Wings (1927) Review

Wings (1927) Review

‘Wings’ (1927) is, for better or for worse, the first ever winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. Close to 100 years later, its issues and triumphs are more evident than ever. Review by Kieran Judge.

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News of the World (2021) Review

News of the World (2021) Review

‘News of the World’ (2021), from Bourne Series director Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, nominated for 4 Oscars including cinematography, is “two hours well spent”, but little more. Kieran Judge reviews.

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10 Perfect Horror Movie Double Bills

10 Perfect Horror Movie Double Bills

10 popular horror films are paired with 10 less popular horror films in this list of perfect horror movie double bills by Kieran Judge.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Review

Netflix Original ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ from screenwriter-director Aaron Sorkin and starring an ensemble including Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, reviewed by Kieran Judge.

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Harry Potter and the Uncredited Creator of That Chess Scene

Harry Potter and the Uncredited Creator of That Chess Scene

The story of Jeremy Silman, the International Master of Chess uncredited with work on ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and that iconic chess scene. Article by Kieran Judge.

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Breaking Principles: Passive Characters in ‘Vivarium’ (2020)

Breaking Principles: Passive Characters in ‘Vivarium’ (2020)

How ‘Vivarium’ (2020) succeeds in frustrating some and enlightening others through its choice of presenting actively-passive characters against all usual writing principles. Essay by Kieran Judge.

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Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t

Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t

When plot twists work and when they don’t. Kieran Judge explores one of cinema’s most controversial, discussion stirring narrative elements, ruminating on some of the form’s best and most famous examples.

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