next project, Hitchcock decides to adapt the […]

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Stuff To Look At

A bumper edition this week, with plenty of releases for 2013… Man of Steel I have always been more of a Batman child than a Superman one, but I did love the Christopher Reeve movies (maybe not the last one). After 2006’s underwhelming Superman Returns, this new version looks more appealing. Henry Cavil stars as the title character in the […]

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Frankenweenie Press Conference

Director Tim Burton, executive producer Don Hahn, producer Allison Abbate and stars Martin Landau, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short came together to discuss London Film Festival opening film Frankenweenie today. The panel were on good form, with Martin Short impersonating Burton and Martin Landau doing an impression of Alfred Hitchcock. Burton talked about working with the close-nit group. The director […]

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Film Review: The Lodger

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest films The Lodger has been restored by the BFI as part of their ‘Save the Hitchcock 9’ campaign. The film is a fantastic illustration of the director’s early promise and subsequent flair for suspense. A serial killer known as ‘The Avenger’ is stalking young blonde women in London. A landlady, whose blonde daughter is dating the […]

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