“Shut Up and Deal” – How ‘The Apartment’ is Far From a Typical Christmas Love Story

“Shut Up and Deal” – How ‘The Apartment’ is Far From a Typical Christmas Love Story

With “sex, adultery and even suicide”, Billy Wilder’s 1960 comedy/drama ‘The Apartment’ is far from your typical Christmas love story. Craig Sheldon explores in this retrospective look at the all time classic.

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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Review

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Review

2018 Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is “a picture that settles for a greatest hits sing-along medley to let the audience do all the emotional work for themselves” according to Luke Whitticase of Whitty Stuff.

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The History of Zombies in Cinema

The History of Zombies in Cinema

Drawing from John Landis’ “Monsters in the Movies”, Rhian Gillah explores the development of zombies throughout cinematic history.

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Jacob’s Ladder: A Masterpiece Often Forgotten

Jacob’s Ladder: A Masterpiece Often Forgotten

Why more people should remember ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, a film that “takes the themes and iconography of horror and moves into something deeper and more meaningful” according to Kieran Judge.

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Instruments of Terror: The Music In Horror Films

Instruments of Terror: The Music In Horror Films

“music was the hot new thing in town and no other genre would benefit more than Hollywood’s angsty teenage brother, the horror film.” Craig Sheldon’s exploration of music in horror films, here.

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Fabric Love: Costume in Gay Cinema

Fabric Love: Costume in Gay Cinema

The role of clothing in male-male romances is very distinct. Annice White takes you through the how and why with comparisons between ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘God’s Own Country’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’.

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More Human Than Human: An Introduction to Cyberpunk

More Human Than Human: An Introduction to Cyberpunk

Where did cyberpunk originate and what makes it such an influential sci-fi sub-genre in cinema? Kieran Judge walks you through.

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Death Note (2017) Review

Death Note (2017) Review

Netflix “missed the point” of ‘Death Note’ in adapting it for their streaming service in 2017 according to Darcy Rae in her review of the Adam Wingard directed movie.

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Holy Water and Unholy Ghosts – The Resurrection of Hammer

Holy Water and Unholy Ghosts – The Resurrection of Hammer

Hammer, perhaps the most iconic horror movie company in the world, mirrored some of its classic films to come back from the dead. But what happened next? Kieran Judge examines…

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How To Make A Good Book-to-Movie Adaptation

How To Make A Good Book-to-Movie Adaptation

Beth Sawdon offers advice on how to make a good book-to-film adaptation, taking lessons from the good and often downright ugly adaptations of the past in this special feature.

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