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    The Look of Love explores the career of British porn entrepreneur Paul Raymond

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... who went to Winterbottom with the idea of doing a film about Raymond. Like most British people of a certain age, Winterbottom, 52, was aware of Raymond's empire, but knew little about ... not a name familiar to many people outside Britain. But there was a time when this self-made man was an ever-present fixture in the British tabloids. The so-called King of Soho dominated ...

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    Film review: Non-Stop is a thriller that never takes off

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 10:42pm by Richard James Havis

    ... as impetus for the action. It's only in the finale that the standard tropes of a disaster movie set in. Even then the action scenes are underplayed, as the film was made with a general release in mind. It all starts off well enough. Irish actor Liam Neeson plays US Air Marshal Bill Marks, the security agent charged with protecting a British flight headed from New York to London. ...

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    Film review: a free man is tricked and sold into slavery in 12 Years a Slave

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:35pm

    ... it premiered last August, British video artist-turned-film director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has received more than 140 award nominations,100 prizes and critical kudos galore. Nevertheless, ... 12 Years a Slave is one of those rare “must-watch” films. It also happens to be an extremely wellmade cinematic work that makes for captivating viewing. “Your story, it is amazing ...

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    Film review: doomed romance erupts in Pompeii

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:35pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... into the air and two lethal pyroclastic flows destroyed the two towns and most of their 16,000 inhabitants. This is brought vividly to life in British director Paul W.S. Anderson's Pompeii. ... The Notebook meets 2012. In short: in Pompeii, Anderson seems to have devised a whole new genre: historical-romance-action-disaster. The upside of this is that there is plenty going on in the film ...

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    Film Review: Pixar's 'Planes' fails to bring story to new heights

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... and Cantonese versions)   Pixar Animation set the template for anthropomorphic-style computer-animated films back in 1995 with Toy Story. The creators of that movie imbued non-human characters ... this film has the slimmest of storylines, and mechanical characters who aren't fully rounded enough to engage viewers. Essentially it's just one big race movie with the requisite narrative ...

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    Film review: action dominates new Superman movie

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... is delivered to him. Henry Cavill, the tall, dark and handsome British actor, was a perfect choice for the lead role, bringing his brooding, low-key pensiveness to the part of the conflicted do-gooder ...

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    Film review: Quartet

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by YVONNE TEH

    ... but many issues need to be resolved before Jean will agree to come out of retirement to perform. The film was shot on location in England and has a largely British cast. ... productions, so it’s a surprise that the film he has chosen to make his directorial debut feels safe and middlebrow. But still, this is the same Hoffman who is now as likely to be associated with Meet ...

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    Get Reel: how films can inspire and surprise

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:44pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... Yvonne Teh Yvonne Teh, Film Editor Years ago when I was living in Philadelphia, I came across a book in a video store bombastically titled Sex and Zen & A Bullet in the Head: The Essential Guide to Hong Kong's Mind-bending Films. Written by Stefan Hammond and Mike Wilkins when the local film industry was the third largest in the world (only Bollywood and Hollywood ...

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    Film review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a real Marvel

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:44pm by James Mottram

    ... of S.H.I.E.L.D. You might think the wheels would be coming off the Marvel Comics juggernaut by now. But Captain America: The Winter Soldier, an action-adventure film that far outstrips its 2011 ... storyline also cleverly lays the groundwork for further Marvel films. Captain America has always been one of the less interesting Marvel heroes- he's a bit strait-laced compared to Iron Man- ...

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    Film review: addicted to love in Nymphomaniac: Volume 1

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:44pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... is that the Danish director and writer has also produced porn films- such as HotMen CoolBoyz- through the Puzzy Power division of his Zentropa company that's also behind his latest controversial work. ... is that there is also a lot of dialogue-filled segments in this decades-spanning drama about a woman who's led an incredibly active sex life. The film makes use of extended conversations about various ...




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