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  • BRECK EISNER: AN INTERVIEW

    BRECK EISNER: AN INTERVIEW

    20th July 2010 | 0 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

     With a few successful TV projects (including an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Taken) and a big budget action feature (Sahara) under his belt, Breck Eisner piqued the interest of a somewhat unexpected crowd with his hit 2009 horror flick The Crazies. The film, which came stamped with Romero’s seal of approval, delighted many horror fans and made the industry sit up and take note of this new force in ‘Genre’...

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  • The Pizza Miracle: A short film by Tony Grisoni

    The Pizza Miracle: A short film by Tony Grisoni

    14th July 2010 | 0 comments | 1 person likes this

    Dir: Tony Grisoni            Cast: Stanley Townsend, Josef Altin, Matt Berry, Anamaria Marinca

    Tony Grisoni, the acclaimed screenwriter behind Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the acclaimed Red Riding trilogy, made his move into direction with his 1999 short film Vanished! A Video Séance. The Pizza Miracle is his third, and most recent, short; and it is a delightfully melancholy and warming tale about the unspoken, and often unrequited, sacrifices that...

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  • Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)

    Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)

    7th June 2010 | 0 comments | 2 people like this

    Director: Joann Sfar                        Cast: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta,

    The name Serge Gainsbourg brings to mind that peculiarly French brand of charming and sexually liberated arrogance. His music was playful and rude, his showmanship delightfully droll. Cigarette in hand, with croaking wisps of biting sarcasm, he encapsulated perfectly the laconic but immense passion of the French spirit. But behind this illuminated public persona lay an introverted and stubborn individual....

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  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

    17th May 2010 | 0 comments | 1 person likes this

    Director: Ridley Scott            Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max Von Sydow, Mark Strong, William Hurt

    When Richard the Lionheart is killed in battle, Robin Longstride and his band of weary men break away from the army and head straight for the coast. On route they witness the King’s second-in-command, Robert Loxley, being ambushed by a gang of French troops lead by a treacherous British courtier, Godfrey. After rescuing the crown and...

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  • AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY – An interview with directors Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas

    AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY – An interview with directors Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas

    12th May 2010 | 1 comments | 1 person likes this

    Bill Hicks is one of the most renowned cult figures in the world of comedy, adored across the world for his unique brand of astoundingly filthy yet spell-bindingly poetic satire. But relatively little is known about his personal life, and in the fifteen years since his untimely death, only a smattering of short documentaries and live recordings has kept his memory alive. Well Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas have put...

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  • American: The Bill Hicks Story

    American: The Bill Hicks Story

    18th March 2010 | 2 comments | 1 person likes this


    This fine documentary opens with a simple but salient point: who do we pay to talk to us? Politicians? Perhaps. Pastors? Maybe sometimes… The answer is comics. Comedians are the only people to whom we offer our money and say, “please talk to me… make me laugh at myself and the things around me.” In an age of global hostility, fear, and repression of thought and individuality, the voice of...

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  • A Prophet: The shining star of a dying constellation

    A Prophet: The shining star of a dying constellation

    25th January 2010 | 0 comments | 3 people like this


    Dir: Jacques Audiard Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif
    Jacques Audiard is perhaps the only filmmaker working today whose cannon of films can be uttered in the same breath as those of Melville and Chabrol. Like those giants of the Nouvelle Vague, Audiard is a master of the thriller/ crime genre and has spent the best part of his career unpicking its tightly knit conventions and tropes to create some...

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  • The Father of my Children: A languid and stunning film about the cinema

    The Father of my Children: A languid and stunning film about the cinema

    21st January 2010 | 0 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    Dir: Mia Hansen-Løve      Cast: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Alice de Lencquesaing, Eric Elmosnino

    Hansen-Løve was inspired to create The Father of My Children following the tragic suicide of Humbert Balsan in 2005. Balsan was a prolific producer and one of the most respected figures in French cinema, and his suicide sent shock waves through the industry, but the fact that one of those waves resulted in this beautiful and touching...

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  • Saadiyat Island: a shimmering vision of the future

    Saadiyat Island: a shimmering vision of the future

    8th January 2010 | 1 comments | 2 people like this

    On January 1st - with an insufferable hangover and a throat-clenching realisation that another year was sitting before me, just waiting to be got through -  I headed for Abu Dhabi to revitalise my weary skin and rekindle my passion for the Arabic world.

    Abu Dhabi is not currently the most inspiring of destinations, and when I wasn't eating or reading I was searching for some crumbling remnants of pre-oil Arabian...

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  • The Top Ten ‘Top Ten of the Decade Lists’ of the Decade… List

    The Top Ten ‘Top Ten of the Decade Lists’ of the Decade… List

    18th December 2009 | 3 comments | 2 people like this


    There are two things that upset me about the ‘09’ year of each decade. Firstly, I am confused by the global conviction that this constitutes the end of a decade. As far as I am concerned, a decade begins in year ‘1’, not year ‘0’. Of course, either option is equally viable; but surely this impenetrable ambiguity should completely remove the need to celebrate the death of one decade and...

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Nicholas Deigman

Nicholas Deigman

Nicholas graduated in 2008 after three carefree years reading Film Studies. He has since been eking out a living as a script reader, runner, and intern around various production companies and film magazines in London. He will be tapping into the film industry that he has attached himself to like an aphid in order to bring you up-to-date news on interesting film projects.

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