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Scene Of The Crime: The A-Team

  The A-Team’s big screen incarnation of 2010 is a poor shadow of the fun and escapism of Stephen J. Cannell’s original TV show. Heck, it barely even features the iconic, rousing theme tune. It has a few cool set pieces like the parachuting tank and the prison van break out, but overall it’s loud […]

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Reappreciation Society: Kingdom Of Heaven

David Thomson, in his book “Have You Seen?” said of Anthony Mann and Charlton Heston’s Bank Holiday stand-by El Cid, that it is “one of the last authentic epics in American film history,” although admitting that today it is “rather awkwardly anti-Islamic in its basis.” At the time of writing (2008) he didn’t think “there […]

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Extra Relish: My On-Set adventure with Michael Collins

  In the summer of 1995, the cry went out for unpaid volunteers to pad out the crowd scenes for Neil Jordan’s epic drama Michael Collins. Thousands heeded the call, and I, dear reader, was one of them. On leave from work for a few days in early August, I idly flicked through the local […]

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