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Adding grain to your black and white photos

Film grain has often divided black-and-white photographers. Some detested it and chose their film stock and chemicals to minimise it, while others liked graininess and saw it as a quality. It probably depended on the kind of photography you most admired, and the gritty “Tri-X look” or “HP5 look” was certainly obvious in great images […]

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The Little Stranger Film Tie-in Edition

The film adaptation of The Little Stranger will be released in cinemas nationwide on the 21st September. Here is a first look at the cover for the film tie-in edition: You can watch the trailer for Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation here: The Little Stranger official trailer.     Follow the conversation online with #WhoIstheLittleStranger?

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The Little Stranger Film Announcement

  THE LITTLE STRANGER FILM ADAPTATION We are delighted to announce the release of a film adaptation of Sarah Waters’ chilling thriller: The Little Stranger. The film will be released in the UK this autumn, plenty of time to re-read the book! Plus, we will be releasing a film tie-in edition of the book: watch this […]

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Director Roger Michell introduces My Cousin Rachel

‘Is Rachel bad or good? Innocent or guilty, carnal or ‘pure’? Or does the truth lie somewhere else? Is she an anachronism, full of life, possessed of sound mind and spirit, enjoying her sexu-ality as and where and with whomsoever she might wish, a woman in a man’s world, determined to escape from the limitations […]

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in March

Logan The third and last movie in the Wolverine franchise is in my opinion the best X-Men film yet and one of the best films yet in the Marvel Universe, period (my other favourites being Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy). It benefits from […]

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Not a Guilty Pleasure: The Star Wars Prequels

1. Yoda Yoda, in much of the original Star Wars trilogy, could be mistaken for a senile muppet. When I watched A New Hope after seeing him in The Phantom Menace, it seemed like he was filling the Jar Jar role this time around, bumbling and nonsensical, fighting with R2-D2 and stealing Luke’s food. Where was the […]

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The best characters without powers in science fiction and fantasy

1. Princess Leia from Star Wars Though the next two Episodes could still change everything for Leia Organa, no self-respecting list of powerful humans in science fiction could leave her off. Continually saving the butt of her Jedi brother and her rascal on-again-off-again boyfriend, Leia is a badass of the highest degree without ever tapping into […]

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Friday Favourites: Comfort Films

Anastasia (1997) Honestly, I have no idea why I like this film so much. I suspect my affection stems in part from the fact that it’s an ambitious failure – I love an ambitious failure – and in part because it’s just so damned weird. Oh, also, Dimitri is like the hottest cartoon dude. Honestly.  Anyway, […]

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Friday Favourites: Things we read and watched in February

TRUE ROMANCE As a Valentine’s Day treat I took my husband to see True Romance (1993), his favourite film, on the big screen. It was the first time I’d seen the movie in five or six years, and it still holds up, though it’s written by Quentin Tarantino and therefore skates along the dodgy edge […]

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Labyrinth: An Appreciation

And yet, in their immediate career retrospective of David Bowie, the BBC didn’t even list mention it.  Perhaps the oversight can be explained because the movie bombed in cinemas. Perhaps the oversight can be explained by the fact that Labyrinth is a genre film, which high-falutin’ types tend to ignore under the best of circumstances, or because […]

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23 Reasons Jupiter Ascending is THE BEST

It’s a movie about a space princess named Jupiter Jones who’s the reincarnation of the mother of a race of space emperors and they all want to marry her or kill her or both meanwhile, she falls in love with a half-dog/half-man supersoldier named ‘Caine Wise’ because of course he is and she can control bees […]

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The best fictional versions of Mars

Ever since W.S. Lach-Szyrma first introduced the term ‘Martian’ to science fiction in his 1883 novel Aleriel, the Red Planet and its inhabitants have exerted an enduring appeal for writers and filmmakers. It would be impossible to list every single fictional version of Mars but here, in chronological order, are just a few of our […]

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Friday Favourites: Bond Films

  Thunderball (1965) What the early Bond films feature (and which only really came back with Casino Royale) is brutality: the Bond of the 60s is an elegant monster. Thunderball, which Fleming wrote for the screen and then turned into a novel, features man-eating sharks, nuclear bombs and a pretty tremendous villain. Many might find […]

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