Funny Games and the Victimisation of the Audience

Funny Games and the Victimisation of the Audience

How Michael Haneke makes us as much the victims of his world-renowned horror film ‘Funny Games’ as he does his central characters. A feature essay by Jacob Heayes.

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New Order (2020) BFI LFF Review

New Order (2020) BFI LFF Review

‘New Order’ (2020), from Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco, is “a daunting but very well crafted art-house thriller”. Naian González Norvind stars. Review by Jack Cameron.

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Fractured (2018) Review

Fractured (2018) Review

If you’re looking for an independent horror film to watch, the gripping, spooky, gory and unique ‘Fractured’ starring ‘Skins’ star April Pearson would make for a good choice. Sophie Cook reviews.

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How Midsommar and The Wicker Man Hold Much of the Same Wisdom

How Midsommar and The Wicker Man Hold Much of the Same Wisdom

How in trying to avoid taking pointers from ‘The Wicker Man’, Ari Aster made the closest thing to it, ‘Midsommar’, and how both films use the same wisdom to terrify all of us. Article by Louis B Scheuer.

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Zombieland (2009) Review

Zombieland (2009) Review

“a great team of characters who forge a distinct and enjoyable chemistry” in Ruben Fleischer’s 2009 zombie hit ‘Zombieland’, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone. Libby Briggs reviews.

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Easy A (2010) Review

Easy A (2010) Review

Can you believe that it has been 10 years since the release of ‘Easy A’? Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes and more star in Will Gluck’s version of “The Scarlet Letter”, reviewed by Martha Lane.

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Why the 1980s Is the Best Decade for Horror

Why the 1980s Is the Best Decade for Horror

Why the politics, special effects, music and themes of horror movies in the 1980s make for the best decade in the history of the genre. Article by James Harris.

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Feeling Blue, Facebook? The Colour Symbolism of The Social Network

Feeling Blue, Facebook? The Colour Symbolism of The Social Network

How David Fincher’s Mark Zuckerberg Facebook movie uses colour to evoke meaning and further story. Essay by Kristina Murkett.

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Oldboy (2003) Review

Oldboy (2003) Review

Chan-wook Park breakout directorial hit ‘Oldboy’ (2003), starring Min-sik Choi in a remarkable leading role, “is an ultra-violent, challenging film”. Full movie review by Andy English here.

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Pitch Perfect Movies Ranked

Pitch Perfect Movies Ranked

The three movies from the Pitch Perfect series Ranked (from worst to best) in terms of enjoyment, artistic credibility and audience perception, by Emma Kershaw.

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