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Newbies, Oldies and Goodies: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS Film Review

By at December 21, 2015 | 1:00 am | 1 Comments

Newbies, Oldies and Goodies: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS Film Review

4 / 5 stars The skills needed to properly rejigger the Star Wars series happen, luckily enough, to be J.J. Abrams' strong suit: Understanding popular sci-fi culture remarkably well and evolving its mythology. Abrams exhibited these talents long before Star Wars was a gleam in his eye, right on your TV screen with Lost. There, his isolated universe had sci-fi zeitgeist more...

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Americana Revisited: George Lucas’s AMERICAN GRAFFITI

By at August 6, 2011 | 8:28 pm | 3 Comments

Americana Revisited: George Lucas’s AMERICAN GRAFFITI

Ed. note: Next week marks the anniversary of the US release of American Graffiti, which first hit screens the summer of 1973. Our UK contributor Matt Clough believes that after 38 years, the movie hasn't received enough credit. Here's his take. American Graffiti is an almost unique achievement in cinema, a film that perfectly encapsulates the time period it more...

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How the West Was Done: COWBOYS & ALIENS Film Review

By at July 29, 2011 | 4:16 pm | 1 Comments

How the West Was Done: COWBOYS & ALIENS Film Review

3 / 5 stars Cowboys & Aliens, starts out like any old western film. Parts of it make you feel like you mistakenly walked into a screening of There Will Be Blood or an episode of Deadwood (easy enough trick with both Paul Dano and Keith Carradine in the cast). The film opens on Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig), who doesn't know he's Jake Lonergan.  He mysteriously more...

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The Best Soundbites from AFI 100 Movies Special — Who Said What?

By at June 23, 2007 | 10:54 pm | 0 Comment

If you're still scratching your head over the AFI's latest 100 movies list, let it go. We can bicker and dicker about what's where on that list all night long. Let's just one thing's clear: Martin Scorsese is the new industry darling... finally. Instead, here are some of the best soundbites from the AFI TV presentation of the list. Lawrence of Arabia (#7) As a more...

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