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Argo review – DMU’s James Stevens

James Stevens Not content with being a leading man and A-lister in Hollywood, Ben Affleck has recently turned into quite the film director. Affleck is back with his third feature film as director following Gone, Baby, Gone and The Town … Continue reading

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Argo review – DMU’s Tom Foster

Tom Foster Ben Affleck returns for his third directorial outing in Argo, a film loosely based on the account of the ‘Canadian Caper’ where a CIA operative successfully rescued six American diplomats from Iran during the 1979 revolution. How exactly … Continue reading

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Argo review- DMU’s Melissa Hagar

Melissa Hagar Argo (2012) is a thriller film about a group of CIA operatives who go under cover as exotic film location scouts to rescue six American diplomats trapped in Iran. Directed by Ben Affleck, who also directed critically acclaimed … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: The Muppets by Andy Leeke, Front of House Assistant

It’s been a long time. Far too long. And I’m not just talking about the Muppets. I’m talking about good films that really do appeal to everyone. Going in, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved The Muppet … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Margin Call by Fran Jaffa, Front of House Assistant

So who doesn’t like men in suits? Seriously, if you don’t like them this is probably not the film for you. There’s such a wide variety! Paul Bettany goes in for the traditional waistcoat and jacket, Kevin Spacey bulges out … Continue reading

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Ordet: A View From The Projection Box

“My Only Great Passion” – so said Carl Th. Dreyer of his lifelong love affair with the cinema. Few if any filmmakers have come close to translating this passion so completely into their work as Dreyer. Although he made relatively … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: J Edgar by Martin Barker, Screen Lounge Assistant

As a big fan of biopic films, I love to see whether the actor or actress can capture the essence of a person we all know so well that I start to think I am watching that actual person on … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Resistance by Iain Jaques, Front of House Assistant

It’s 1944 and D Day has failed. Britain is being invaded by German troops, radio news reports city after British city is being conquered. In a distant remote Welsh valley, the sense of an impending, threatening and unwelcome arrival is … Continue reading

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Staff Reviews: Martha Marcy May Marlene by Fran Jaffa, Front of House Assistant

Did you know Mary-Kate-and-Ashley, of early 90’s TV fame, are two of six siblings? Six. So there’s a pretty good chance that at least one of them is going to have talent, turns out it’s this one. Elizabeth Olsen is … Continue reading

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Sean Carroll Sounds It Out

Sound it out, directed and presented by Jeanie Finlay is a documentary about the last independent record shop in Tee-side. The last ten years have seen a massive decline in vinyl sales due to the low cost and high quality … Continue reading

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