Film Review: Gone Girl

David Fincher’s adaptation of the best-selling novel Gone Girl is a finely executed mystery. When his wife Amy is missing from the family home, Nick Dunne faces a media frenzy over her disappearance. Things intensify when speculation that Nick was involved in Amy’s disappearance begins to grow… Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s novel (with the author acting as screenwriter), Gone Girl […]

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Stuff To Look At

Plenty of cinematic treats for Good Friday, including Gone Girl, Jersey Boys, and X-Men: Days of Future Past… Jersey Boys The most surprising thing about the upcoming screen adaptation of Jersey Boys is that Clint Eastwood directs it. Not an entirely new genre for Eastwood, nevertheless it is an interesting choice. Jersey Boys is set for release on 20th June […]

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Film Review: Piggy

A British independent film, Piggy is a thriller with a mean streak. But for all its posturing, the film comes up short. Joe is a socially uncomfortable young man who lives a routine lifestyle. Joe’s older brother John acts very much as a protector. After one tragic night, Joe finds solace in Piggy. With Piggy guiding him, Joe is led […]

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10 Things To Be Grateful For In 2010

As with most years, 2010 has offered us the good, the bad and the ugly. The following is a highly subjective list of some of the best things to come out of cinema this year. Feel free to add your own entries in the comments below. 1. The Return Of Michael Keaton Following appearances in such cinematic classics as First […]

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Film Review: The Social Network

Even to the most ardent Facebook fan the premise of this film doesn’t sound enthralling; a movie about the founding of the social networking site. Don’t let this put you off, however, as The Social Network is a wholly entertaining and surprisingly funny film. On the 2003 night that his girlfriend breaks up with him, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg begins to […]

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