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James Cameron

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Once the standard-bearer for electrifying, ferocious science fiction, the Terminator films have stalled somewhat in recent years. A couple of increasingly flaky sequels have dulled much of the series’ sharp edge and turned what was a…

Rambo In The ’80s

No, I am not one of those people who ignores sequels that they just don't like. A) I don't do that, and B) I really quite like Rambo (2008). I am only looking at three Rambo movies in this particular piece because December is '80s month and…

Side by Side (2012)

The big hitters from the world of cinema way in on the digital debate in this documentary helmed, rather improbably, by Keanu Reeves. Side By Side is sure to intrigue cinephiles. Cinema is in a state of flux. Digital technology now sits…

Titanic 3D (1997)

Re-released to mark the 100 year anniversary of one of history's most famous tragedies (or for you more cynical readers; a chance for James Cameron to milk some more cash from his obsession with stereoscopic filmmaking) Titanic 3D sees one…

EIFF 2011 – An Overview

So that's it then. The credits have rolled, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief and cinema staff in Edinburgh can stop being irritated by a swarm of people turning up at free screening after free screening to try and catch "the next big…

The Terminator (1984)

A landmark sci-fi action movie from director James Cameron, it’s almost as much fun nowadays to look at just how full of irony The Terminator is. A movie that has proved to be so influential and have such a lasting legacy yet Harlan Ellison…

True Lies (1994)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is always fascinating to watch. He was in his prime from the mid-‘80s to the early ‘90s, and what better way to make cinematic magic happen than by putting him smackdab in a light-hearted, James Bond-spoofing…

Avatar (2009)

Possibly as the majority of DVD/Blu-Ray buyers have done, I originally saw 'Avatar' in the cinema after being led into the tiresome hype regarding Digital 3D. 'Avatar' was also, apparently, the most expensive piece of film-making ever,…