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New Year's Eve

By Helen Coffey – Lets get something straight. I am not a film snob, nor am I averse to sitting down in front of a movie that has no artistic merit whatsoever and having a jolly good time.

Dead, The

“Zombies, man. They creep me out.” So says Dennis Hopper’s ruthless despot in George A. Romero’s Land Of The Dead. He’s not wrong. We love to be scared by the walking dead. There’s just something intrinsically scary about a min...


The Panic In Needle Park

The Panic In Needle Park is a clear message that if you’re going to be a successful drug baron, it’s best not to have a junkie girlfriend who will screw you over for her next fix. Oh, and that ‘heroin’ is bad.

Kind Hearts & Coronets

Undoubtedly the finest comedy to come out of Ealing Studios. Louis Mazzini (Price) is the rightful heir to a dukedom but his aristocratic family, D’Ascoynes, have cut him out because his mother dared to elope with an Ital...


Tower Heist

Tower Heist is timely. With the disparity of wealth giving rise to the Occupy Wall Street movement, which itself has spread around the world, a comedy about the little man getting even with the big, bad guy that stole all their...

Frozen Cinema

As far as premises for horror-thrillers go, Frozen’s is a bizarre one. ‘Adrift on a ski lift’, if you will, it is a survival tale in the most literal sense – three teenagers get stranded on a ski lift an...


Social Network, The Cinema

The poignant final shot of The Social Network features Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) repeatedly refreshing a friend request sent to his ex-girlfriend in the vain hope that she’d accept it and therefore forgive him for his e...

Step Up 3D Cinema

When the Wayans brothers turned their attentions to the dance genre for 2009’s Dance Movie, it was clear that this type of film had now become so synonymous with clichéd storylines and wooden acting that it was rip...


No One Knows About Persian Cats Cinema

This film is an exercise in reportage as much as film-making. Made without a permit in just 17 days, No One Knows About Persian Cats follows two young musicians, Negar and Ashkan, as they flaunt the authorities in Tehran to enj...

Lavender Hill Mob, The

Blink and you will miss the brief and surprise walk-on part of the then un-famous Audrey Hepburn (who goes uncredited) – one of the many gems to be found within The Lavender Hill Mob (1951).