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Michael Keaton in Birdman

Michael Keaton: The Dark Knight Returns

Michael Keaton in Birdman

Actors often pass into obscurity, even the ones who at one point were the hottest thing in Hollywood; unsurprisingly the world of celebrity is a fickle beast. Take Michael Keaton, who, for a short period of time – in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s – was one of Hollywood’s top leading men; a status indisputably due to his casting in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989).

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Chris Trevena's Golden Charms video for Matthew & Me

Golden Charms: Matthew & Me’s new video by young Cornish director

At just 19 years of age filmmaker Chris Trevena from Camborne is already building up an impressive showreel. Alongside studying for his HND in Media Moving Image at Truro College, Chris can often be found behind his camera, at gigs and festivals across the South West. An avid music listener, Chris has been working closely with several Devon and Cornwall based acts over the last 12 months, filming them live, and even throwing intimate festivals in his back garden.

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Gladiator

Ridley Scott: landscapes par excellence (SPOILER WARNING)

No director paints a landscape quite like Ridley Scott. All of his best works, and even some of his weaker ones, pull the audience into the environment alongside the characters, taking the breath away with pictorial beauty. Below are some of my favourite landscapes from Scott’s movies.

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Paignton Picture House in the 60s

What is the future of the Paignton Picture House Cinema?

Paignton Picture House in the 60s
Paignton Picture House in the 60s

Believed to be the oldest, purpose-built cinema in Europe, the Paignton Picture House on Torbay Road next to Paignton Train Station first opened sometime between 1907 and 1910, and closed its doors in 1999. Over those 90 odd years, the cinema was at the heart of the local community, and was patronised by the likes of Agatha Christie. An adaptation of Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence starring Donald Sutherland was even filmed in the building.

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