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Feature-length documentary looks at the UK's love affair with alcohol

A Royal Hangover

A Royal Hangover is a feature-length documentary for Arthur Cauty and offers an unflinching look at the UK’s relationship with alcohol

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DP extraordinaire Roger Deakins picks his top movie moment

Ivan's Childhood

Film supremo Roger Deakins reveals a movie image that has stayed with him

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Michael Keaton: The Dark Knight Returns

Michael Keaton in Birdman

Simon Roger Key takes a closer look at Michael Keaton’s meaningful undercurrent of mood, which has been too little used in recent years

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RIP: Blockbuster Video, 1985-2013, and the 'rental experience'

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2013 saw the end of Blockbuster, but it is the ‘rental experience’ that Simon Roger Key will truly miss

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Dartmoor Killing: psychological thriller set on the moor

Dartmoor Killing

Dartmoor Killing is a new feature filmed from multi-award winning filmmaker Peter Nicholson

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The legacy of Ray Harryhausen

The skeletons attack in Jason and the Argonauts

Anyone who grew up with the wonderful stop-motion effects in the likes of Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans will know the name Ray Harryhausen. Last week, the stop-motion maestro sadly passed away – but he leaves behind a rich legacy of work that continues to inspire today’s blockbusters.

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The rise of the Latin American road trip movie

The Motorcycle Diaries

There have been a string of road movies based in South America in recent years. Sean Wilson takes a look at this fascinating and much welcome trend in contemporary world cinema.

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Danny Elfman: master of the musical macabre

Danny Elfman

Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful is currently proving magical at the box office – and it also features another wondrous score from Danny Elfman. I take a look back at the remarkable career of the endlessly inventive composer – one of the most creative individuals in the world of film music.

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South Korean Special: East Goes West

Oldboy

Recently, several acclaimed South Korean directors have moved into English language cinema. I take a look at this exciting and intriguing development.

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BAFTA 2013 reaction

The BAFTA’s are over for another year. Now it’s time to pick through the debris and assess the winners and losers at this year’s ceremony

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Buckle up! The five most harrowing air crashes on film

Flight

Robert Zemeckis’ new film Flight opens with a truly terrifying plane crash – here are some other noteworthy examples of in-flight terror.

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

Chris Trevena's Golden Charms video for Matthew & Me

Young Cornish emerging filmmaker Chris Trevena collaborates with Totnes based music act Matthew & Me on music video for their track Golden Charms

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Five Underrated Bond Songs

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Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, Nobody Does It Better … Many of the songs for the Bond franchise are as legendary as the films themselves. But here are some of the ones which have been unfairly neglected

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Ridley Scott: landscapes par excellence

Gladiator

Ridley Scott is a master of the visual image, some would say at the expense of story. Regardless, his movies are always a treat to look at – here are some iconic images from some of Scott’s movies.

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What is the future of Paignton Picture House Cinema?

Paignton Picture House in the 60s

Believed to be the oldest purpose-built cinema in Europe, the Paignton Picture House boasts a prestigious history that dates back to the birth of cinema. Once patronised by the likes of Agatha Christie, the cinema closed in 1999, and these memories now threaten to be lost in time. Sean Wilson speaks to two people who want to see the cinema kept open for historic and aesthetic purposes: projection enthusiast, Stuart Saunders and London-based, Torquay bred filmmaker, Anthony Bueno

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