‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ at 15 – Review

‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ at 15 – Review

Fifteen years on from Tim Burton’s film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, the tale still makes for a powerful film. Review by Emily Nighman.

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‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ at 30 – Review

‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ at 30 – Review

Even under the thumb of Disney rule and the passing of its creator, The Muppets produced a Christmas classic in ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ (1992). Review by Katie Doyle.

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What Novelists Are For: ‘Atonement’ at 15

What Novelists Are For: ‘Atonement’ at 15

Joe Wright’s Oscar-winning period drama ‘Atonement’ is 15, and it remains an affecting film about stories and the very act of filmmaking. Essay by Margaret Roarty.

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‘Wanderlust’ and Its ‘Bizarro Cut’ at 10: How David Wain Split His Sensibility in Two for the Studio System

‘Wanderlust’ and Its ‘Bizarro Cut’ at 10: How David Wain Split His Sensibility in Two for the Studio System

10 years on from the release of David Wain’s cult comedy ‘Wanderlust’, starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, its ‘Bizarro Cut’ remains transparent about the comedy process. Essay by Nicholas Armstrong.

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85-Year-Old ‘My Man Godfrey’ Is a Crash Course in Comic Perfection

85-Year-Old ‘My Man Godfrey’ Is a Crash Course in Comic Perfection

Gregory La Cava comedy ‘My Man Godfrey’ (1936), starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, could teach modern Hollywood some lessons, even at 85 years old. Retrospective essay by Sloan De Forest.

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The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie

The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were beloved by legions of fans and described by legends of comedy as the very best around. What makes Stan and Ollie such an enduring act? Louis B Scheuer explores.

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King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) Review

King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) Review

The original battle of legendary kaiju King Kong and Godzilla was in 1962 Japanese film ‘King Kong vs Godzilla’, from Ishirō Honda. Scott Z Walkinshaw reviews.

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‘The Wedding Planner’ at 20 – Review

‘The Wedding Planner’ at 20 – Review

How does turn of the century rom-com ‘The Wedding Planner’ hold up at 20? Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey star, Libby Briggs reviews.

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Dune (1984) – What David Lynch Got Right

Dune (1984) – What David Lynch Got Right

Much maligned by audiences, critics and even the director himself, David Lynch’s 1984 Hollywood adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic novel ‘Dune’ remains deserving of cult status. Louis B Scheuer explores why.

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Bottle Rocket (1996) Review

Bottle Rocket (1996) Review

Owen Wilson is co-writer and star (alongside brother Luke Wilson) for Wes Anderson’s feature directorial debut ‘Bottle Rocket’ (1996), a film that shows hints of the director’s famously idiosyncratic authorial style. Review by Christopher Connor.

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