• Unsung Heroes: Margaret Sixel And 480 Hours of Mad Max: Fury Road Footage

    Hats off to Margaret Sixel, the South African born editor of Mad Max: Fury Road. Up to that point, George Miller’s long-term editing partner (and also his wife) had never edited an action film before. And now she’s turned in the adrenalin main-lining film with surprising characterisation and depth, all told on the move in […]

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  • Blade Runner Retrospective Video Review

    Another in Oliver Harper‘s “Retrospective” series, this 38 minute video looks back at the making of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1982 sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner. Enjoy.  

    blade runner retrospective
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – We Don’t (?) Need Another Tribute

    It’s been a week. Still thinking about how amazing Mad Max: Fury Road is? You’re not alone. Dedicated maniacs, including massive movie geek and funnyman Patton Oswalt have been putting their own tributes together, and we’ve compiled a few for you below, including Patton’s “deleted scene” where he played Immortan Joe’s “stand-up comedian”… Here’s a […]

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  • Reappreciation Society: Young Sherlock Holmes

    There is no doubting that during the 1980s, Steven Spielberg was the king of excitement and had a Midas-like touch. When he was in the director’s chair he worked magic, but when he was in the producer’s chair he oversaw wonders. There was certainly something reassuring about the Amblin logo flashing before your eyes while […]

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  • The Shining: Vintage Film Comment Appreciation

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, here is a vintage 1980 article by Richard T Jameson from the archives of Film Comment magazine.   Camera comes in low over an immense Western lake, its destination apparently a small island at the center that seems to consist of nothing but treetops. Draw […]

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  • Mazerunner: The Making Of The Shining

    To celebrate the imminent 35 year anniversary of The Shining (which we’ll be covering at a very special event!) here is the behind the scenes making of documentary made by director Stanley Kubrick’s then 17 year old daughter Vivian. This was originally produced for the BBC’s arts programme Arena.

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  • Sympathy For The Devil? The Long Good Friday’s Harold Shand

    “You don’t crucify people! Not on Good Friday!” Like its London gangster anti-hero Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins), The Long Good Friday, completed in 1979 but not released until the next year by Lew Grade’s nervous lackeys, straddles the tired old Britain of Labour and the brash, unfeeling new Conservatism of the upcoming ’80’s. Harold, an old […]

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  • Apocalypse Wow: The Fury Road To Max Rockatansky’s Rebirth

    Like its eponymous wandering haunted hero, hooked up intravenously to Warboy Nux, Mad Max:Fury Road has provided a shot in the arm and jolt to the gonads of action cinema. And not just action – the spectacle, verve, colour and pared down themes recalling and improving on so much of the 100 + years of […]

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  • Scoring The Chase: The Music Of Mad Max: Fury Road

    One of the many amazing elements of Mad Max: Fury Road is the incredible score, a riot of “an insane rock opera” according to composer Junkie XL, AKA Tom Holkenborg. One that at times fuses with the immense drum / guitar rig that powers Immortan Joe’s Warboys on their chase after Max, Furiosa and the […]

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  • 2012 According to Mr. Phelps

    Let’s just jump in here shall we? Best Titles – Skyfall Tim already covered this in his review, and I don’t have much more to add apart from SKYFALL is a glorious film. It’s absolutely beautiful and the titles only sell it for how amazing it will be. It’s like an exquisite, beautiful meal made for your […]

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Unsung Heroes: Margaret Sixel And 480 Hours of Mad Max: Fury Road Footage

Hats off to Margaret Sixel, the South African born editor of Mad Max: Fury Road. Up to that point, George Miller’s long-term editing partner (and also his wife) had never edited an action film before. And now she’s turned in the adrenalin main-lining film with surprising characterisation and depth, all told on the move in […]

blade runner retrospective

Blade Runner Retrospective Video Review

Another in Oliver Harper‘s “Retrospective” series, this 38 minute video looks back at the making of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1982 sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner. Enjoy.  

mad max fury road gif max

Mad Max: Fury Road – We Don’t (?) Need Another Tribute

It’s been a week. Still thinking about how amazing Mad Max: Fury Road is? You’re not alone. Dedicated maniacs, including massive movie geek and funnyman Patton Oswalt have been putting their own tributes together, and we’ve compiled a few for you below, including Patton’s “deleted scene” where he played Immortan Joe’s “stand-up comedian”… Here’s a […]

zz young sherlock holmes photo-Le-Secret-de-la-pyramide-Young-Sherlock-Holmes-1985-2

Reappreciation Society: Young Sherlock Holmes

There is no doubting that during the 1980s, Steven Spielberg was the king of excitement and had a Midas-like touch. When he was in the director’s chair he worked magic, but when he was in the producer’s chair he oversaw wonders. There was certainly something reassuring about the Amblin logo flashing before your eyes while […]

the shining gif 2

The Shining: Vintage Film Comment Appreciation

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, here is a vintage 1980 article by Richard T Jameson from the archives of Film Comment magazine.   Camera comes in low over an immense Western lake, its destination apparently a small island at the center that seems to consist of nothing but treetops. Draw […]

the shining gif

Mazerunner: The Making Of The Shining

To celebrate the imminent 35 year anniversary of The Shining (which we’ll be covering at a very special event!) here is the behind the scenes making of documentary made by director Stanley Kubrick’s then 17 year old daughter Vivian. This was originally produced for the BBC’s arts programme Arena.

the long good friday 5

Sympathy For The Devil? The Long Good Friday’s Harold Shand

“You don’t crucify people! Not on Good Friday!” Like its London gangster anti-hero Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins), The Long Good Friday, completed in 1979 but not released until the next year by Lew Grade’s nervous lackeys, straddles the tired old Britain of Labour and the brash, unfeeling new Conservatism of the upcoming ’80’s. Harold, an old […]

mad max fury road 3

Apocalypse Wow: The Fury Road To Max Rockatansky’s Rebirth

Like its eponymous wandering haunted hero, hooked up intravenously to Warboy Nux, Mad Max:Fury Road has provided a shot in the arm and jolt to the gonads of action cinema. And not just action – the spectacle, verve, colour and pared down themes recalling and improving on so much of the 100 + years of […]

mad max fury road guitarist

Scoring The Chase: The Music Of Mad Max: Fury Road

One of the many amazing elements of Mad Max: Fury Road is the incredible score, a riot of “an insane rock opera” according to composer Junkie XL, AKA Tom Holkenborg. One that at times fuses with the immense drum / guitar rig that powers Immortan Joe’s Warboys on their chase after Max, Furiosa and the […]

skyfall

2012 According to Mr. Phelps

Let’s just jump in here shall we? Best Titles – Skyfall Tim already covered this in his review, and I don’t have much more to add apart from SKYFALL is a glorious film. It’s absolutely beautiful and the titles only sell it for how amazing it will be. It’s like an exquisite, beautiful meal made for your […]

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