Tag Archives: Gladiator

Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2014

Well, it’s been an interesting year on the Big Screen. Last year, I said that 2014 would be the cinematic pits. I’ll admit that I wasn’t entirely correct. Some of the films I dreaded did indeed turn out a bit … Continue reading

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Review: Life Itself (2014)

LIFE ITSELF is an incredible documentary made by a film lover, about a film lover, for film lovers. It’s about love, about passion more than anything else, and I like to think Roger Ebert would have approved of this take … Continue reading

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Review: Pompeii (2014)

Well, that was disappointing. When it was announced an all-out modern blockbuster was being made based on the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, I thought, what could go wrong? You’ve got inbuilt human pathos, the chance to … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful’s Frankenstein: Faithful and Thoughtful

The following article contains spoilers for Episodes 1 and 2 of Showtime’s new television series PENNY DREADFUL, and for a 196-year-old novel. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for slightly trashy pseudo-historical romps on TV – THE TUDORS, DRACULA and now … Continue reading

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Review: The Counsellor (2013)

For confused British viewers (including myself), THE COUNSELLOR is about a lawyer, not a therapist. Ridley Scott’s latest brings together a seemingly talented bunch of actors, craftsmen (including DARK CITY’s cinematographer and GLADIATOR’s editor) and the legendary Cormac McCarthy writing … Continue reading

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In All Good Taste (RIP Paul Walker)

Paul Walker died yesterday in a car crash at the age of 40. When any young man’s life is cut short it’s a tragic event, and that goes double (rightly or wrongly) for someone so recognisable around the world, someone … Continue reading

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