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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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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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Goosebumps

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REVIEW: 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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The Alternate Takes Approach
On the ethos and methods of this site, by James MacDowell...
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Published on March 11, 2011
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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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Alternate Takes

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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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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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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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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For Your Consideration: Best Supporting Actress
Zoë Shacklock takes a closer look at the Academy's nominations for Best Supporting Actress
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Published on February 25, 2016
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Song of the Sea

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A suprisingly sombre tale, exploring family grief through Irish mythology,by Zoë Shacklock
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Published on July 19, 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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Star Wars: Before and After
A refreshing take on the Star Wars prequels; praising their beauty, ambition, and earnestness over the knowing retro-coolness of The Force Awakens
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Published on December 30, 2015
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Phoenix

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A reworking of Vertigo that transforms a pulpy premise into something mythical, by James Slaymaker
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Published on July 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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Festival Report: FrightFest 2015
Intrepid reporter James Taylor braves the horrors of FrightFest
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Published on September 03, 2015
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