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Valentine’s Day: 5 Anti-Valentines Day Films

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It’s that time of year again, Valentine’s Day. Whether you are in a happy relationship or not, this time of year always feels like romance is being forced down our throats and frankly it makes some of us feel sick. ...

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Valentine’s Day Classic: ‘Brief Encounter’

Brief Encounter

This contributor tends to be as cynical as the next person in thinking that February 14th has become too commercial and Valentine’s Day is all just so that the greetings card companies can take a bit more of our money ...

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Valentine’s Day: 11 Unhappily Ever Afters


The tragic, tear-jerking love story is a staple for Valentine’s Day movies. Whether they are stories of long lost loves, star-crossed lovers, or epic events which tear people apart, all these movies can provide an emotional catharsis. Because despite all ...

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Valentine’s Day Classic: The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

George Cukor’s bright and scintillating Academy Award winning adaptation of the hit play by Phillip Barry, The Philadelphia Story is a romantic comedy that centers around the scandal surrounding a rich, bride-to-be socialite (Katharine Hepburn) and the potential threat to ...

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Valentine’s Day: 9 Best Indie Date Movies


Stuck for something to watch with your significant other this Valentine’s Day? It can be difficult to find something that isn’t too cheesy, or that won’t make you feel too terrible about your relationship during this lovey-dovey time. However, there’s ...

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Berlinale: Goldfinger’s Enduring Appeal


February 5th 2015 saw the start of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in Germany. Amongst the movies jostling for the grand prize and the various Netflix series getting their debut lies a real treat for cineastes – the classic ...

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9 Coming of Age Movies About Girlhood


With all the news about Boyhood’s success  and its new release on Blu-Ray and DVD, we thought it was time to turn audiences onto some worthy stories of girls coming of age for counter-programming. From classics to lesser known indies, ...

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Would ‘Boyhood’ work if it was ‘Girlhood’

Tree of Life

The front runner in this year’s Oscar race, and winner of numerous best picture awards already, is Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. The film is an achievement in film-making, editing, and the very nature of the often rushed independent film productions we ...

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The Evolution of Paul Thomas Anderson Films

Paul Thomas Anderson

For all his critical acclaim, you couldn’t label Paul Thomas Anderson as a director of great experience, with his debut feature film Hard Eight hitting screens in 1996. Just as John is guided by Sydney in Hard Eight, so are ...

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Acting Profiles: Scoot McNairy

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Texan Scoot McNairy is one of the most in demand American actors working today. Last year, he starred in four very different films; Frank, Non-Stop, The Rover, and Gone Girl. And in each, he played a completely different (sometimes unrecognizable) ...

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