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An introduction to… the films of David Lynch

It’s been over twenty years since it last aired on television, and it has also been over ten years since he last did anything cinematic or TV-based, but both Twin Peaks and its creator David Lynch have returned to our screens at last. Born in 1946 and moving all across …

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Cult movies: what makes a film a cult classic?

The latest instalment in the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, is now in cinemas. Which brings me on to today’s topic, films of the cult science-fiction genre (of which Alien falls into). To start off, we must ask the question: what qualifies a sci-fi film to gain a cult following and …

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Which actor has starred in the most movies and TV shows?

Actors aren’t the most prolific bunch, with most appearing in a couple of movies a year (unless they’re Daniel Day Lewis, when it’s more like ‘whenever they want’). There are a number of reasons for this: the actor might be picky about what projects they take on, and the rigorous …

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5 of the best comic book adaptations

This Friday sees the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from the Marvel Cinematic Universe stable and onto screens. We seem to have come a long way since comic book and superhero adaptations first came into the cinematic conscious, from the 1920s and 30s with the likes of …

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5 reasons watching movies is actually good for you

Remember when your parents told you you’d go square-eyed if you watched too much TV? Well, they’re wrong (kinda). Watching a movie is actually pretty good for you. Here’s why! Laughter is the best medicine… and so is crying The American author Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, “Laughter and tears are both …

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Love cult and classic cinema? Check out these 5 movies from Arrow

We’ve touched on numerous British film distributors over the past few months, including the BFI, StudioCanal’s UK branch and Eureka’s Masters of Cinema collection. Well, now it’s time to talk about another UK distributor of films old and new, native and foreign, niche and mainstream. Of course we are talking …

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The best new independent films coming out in 2017

In 2016, we were treated to aliens from another world, song-and-dance numbers, a quest in dealing with loss, the lives of the gay black community in the 305, Marvel continuing their winning streak and countless foreign language and documentary features, and 2017 seems to be continuing with that trend. However …

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