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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A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Review

A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Review

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1946 romantic drama, ‘A Matter of Life and Death’, “is a towering metaphysical masterpiece” of cinema. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Caliber 9 (1972) Review

Caliber 9 (1972) Review

‘You Have to Accept It’: Fate and Power in Fernando di Leo’s Milano calibro 9 (Calibre 9, 1972). Review by Paul A J Lewis.

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Down Among the Big Boys (1993) Review

Down Among the Big Boys (1993) Review

Billy Connolly stars in Scottish gangster film ‘Down Among the Big Boys’ from 1993. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Little Voice (1998) Review

Little Voice (1998) Review

“Nostalgic, funny, cinematic and deep, Little Voice is a terrifically well performed and well constructed piece of British cinematic history”. Joseph Wade reviews Mark Herman’s adaptation starring Caine, McGregor, Blethyn and Horrocks.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Review

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Review

Mark Herman’s memorable 2008 holocaust drama ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ is a movie with a “hard-hitting and emotional narrative”, “a deserved classic for future cinephiles”. Bethen Blackabee reviews.

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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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Comfort and Joy (1984) Review

Comfort and Joy (1984) Review

Two rival ice cream gangs and the radio presenter stuck in the middle of it all. That’s the premise for Bill Forsyth’s 1984 comedy ‘Comfort and Joy’, a landmark of Scottish cinema according to Mark Carnochan.

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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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The Full Monty (1997) Review

The Full Monty (1997) Review

A BAFTA and Oscar winner, ‘The Full Monty’ is “not just a northern comedy about men who take their clothes off”. Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy star in Peter Cattaneo’s South Yorkshire classic. Annice White reviews.

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