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Oscars 2014 Predictions: Best Screenplay

It all begins with the screenplay, Angus Harrison tells us which stories he believes are the most Oscar-worthy this year

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: The Master (1967-2014)

Angus shares his own personal reflections on the tragic passing of the brilliant Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Preview: The Double

Angus Harrison previews Richard Ayoade’s next film, based on the work by Dostoyevsky

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Contrary Corner: Menage a Toys

Angus tells us why he believes Toy Story is the only truly perfect film trilogy

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Review: 12 Years a Slave

By the end of watching this film, it was clear to me that I had experienced something altogether different from what I had expected. It is not a ‘film you must see’ in a history textbook way, rather it is a film that deserves to be experienced as a piece of theatre, a work of art, an exercise in endurance.

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Cornerhouse Pick of the Week: Jeune et Jolie

Angus reflects on the latest offering from François Ozon and many of the themes we’d expect from modern French cinema

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Preview: American Hustle

As the seventies became the eighties, con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his cunning mistress Sydney Prosser (Adams) are pushed into the world of the Jersey mafia by the FBI.

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Bwana Devil – Lessons From the Third Dimension

Bwana Devil was the first 3D feature film ever released. Unlike Gravity which is currently sitting on 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, the reviews of Bwana Devil weren’t too kind. One critic wrote “It is the worst movie in my rather faltering memory, and my hangover from it was so painful that I immediately went to see a two-dimensional movie for relief.”

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Top 5: Cereal Scenes

The Film Editors countdown their favourite scenes which snap, crackle and pop

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Review: Rush

“Men love women, but what men really love…is cars.”

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Mainstream cinema should open the door to the ‘one who knocks’

As many times as Hollywood blows up London or wipes out 89 percent of the population, I will never feel the rush of fear and dread I felt watching a DEA officer sat on the toilet reading Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

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Review: Diana

The failures of Diana prove that trying to simply profit from a national tragedy, blindly retelling well known history, is lazy and in this case borders on emotional manipulation.