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FEATURE | The Lord of the Reels: Ranking the films of Peter Jackson

 § § ‘With the release of the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, it looks like Peter Jackson’s stay in Middle-earth is drawing to a close. But take a step back from the Tolkien adaptations, and what you’ll see is an even richer, diverse body of work, ranging from alien … Continue reading

FEATURE | Weird movie team-ups

— — ‘With Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel takes to the stars to bring us the weirdest team ever assembled. TOAD takes a look at cinema’s other unlikely groups.’ — — Check out my feature on the weirdest movie team-ups, to coincide with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, at Time Out Abu Dhabi (click quote … Continue reading

THE FILM JOURNAL | December 2012

I look back at the films I watched through the previous month, whether they were brand new in the cinema or simply new to me. Dates are by UK release. Here are my thoughts.   For December, there was a little bit of festive viewing (Arthur Christmas), some stunning documentaries (The House I Live In, … Continue reading

Top 50 Films of 2012

— 2012 was a year of anticipation: in twelve brief months, we expected the arrival of some of the biggest films cinema has ever known. Avengers Assemble, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As the months progressed, it was clear that documentaries were having a strong year with The Imposter, Marley and West of … Continue reading

A Long-Expected Journey: What the release of The Hobbit means to me.

— For the full effect of this post, open this link in a separate tab, let the music automatically start, and commence reading below. Shazam. — In 2001, I walked out into a wintry December night from the warmth of a cinema, my dad by my side. My eleven year-old head was filled with fantastical excitement in the … Continue reading

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