Where to Start with Akira Kurosawa

Where to Start with Akira Kurosawa

He is one of the most legendary and influential filmmakers in history, and his work is instantly recognisable, but where would one start with Akira Kurosawa? Article by Francesca Militello.

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Judy (2019) Review

Judy (2019) Review

“A biopic of the year”, Rupert Goold’s Judy Garland movie ‘Judy’, starring Renée Zellweger as icon of the stage and screen Judy Garland, is “simply spectacular”. Francesca Militello reviews.

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The Holiday (2006) Review

The Holiday (2006) Review

It has become one of the Christmas holiday season’s most recognisable staples since its release in 2006, but does Nancy Meyers’ ‘The Holiday’, starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black still hold up? Francesca Militello reviews.

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Ford v Ferrari / Le Mans ’66 (2019) Review

Ford v Ferrari / Le Mans ’66 (2019) Review

New James Mangold film ‘Le Mans ’66’/’Ford v Ferrari’ (2019) starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale is “more than an exciting adventure into the world of motorsport made for motorsport enthusiasts” according to Francesca Militello’s review.

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Audrey Hepburn’s 3 Career Defining Performances

Audrey Hepburn’s 3 Career Defining Performances

She has gone down in history as one of the most iconic actresses of all time and a timeless fashion icon, but what are Audrey Hepburn’s career defining performances?

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Loki: The Development of One of Marvel’s Greatest Villains

Loki: The Development of One of Marvel’s Greatest Villains

He became one of the most iconic superhero villains of all time. In this feature, Francesca Militello charts Loki’s development from prince to villain to brother between ‘Thor’ and ‘Infinity War’.

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Mary Queen Of Scots (2019) Review

Mary Queen Of Scots (2019) Review

Oscar nominated Josie Rourke historical drama ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ (2019) had the star power but did it also have the required impact? Francesca Militello reviews.

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An Introduction to the Cinematography in Abel Gance’s ‘Napoleon’ (1927)

An Introduction to the Cinematography in Abel Gance’s ‘Napoleon’ (1927)

An introduction to the cinematography of the hugely influential French filmmaker Abel Gance via his epic genre classic ‘Napoleon’ (1927), by Francesca Militello.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Review

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Review

Adapted from the works of E.T.A. Hoffman & Tchaikovsky comes Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’, an “enjoyable but not all that memorable watch”.

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An Artist’s Contributions: David Wark Griffith

An Artist’s Contributions: David Wark Griffith

Highly influential ‘Broken Blossoms’ and ‘The Birth of a Nation’ director David Wark Griffith is the topic of Francesca Militello’s latest piece in her “An Artist’s Contributions” series. Just how did Griffith influence modern cinema? Find out here.

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