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Capricorn One, Moon-landing Deniers, Nil

On Saturday, August 25, 2012, the most famous man in the world passed away at the age of 82-Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Not just an American hero, but a hero to anybody who “dared to dream” as his Apollo 11 crew mate Buzz Aldrin paid tribute. Yet incredibly, even […]

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Blonde Ambition: Reinventing Bond

When MGM and EON obtained the rights to Casino Royale, it was akin to getting their hands on the Holy Grail. With Kevin McClory and his rival bids no longer dogging their heels, the way was clear to deliver Bond the way the world was used to seeing him. Except…why not go back to the […]

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Tim’s Top 10 Modern Movies

Sight And Sound’s 2012 list of best films ever is causing a stir. Like all such lists, the tastes of the contributors is subjective, and reactions range from sage nods of agreement to snorting derision. One thing that did strike several observers was the lack of any films beyond the 1960′s in the critics top […]

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The 10 Best Songs from Muppet movies

  Here at Cinetropolis we have a soft spot for The Muppets. In a moment of boredom John decided to knock together a top ten list based on his  favourite Muppet songs. Enjoy. If you disagree with him, make you own list in the comments box. 10. Can You Picture That No one rocks out like […]

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The Prisoner: Failure Is The Only Option

What do we want? Information. You won’t get it…oh, you know the drill. Few TV series have provoked so much debate, interest, and even downright outrage as Patrick McGoohan’s  The Prisoner (for he did indeed orchestrate almost every detail of the show)  in 1967. A paean to liberty, a Rand-ian blueprint, metaphysical exploration of the […]

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Terrence Malick: The Art Of Voiceover

No film-maker employs voiceover quite like Terrence Malick, or as often. Sometimes it can seem naive, like Sissy Spacek’s Holly in Badlands (“One day, while taking a look at some vistas in Dad’s stereopticon, it hit me that I was just this little girl, born in Texas, whose father was a sign painter, who only […]

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Into The Light: A Look Back at Batman Forever

  In Batman Returns Gotham had become a tiny sound stage full of extras from A Nightmare Before Christmas. It had also not performed as well as Warner Bros. had (rightly) expected it would. It was time to take Batman back into the mainstream. They wanted a third movie and most of all they wanted more light. […]

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Apocalypto Now: Jack O’Connell On The Run, In ’71

“Give it, and take it back.” The ritualised  boxing match “blooding” of young recruits in the training opening sequence of ‘71, by director Yann Demange (Top Boy) and writer Gregory Burke (Black Watch) deliberately wrong foots the audience that what follows may be a macho take on The Troubles. Instead, they seek to transcend the period’s […]

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The Silence of The Lambs – Who Wins The Scene

Here’s the latest video from Tony Zhou, this time analysing the pschology behind the two way exchange during the fist meeting between Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) and FBI rookie Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence Of The Lambs. Enjoy.  

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Reappreciation Society: Major Dundee (1965): The Proto – Peckinpah Western

  It was supposed to be third time’s the charm for director Sam Peckinpah. After two well received small westerns: The Deadly Companion, and Ride The high Country (which went down a storm in Europe and is now considered one of his greatest films), “Bloody Sam” was given a large scope, large budget Horse Soldier […]

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