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Festive Films Part 3: The Muppet Christmas Carol and the Spirit of Christmas
In the final part of our festive film series, Matt Denny tries to unpack the puppety pleasures of The Muppet Christmas Carol
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Published on December 20, 2016

   
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Festive Films Part 2: Black Christmas and the Subversiveness of Festive Horror
In the second part of our Festive Films feature, Patrick Pilkington considers the pleasures of a festive fright!
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Published on December 19, 2016
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Festive Films Part 1: Miracle on 34th Street and the case of Christmas in May
In the first of a limited series of articles on festive films, Oli Goldman shares the unlikely origins of the Christmas film genre
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Published on December 15, 2016
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Reviews

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A charming film with striking imagery but some weakness in plot
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Published on October 02, 2016
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Blackhat
James Slaymaker explores issues of interconnectedness, subjectivity, and digital abstraction in Blackhat
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Published on February 11, 2016
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Articles

Festival Report: BFI London Film Festival 2016 Recap
Patrick and Matt share their thoughts on a selection of films from LFF 2016
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Published on November 18, 2016
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Goosebumps

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Cat Lester reviews the pleasingly surprising and suitably scary big-screen adaptation of the 1990s book series
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Published on April 04, 2016
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45 Years
Claire Jesson elaborates on the intersection between the political and the personal in 45 YearsRead this article
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Published on October 15, 2015
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The Dark Mirror: An Olivia de Havilland Retrospective
Exploring Olivia de Havilland's films and persona in the month of her 100th birthday
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Published on July 07, 2016
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45 Years

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A navigation of the complexities of human relationships; by Claire Jesson
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Published on September 11, 2015
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Nick Jones examines Christopher McQuarrie\"s lightness of touch in reference to the various authorial contributions to the Mission: Impossible franchise
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Published on September 03, 2015
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Shall I compare thee to a cinema relay? Thou art more accessible and more climate controlled ...
Becky Rae considers recent trends in Shakespearean theatre and event cinema
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Published on April 23, 2016
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

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Blockbuster action refreshingly grounded in charatcer; by Nick Jones
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Published on August 07, 2015
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Song of the Sea
Zoë Shacklock explores the ways in which Song of the Sea uses its animated form to interrogate the entanglements between the lives of people and the life of a place
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Published on August 09, 2015
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And the Winner is...
Now the dust has settled on awards season, Patrick Pilkington considers how the winners fit in to broader historical trends
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Published on March 08, 2016
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