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5 of the best alternative Christmas movies

It’s Christmas time, and what better way to celebrate the season of good will to all men than a countdown of five alternative films to enjoy over the holiday season. Dim the lights, hang the mistletoe and enjoy. Carol Director: Todd Haynes To kick off the list, we have Todd …

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10 films to look forward to at Cannes Film Festival 2018

Bonjour mesdames et messieurs, c’est encore cette période de l’année. In the next few weeks, we will be seeing the seventy first edition of the Cannes Film Festival beginning. There’s been a wide list of selections, so we at MusicMagpie will be counting down a list of potential features to …

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Cinema

12 movies (almost) ruined by studio interference

We have spoken about it before and now Alex Garland’s follow-up to 2015’s Ex-Machina, an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation (the first book in the Southern Reach trilogy), is upon us. However, recently, it hasn’t been an easy road for Garland and the folks behind the film, with test screenings …

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The best new independent films of 2018

Happy New Year and happy new blog post. Let’s begin 2018 with a list of independent, foreign language and documentary features scheduled for release this year and are deserving of your attention. The Other Side of the Wind Distributor: Netflix After a crowdfunding campaign that came up short, one of …

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Adaptation

What is the best film adaptation ever? Here are some contenders.

Another blog post, another list of recommendations, but then again, that’s why you’re here. This time, let’s talk adaptations. Taking an existing source material and adapting it to another form (be it book, cinema, radio, TV etc.). Obviously we are familiar with some adaptations such as the Harry Potter film …

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