Election (1999) Review

Election (1999) Review

Alexander Payne finds his feet with lacerating high school & political satire ‘Election’ (1999), a film led by superb performances from Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Review by Christopher Connor.

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Citizen Ruth (1996) Review

Citizen Ruth (1996) Review

‘Citizen Ruth’ (1996), the feature debut of ‘Sideways’ and ‘Nebraska’ screenwriter-director Alexander Payne, starring Laura Dern as a pregnant drug addict, reviewed here by Christopher Connor.

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Time Bandits (1981) Review

Time Bandits (1981) Review

Terry Gilliam’s time travelling romp, ‘Time Bandits’ (1981), remains an example of his unique blend of humour and darkness. The first of Gilliam’s Trilogy of Imagination reviewed by Christopher Connor.

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Edgar Wright Movies Ranked

Edgar Wright Movies Ranked

Edgar Wright’s filmography is one of the most respected in mainstream cinema, his combination of Hollywood releases and British independents garnering a lot of attention. Christopher Connor ranks his work here.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Review

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Review

After success with ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’, Edgar Wright took to North America with his off-kilter adaptation ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ (2010). Christopher Connor looks back in this retrospective review.

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The World’s End (2013) Review

The World’s End (2013) Review

The Cornetto Trilogy came to an end with ‘The World’s End’ (2013), with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright offering perhaps their most underrated film. Christopher Connor reviews.

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Hot Fuzz (2007) Review

Hot Fuzz (2007) Review

The midpoint of The Cornetto Trilogy, ‘Hot Fuzz’, finds Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost firing on all cylinders. Christopher Connor reviews.

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Shaun of the Dead (2004) Review

Shaun of the Dead (2004) Review

In watching ‘Shaun of the Dead’ – one of the best loved British comedies of the contemporary era – it’s easy to see why the Cornetto Trilogy has proven so popular, and why Wright, Pegg and Frost have had exciting careers. Christopher Connor reviews.

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Goodfellas (1990) Review

Goodfellas (1990) Review

‘Goodfellas’ at 30 – Martin Scorsese’s Mob epic starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci remains both one of his greatest achievements and one of the best films of a storied genre. Christopher Connor reviews.

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