Gothic at the British Film Institute

Last week the British Film Institute launched their Gothic project; the longest running season of film screenings and events ever held. The season commences in August, with the BFI Monster Weekend at the British Museum among other events. The full programme is yet to be announced, but here are some recommendations of films to see during the season… The Haunting […]

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Hugo Trailer

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is the director’s first ever 3D film. Based on Brian Selznick’s The Adventures of Hugo Cabaret, the film marks a departure from the adult-orientated fare we have become accustomed to from Scorsese. An interesting but tenuously related fact: several months ago I was at post-production studio De Lane Lea for a screening. As I was getting a […]

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Film Review: The Resident

The Resident should leave you questioning the safety of your home and who has access to it. Instead, it is more likely to leave you questioning why you spent ninety minutes watching this tripe. ER doctor Juliet is looking for a new apartment after her husband cheats on her. Finding a spacious but very affordable place in Brooklyn, Juliet can’t […]

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Film Review: Season of the Witch

Inexplicable accents and Nicolas Cage’s inexplicable hair are just two of the more superficial problems with Season of the Witch. The film reeks of corner cutting, and neither the narrative nor the action sequences engage viewers. Knights Behmen and Felson depart from the Crusades, uneasy with commands to slaughter unarmed people. After arriving in a plague-ravaged village, the knights are asked to […]

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Film Review: Burke and Hare

John Landis’ first feature film for over ten years, Burke and Hare is perfect for those who want a touch of the macabre this Halloween without the frights. It is an interesting tale, but as a black comedy it is not as funny as it should be. Burke and Hare are two Irishmen struggling to make a living in nineteenth-century […]

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