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Luna: An Interview with Dave Mckean
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Luna: An Interview with Dave Mckean

As a multi – award winning comic book artist, author, filmmaker, illustrator and photographer it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to an individual like Dave Mckean. From hugely influential artistic collaborations with Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, Mirrormask) to the sublime illustrations of Grant Morrison’s hugely popular […]

Hollywood Down the Cable — Popular Films on Netflix and Prime
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Hollywood Down the Cable — Popular Films on Netflix and Prime

As winter approaches and the sun sets earlier, the likelihood of spending evenings indoors increases. The cold and darkness provide the perfect excuse to watch movies indoors. Many of us are turning to online streaming to watch everything from classic films to recent Hollywood blockbusters. Fans of the silver screen, […]

The Pigeon Roars – 71st Venice International Film Festival Round-up
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The Pigeon Roars – 71st Venice International Film Festival Round-up

The projector’s turned off, the red carpet rolled up and unwanted delegates have been banished from the safe confines of the 5 star Excelsior hotel. After 11 days of non-stop screenings and a dollop of star power, the 71st Venice International Film Festival has drawn to a close. When the […]

The Cut Interview Part 1 – Fatih Akin
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The Cut Interview Part 1 – Fatih Akin

The Armenian Genocide that started in 1915 remains a hugely controversial issue today. Nearly 100 years on, Turkey, and many other countries, do not officially recognise it as genocide. With very few films made about this event, The Cut, selected to compete in the main competition at the 71st Venice […]

The Cut Interview Part 2 – Tahar Rahim
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The Cut Interview Part 2 – Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim only came to widespread notice five years ago when he landed the lead role in Jacques Audiard’s brilliant prison drama A Prophet. Since then, he’s continued to build an impressive CV, working with some of the best filmmakers currently active. The latest to secure his talents is Fatih […]

Flowers of Taipei: An Interview with Chinlin Hsieh
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Flowers of Taipei: An Interview with Chinlin Hsieh

One of the main delights on offer at festivals is the opportunity to stumble across films that might otherwise never receive the exposure they deserve. This is particularly true of documentaries that are increasingly relegated to Netflix’s eccentric collection. It’s a shame because there are real gems out there. Flowers […]

Good Kill Interview Part 1 – Ethan Hawke and Andrew Niccol
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Good Kill Interview Part 1 – Ethan Hawke and Andrew Niccol

Barely a day goes by now without news of another US military drone strike. Sometimes its positive news, other times it’s tragic, but either way, the future of armed conflict appears to be here already. Arriving to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, Good […]

Good Kill Interview Part 2 – January Jones and Zoë Kravitz
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Good Kill Interview Part 2 – January Jones and Zoë Kravitz

As the US military continues to ramp up the number of drone attacks while shifting funds away from manned aerial warfare, it has become an issue deserving of more and more scrutiny. Arriving to compete in the main competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, Good Kill does just […]

Fires on the Plain: An Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto
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Fires on the Plain: An Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto

No one can accuse Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto of being afraid of a challenge. Not only has he set his new film in the depths of the Philippine jungle during World War II, he also cast himself in the lead role as Private Tamura, a man tested to the limit. […]

Nabat: An Interview with Elchin Musaoglu and Fatemeh Motamed Arya
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Nabat: An Interview with Elchin Musaoglu and Fatemeh Motamed Arya

The line-up at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, the oldest in the world, drew initial concern when it arrived shorn of some of the big name films many had predicted in advance. Instead, a broader and significantly more eclectic selection was put forward, which, as the festival has progressed, […]