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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Horror film genre's defining moment

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by STEPHEN APPLEBAUM

    ... Stephen Applebaum Forty years after its release, horror genre-defining film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is still terrifying Whichever way you slice it Forty years ago this month, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released in cinemas. Yet even as it enters its fifth decade, Tobe Hooper's horror film remains a master class in terror, having lost little of its power ...

  2. Ancient mystery works evil magic on newly arrived family

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Glass Demon By Helen Grant Published by Penguin ISBN 9780141325767 This new thriller by Helen Grant for older teens is as good as, if not better than, some of the so-called thrillers heading up the best-seller lists of adult fiction. Grant ...

  3. Harakiri

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Peter Walbrook FROM THE VAULT: 1962 Harakiri Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentaro Mikuni, Akira Ishihama Director: Masaki Kobayashi The film: Although it won the Special Jury Prize at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival, several members of Harakiri's opening screening audience reportedly passed out during the first scene of ritual suicide, or seppuku (which is also ...

  4. Exploitation

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... proved extremely adept at all forms of exploitation film, but Bava's 1960 gothic masterpiece transcends the genre. One of his proteges, Dario Argento ... Richard James Havis There are good films, there are bad films- and there are exploitation films. These cheaply produced movies, which usually focus on gore, sex and horror, began life ...

  5. Action plan

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis The recession has meant that it's become more difficult than ever to find financing for independent films. But the progressively minded Rotterdam International Film Festival has come up with Cinema Reloaded (cinemareloaded.com/en), an innovative idea to encourage audiences to invest in films that they'd like to see. The site presents three ...

  6. Thrilling adventure as girl with mystery package flees terrorists

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen There are lots of quality conspiracy thrillers for adults in bookshops. The success of the Bourne novels and films shows that there is a large market for stories involving espionage, exciting chases and breathtaking plot twists. In The Starlight Conspiracy, Steve Voake weaves all the successful bits and pieces of adult conspiracy thrillers into a heart-stopping tale ...

  7. FROM THE VAULT: 1948

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Peter Walbrook Louisiana Story Starring: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, Frank Hardy Director: Robert J. Flaherty The film: Pioneering documentary filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty travelled ... But for his last and, some say, best film, he visited a Louisiana bayou in his native US to film a docu-drama about an oil rig coming to a small Cajun community. Flaherty's striking imagery saves ...

  8. Chick Flicks

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... between a woman's film and a man's, the authors say you've clearly never tried to drag a bloke to see How to Make an American Quilt. Reviews of must-sees are given extra space, ...

  9. London Boulevard (Film)

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Knightley), and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster. The British film is based on a novel by Ken Bruen, with screenplay and direction by William Monahan, who won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for Martin Scorsese's The Departed. It is an adaptation of the classic Hollywood film Sunset Boulevard and is set in the violent underworld of south London. Farrell is superb in his ...

  10. movie buff

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai JOHN CARPENTER: HOLLYWOOD'S LAST GENRE DIRECTOR Few moviegoers would consider John Carpenter a great American filmmaker. His recent films, such as the western horror ... to Carpenter's clever storytelling and inventive camerawork- gave birth to the genre of slasher films, which has been revived since the late 1990s thanks to Wes Craven's Scream series. His ability ...




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