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Saturday 27 November 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Jon Favreau's enjoyable first installment benefited enormously from a wisecracking, ad- libbing, force-of-nature performance from Robert Downey Jnr as Tony Stark, the playboy billionaire also known as superhero Iron Man.
Saturday 07 August 2010
Robert Boyle was an Oscar-winning art director whose early architectural training was instrumental in his success.
Friday 11 June 2010
Was Jeff "The Dude" Bridges owed an Oscar? Absolutely. For many exquisite performances, from Starman to The Big Lebowski to Fearless.
Sunday 06 June 2010
Crazy Heart is somewhere between a hardluck and a good-luck story. Jeff Bridges may be a chain-smoking, bourbon-soaked country music has-been, reduced to playing shows in bowling alleys.
Sunday 18 April 2010
Jon Ronson's book about the Pentagon's secret experiments in psychic combat has been turned into a film in the most unsatisfying possible manner.
Friday 16 April 2010
Jon Ronson's droll and troubling exposé of the US military's bizarre practices – which included forming an experimental unit that employed paranormal techniques (such as killing goats by just staring at them) to train a legion of "Jedi warriors" – has been adapted into this weak satire.
Monday 08 March 2010
In the end, like a well-made film, it all went according to the script: a David versus Goliath battle saw the little guy triumph, Kathryn Bigelow scored a historic first for female film-makers, and The Hurt Locker walked away with six awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, at the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Saturday 06 March 2010
"Precious," the harrowing tale of an incest survivor's struggle for self-acceptance, swept the Spirit Awards yesterday, taking home five prizes at the independent film world's version of the Oscars.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Friday 19 February 2010
In Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges's character is clearly prey to the same kind of demons that afflicted Cash at times during his career.
Friday 19 February 2010
Friday 12 February 2010
Tuesday 19 January 2010
- 1 The best way to fight the EDL's anti-Muslim bigotry is by showing solidarity on the streets
- 2 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 3 Police examine photographs of Charles Saatchi with hand on Nigella Lawson's throat
- 4 We should look past the pictures of Charles Saatchi's row with Nigella Lawson
- 5 Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria