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The Green-Light | Why Silence could be Martin Scorsese’s best film

 § § ‘Yes, the title to this piece alone invites controversy. How could any film directed by Martin Scorsese possibly be better than the likes of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, or Goodfellas? My answer is simple: Jesus.’ — — Read at Flickreel. — — Follow the editor @GaryGreenScreen —

Ranking every single summer blockbuster since 1977

 § § ‘But was 2016 really this bad? Was this the end-point that the endless cycle of sequels and remakes – which have been doing well up until now – had been heading for all along? There was only one way to find out: track every summer movie release from 2016 back to where it … Continue reading

FEATURE | O Brother: Ranking the films of Joel and Ethan Coen

 § § ‘To celebrate both the 20th anniversary of Fargo and the current release of Hail, Caesar!, we’ve ranked every single one of the movies directed by the incredible filmmaking duo, Joel and Ethan Coen. Agree with our ranking? Would you choose something else for the top spot? Let us know in the comments below.’ … Continue reading

2016 Oscars Predictions

~ ~ It’s the night before the Oscars, and emotions are running high. DiCaprio deserves that statuette! Fury Road deserves every single award! Etc, etc, etc. We’re going to let in a little of that craziness ourselves, and predict who’ll be walking away with an Academy Award, and what we secretly hold hope for.   ~ … Continue reading

FEATURE | The Trailer Round-Up: February

‘Sound the remake klaxon! A new interpretation of the Kathryn Bigalow classic Point Break is skydiving into cinemas near you – and if our hunch is anything to go on, this’ll be one experience worth trading up for the real thing. No Patrick Swazye? No Keanu Reeves? No interest.’ Continue reading

THE GREEN-LIGHT | The Hateful Eight isn’t misogynistic. It’s sadly realistic

‘Chances are you’ve now seen The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s newest movie. Chances also are that you’ve got a strong opinion or three to share about it; like almost every (or simply just every) Tarantino film before it, one of the biggest talking points about The Hateful Eight is its depiction of violence, and a significant focus of that argument has been fact that Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character, Daisy Domergue, has a particularly tough time of it. Like, particularly tough.’ Continue reading

FEATURE | 5 great films we’d love to see get a 2016 UK release

‘As the start of a brand new year is now behind us and the rest of 2016 optimistically looms ahead, we’re going to take a look at five critically-acclaimed movies that have enjoyed the touch of a cinema screen in the States, but still haven’t made their way over to the UK – and why this year should be different.’ Continue reading

FEATURE | Every comic book movie coming in 2016 – and what to expect

‘As the superhero movie machine rolls steadily onward, 2016 brings with it a slew of brand new comic book films. This year, we’re spoilt for choice: not only do we get to see supervillains team up for the greater good (or evil), and stand back in awe as two iconic heroes from not just DC, but Marvel too, battle it out in sweeping style, but we’ll also see franchises branch out into intriguing new directions, be it a change of genre or breaking the fourth wall. Here are all the comic book movies out this year, and why you should be as excited about them as we are.’ Continue reading

THE MOVIE, THE MUSIC | December 2015

‘In this edition of The Movie, The Music, we take a dive into the heart of Star Wars, revisit modern classic motifs like Cloud Atlas, and take the best cuts from the most sublime scores of the year with Carol and Steve Jobs.’ Continue reading

FEATURE | The Trailer Round-Up: December 2015

 § § ‘On paper, In the Heart of the Sea sounds like the grandest adventure movie ever – but the trailer, while filled with plenty of Ron Howard’s flourishes for period detail, doesn’t bode well with its not-particularly-good CGI effects. Let’s hope Marvelites Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland can stop this from sinking.’ — — … Continue reading

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