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Film Review: Documentary Shorts – MANIFF 2015

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Documentary Shorts at MANIFF 2015

Vikki Rutter reviews five documentary shorts that made the official short film selection at the 2015 Manchester Film Festival.

The Last Little Show at The End of the World

UK Premiere
Director: Rhys Edwards

The Last Little Show at The End of the World follows one of the few travelling entertainers that still moves from place to place in the dark of night with his home on wheels and a trailer that becomes his set...

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Film Review: Meet The Hilters – MANIFF 2015

Meet The Hilters

Meet The Hilters makes International Premiere at MANIFF 2015

From the award winning director/producer Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) and director Matt Ogens (Confessions of a Super Hero) comes a new feature documentary Meet The Hilters, exploring how your name can define your identity and your future.

Meet The Hilters has a good mixture of individuals, from those that have a historical link to the surname Hitler to those that simply named their children to create controversy...

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Film Review: Ted 2

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Seth MacFarlane returns as the foul-mouthed teddy bear in Ted 2

The nation’s favourite trash-talking teddy bear returns to our screens this week with the release of Ted 2.

For those who haven’t seen the original, Ted tells the story of John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, who came to life as the result of a childhood wish. Ted 2 takes off from where the original film left with Ted (Seth MacFarlane) marrying the love of his life Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth)...

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The Influence of Online Film Reviews

Influence of Film Reviews

Just how popular are film reviews and how influential are they?

From theatre and book publishing to music and art, online reviews play a major role in predicting consumers’ tastes and influencing purchase behaviour. Within the movie industry, online reviews and word-of-mouth is strongly believed to be critical to film’s box office success. But just how popular are film reviews and how influential are they? Frankly, My Dear investigates with a little help from our readers…

The Power of Wor...

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The Legend of Barney Thomson Makes World Premiere at EIFF 2015

Robert Carlyle & Emma Thompson in THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON, in cinemas 24th July. © Icon Film Distribution

Robert Carlyle & Emma Thompson in The Legend of Barney Thompson, in cinemas 24 July. © Icon Film Distribution

All-Star Cast To Attend World Premiere at EIFF 2015

The Legend of Barney Thomson makes its world premiere tonight at the opening night of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015.

The film marks Robert Carlyle’s directorial film debut and stars some well-known faces including Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, Ashley Jensen and Martin Compston, as well as Carlyle himself...

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Film Review: Jurassic Park

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in Jurassic World. Image Credit: Universal Studios

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in Jurassic World. Image Credit: Universal

Jurassic World is a worthy sequel to Spielberg’s original blockbuster

It’s been 22 years since Steven Spielberg breathed life into prehistoric creatures in Jurassic Park. The film shattered box-office records when it was released in the summer of 1993. Two decades and two sequels later, the dinosaurs are back in Jurassic World.

Inspired by a trio of ideas from Spielberg himself, Jurassic World realises the vision of Richar...

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Film Review: London Road

London Road

Ground-breaking, innovative and completely compelling, London Road is nothing like you’ve ever seen before

For the past eight years, National Theatre Live (NTLive) has been broadcasting performances of their productions live via satellite to movie theatres and art centres across the world. No surprise then that the award-winning theatre decided to premiere their latest film, an adaptation of innovative musical London Road, as part of NTLive.

Initially written as a piece of musical theatre, Lo...

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Film Review: Entourage

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Jeremy Piven portrayal as onetime agent Ari Gold single-handedly saves the film

Fans of TV series Entourage have waited four years for the return of the hit comedy-drama. After a phenomenal eight-year run on the HBO Network, the loosely-biographical show, produced by Mark Wahlberg, returns to our screens, this time in film format.

For those who have never seen the TV series, Entourage is an American comedy-drama created and written by Doug Ellin...

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Film Review: San Andreas

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San Andreas is a high action American disaster film with stunning visual effects and heroic action from “The Rock”

The summer of blockbusters is upon us. From Avengers: Age of Ultron to Jurassic World, competition is tight for the title of 2015 blockbuster of the year. One film trying to make its mark is San Andreas, an American disaster film starring the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Directed by Brad Peyton, San Andreas tells the story of Chief Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), a Los Angeles Fire Depa...

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Film Review: Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good is a slick spy drama that’s worth a watch but disappointingly struggles to fill the big screen

After ten impressive series, 86 cracking episodes and an average of around 6m viewers in the UK, I’m certainly not alone in thinking that Spooks was one of the greatest TV dramas ever made...

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