While there are elements of Kubrick’s classic that may now look worn, this is a film that still delivers a unique and audacious vision, reflecting social issues still present in modern society
From its stripped back poster design to the invention of the modern horror/sci-fi genre. Alien has imbedded itself in modern cinematic history, as a film that truly took cinema into the coldest reaches of space. Combining the emergence of the 1970s slasher film with the classic 1950s B-Movie in a stark modern vision of space …
Let us start by setting the scene. It is May 1977 and a cinema event unlike any before it is about to take place; the premiere of Star Wars – A New Hope. Breaking the boundaries of film, sound and science fiction. Star Wars would go on to become a phenomenon of film and culture, …
By Neil Baker on Friday, March 1, 2019 Coming of age stories have existed in filmmaking for decades. Offering us a window into the complexity, joy, frustration and urgency of our teenage and early adult experiences. Often reflecting back to us the intense feelings and powerful experiences we have on our journey to adult life. …
Its June 1989, I am 12 years old and eagerly awaiting the next instalment of the Bond franchise; Timothy Daltons second film playing the iconic spy.
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Here are 10 alternative films for those of you spending Valentines Day alone. So sit back with a big box of chocolates, a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy a night on your own. Single is so much easier!
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My first experience of cinema was the stunning, grand and magical Granada Cinema Bedford, as a child I will never forget the awe of this 1930s picture palace. Sitting opposite St Peters green in the town, it owned its surroundings with an assured and comforting design, a home to all the big screen adventures and experiences the week had to offer. I remember with fondness the long queues for a film, stretching around the corner of the building, the box office lined with red curtains, where you were issued with a small paper ticket that led to the large sweeping staircase, the Granada’s huge auditorium awaiting you.
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Long before Timothee Chalamet’s realistic and emotive performance in Beautiful Boy, Leonardo Di Caprio took on the role of a teenage Jim Carol in the The Basketball Diaries. Both films explore the damage, family breakdown and complexity of teenage addiction, and both are based on the real life stories of two young men living through addiction. Click for more
Kubrick’s version of The Shining has long been debated in its divergence from Kings book and whether the delivery of the films horror is more psychological than supernatural.
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