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Clint Eastwood’s Top 10 films as a director

Clint Eastwood’s Top 10 films as a director

Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has been gracing our screens since the 1960s, and since then he’s become an established household name, but his directorial debut didn’t come until 1971 with the tightly wound psychological thriller, Play Misty for Me. Since then, his successful directorial career has spread across five decades. As we impatiently wait...

Top 10 Action Movies

Top 10 Action Movies

With the release of the action-packed Son of a Gun it’s time to revisit some of the best action movies that have defined and redefined the genre and many actors’ careers. Die Hard (1988) Die Hard is an action-packed thrill ride set in the claustrophobic setting of one multi-storey building. Bruce Willis looks like he’s having a ball with the quip-smart...

Black Sea – Top 5 High-Octane Thrillers

Black Sea – Top 5 High-Octane Thrillers

Kevin Macdonald, of The Last King of Scotland and How I Live Now fame, releases his brand new submarine thriller Black Sea on Friday. With Jude Law leading in a rather rough and ready departure from his polished previous roles, and Ben Mendelsohn in now classic firecracker mode, it’s a hotly anticipated one. The claustrophobic submarine setting, loose...

Best Book to Film Adaptations

Best Book to Film Adaptations

Hollywood has been using novels as source material for screenplays since its inception, engaging fans of the book to see their favourite characters brought to life on the silver screen. The list is as diverse as it is endless. One such film is Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling novel, ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared’....

Cinema’s most spectacular disaster films

Cinema’s most spectacular disaster films

With superhero movies now showing off the latest special effects and dominating the box office, the age of the disaster movie seemed to be over. Once the pinnacle of the movie calendar, disaster films demonstrated the awesome potential power of nature, or other beings, on earth and made us marvel at our own insignificance. Godzilla saw the return of this...

Dysfunctional Families In Film

Dysfunctional Families In Film

Dysfunctional families are fascinating to watch on screen purely to spot the resemblance, good or bad, to your own family members; they exist to show us that whatever life throws at us, families should stick together in order to make it through. This is none-more evident than in the Kickstarter-funded film Wish I Was Here, in cinemas September 19, which...

Top 10 Dark Comedies

Top 10 Dark Comedies

Dark comedies appeal by way of finding a potent level of dry humour, lost on some, in the most disturbing and dangerous situations. Difficult to get right, this genre has nevertheless grown in popularity in recent years due to the use of satire and absurdism to bring topical themes to the surface. To celebrate the release of comic thriller In Order of...

Top Films set in Las Vegas

Top Films set in Las Vegas

Casinos provide a rich backdrop to many films and TV shows throughout television history. There is something about the casino environment, especially those in Las Vegas, that capture the imagination. You can win big or lose everything, live the high life or end up in the seedy end of town. Cinematography has been making a continuous reference to this special...

Teen Romances on Screen

Teen Romances on Screen

Ever since Shakespeare penned his version of the tragic story of the beloved archetypal lovers, the arts have been infatuated with tragic teenage love. This feature takes a look at films that further expand on the themes of love and tragedy, and positions IF I STAY as a new and different take on an endlessly popular genre. In anticipation of the UK release...

From bullpens to basketball courts – The best true story sports movies

From bullpens to basketball courts – The best true story sports movies

You may have recently stumbled upon the news of the recent release of When the Game Stands Tall. The movie tells the true story of Bob Ladouceur, the football coach who turned the De La Salle High School Spartans from a little known team into footballing titans with a 151-game winning streak. The film has received mixed reviews – while Rotten Tomatoes gave it...