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GLAAD Say Hollywood LGBTQ Representation Hit New Low in 2017

GLAAD Say Hollywood LGBTQ Representation Hit New Low in 2017

GLAAD today released the results of a Hollywood studio survey that outed studios on their lack of LGBTQ representation in Hollywood movies in 2017, with the organisation refusing to give a single studio a "pass" grade.[...]
Cannes 2018 - Full List of Festival Winners

Cannes 2018 - Full List of Festival Winners

In a ceremony headlined by an impassioned Asia Argento speech on industry sexism, a panel headed by Cate Blanchett awarded the best of Cannes International Film Festival 2018 with prestigious awards such as the Palme d'Or. The full list of winners here.[...]
'Infinity War' Breaks New Records and 'Black Panther' Exits | UK Box Office Report 11-13th May 2018

'Infinity War' Breaks New Records and 'Black Panther' Exits | UK Box Office Report 11-13th May 2018

'Infinity War' becomes the highest grossing superhero movie of all time, 'The Greatest Showman' is 2017's 4th highest grossing film, 'Black Panther' breaks worldwide top 10 for all time, and more in the our box office report for the weekend starting 11th May 2018.[...]
The Foreigner (2017) Snapshot Review

The Foreigner (2017) Snapshot Review

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in 'The Foreigner' (2017) from 'Casino Royale' director Martin Campbell, a movie Joseph Wade has tagged as "an effective piece [...] worth an intrigued glance". Full review here.[...]
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine - Cinema's Most Romantic Moments Part 1

Exploring the Great Empathy Machine - Cinema's Most Romantic Moments Part 1

In his third blog on The Great Empathy Machine we know as cinema, Joseph Wade presents part 1 of a miniseries of posts regarding Cinema's Most Romantic Moments. He begins with 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and the line "what if you stayed this time?"[...]
The Clapper (2018) Snapshot Review

The Clapper (2018) Snapshot Review

"There are no saving graces here. This is bad. This is so bad it might even be offensive." - Joseph Wade's review of the Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried film 'The Clapper' (2018).[...]
'Avengers: Infinity War' Sets More Box Office Records | UK Box Office Report 4-6th May 2018

'Avengers: Infinity War' Sets More Box Office Records | UK Box Office Report 4-6th May 2018

'Avengers: Infinity War' has become the 5th highest grossing movie since 2016 after just 11 days of release! This and so much more box office analysis in Joseph Wade's UK Box Office Report 4-6th May 2018, here.[...]
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine: Blog 2 - Subjectivity in Criticism

Exploring the Great Empathy Machine: Blog 2 - Subjectivity in Criticism

In Exploring the Great Empathy Machine blog 2, Joseph Wade explores subjectivity in film criticism, analysis and fandom. Check out his thoughts and theories and let him know your "guilty pleasures" here.[...]
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.[...]
Full Avengers: Infinity War Box Office Analysis | UK Box Office Report Apr 27-29th 2018

Full Avengers: Infinity War Box Office Analysis | UK Box Office Report Apr 27-29th 2018

Full reports on 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018) in the UK, North America and worldwide, as it sets all kinds of records at the box office. Take a look at how it compares to other superhero movies and the historical importance of the film in this week's UK box office report.[...]
Exploring the Great Empathy Machine: Joseph Wade Blog 1 - An Introduction

Exploring the Great Empathy Machine: Joseph Wade Blog 1 - An Introduction

In the first of a new blog series, our editor Joseph Wade discusses the impact of 'Interstellar' on his life and how YouTube channel Like Stories of Old helped him to understand how so many of his favourite films are linked.[...]
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Review

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Review

Our spoiler-free review of 'Avengers: Infinity War' tags the movie as "unforeseen and unprecedented", "an event invitation you're not going to want to pass up on". Read it here.[...]
Rampage vs A Quiet Place | UK Box Office Report 20-22nd April 2018

Rampage vs A Quiet Place | UK Box Office Report 20-22nd April 2018

$120million action-monster movie 'Rampage' versus $17million horror film 'A Quiet Place' at the box office, plus news on the UK performance of 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' and the pre-'Infinity War' landscape in this week's UK box office report.[...]
Kickboxer (1989) Snapshot Review

Kickboxer (1989) Snapshot Review

Lower your plotline standards, avoid looking for any connections and don’t take it too seriously, because watching 'Kickboxer' (1989) is like having a cheap and dirty one-night stand.[...]
Netflix versus Cannes: All You Need to Know

Netflix versus Cannes: All You Need to Know

Netflix and Cannes Film Festival have been embroiled in a bitter debate regarding cinema. Here's all you need to know about the Netflix versus Cannes debate.[...]
Is Rampage a Financial Success? | UK Box Office Report 13-15th April 2018

Is Rampage a Financial Success? | UK Box Office Report 13-15th April 2018

'Rampage' tops the chart, but is it actually financially successful? Which national cinema has become the 3rd biggest in UK cinemas over the past 12 months? Could 'A Quiet Place' become the most profitable movie of 2018? Answers to these questions and more in this week's UK Box Office Report 2018.[...]
Jaws (1975) Snapshot Review

Jaws (1975) Snapshot Review

As more blood clouds the water, Brody must keep a clear head while keeping Quint and Hooper from bashing each other’s in, and avoid the rows of razor sharp teeth waiting for him under the waves.[...]
'To the Bone' (2017) Snapshot Review

'To the Bone' (2017) Snapshot Review

"Impressively, whilst maintaining a thoughtful approach, [Netflix's 'To the Bone' (2017)] didn’t shy away from showing the brutality of its topics" according to Sophie Grant in her Snapshot Review of the film.[...]
Tomb Raider (2018) Snapshot Review

Tomb Raider (2018) Snapshot Review

'Tomb Raider' (2018) is "a finished product that fans of the gaming franchise and adventure movies in general may appreciate or even come to adore" according to Francesca Militello's review of the film starring Alicia Vikander.[...]
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Snapshot Review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Snapshot Review

Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's plot is weak, features an absentee villain and is devoid of emotion. Thankfully comedy refreshed a rebooted concept, bringing new energy to the typical archetypal cast of angst-ridden teens.[...]