Tag Archives: Alice in Wonderland

15 Years On: The Fellowship of the Ring 

There are three film franchises that have impacted me above all others. First, there came STAR WARS, which kept me happy throughout my first decade (on VHS – sadly I’m too young to have seen the original trilogy on the … Continue reading

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Review: Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Six years ago it seemed like Tim Burton had found the perfect material to marry with his distinctive visuals and irreverent take on the world: Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. The resulting film, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, may have been colourful but … Continue reading

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“Alas…he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life” (RIP Alan Rickman)

January 2016 will go down as a cruel time for the arts. Just days after transcendent musician David Bowie passed away at 69 from cancer, character actor extraordinaire Alan Rickman has died at the same age from the same dreadful … Continue reading

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Review: Maleficent (2014)

MALEFICENT’s opening narration: “Let us tell an old story anew and see how well you really know it” might as well be the House of Mouse’s filmmaking mantra at this point in time, and basically gives them license to do … Continue reading

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Review: The Double (2013)

Surely it goes without saying by now that Richard Ayoade is one talented gent. I loved his feature directing debut SUBMARINE, and THE DOUBLE takes everything that worked in that film and amps it up, refines it, and takes it … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp, Acting Stagnation and the Promise of Retirement

Today brought the news that Johnny Depp has an eye on retirement in the not too distant future. This will devastate some, and please others (myself included) who think Depp hasn’t really looked passionate about his chosen profession for a … Continue reading

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