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The Double (2013)

Double may only be Richard Ayoade’s second directorial credit, but it is likely his most artistic offering yet. This brief whirlwind of affairs, adapted from the Dostoyevsky novella of the same name, follows the increasing misfortune that…

The Zero Theorem (2014)

It should be a requirement that in all screenings of Terry Gilliam's movies, the film in question should be shown two or three times in succession. Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, and now The Zero Theorem: all beg an immediate re-watch to try and…

The Double (2014)

The Double is horror for the meek, comedy for the rest of the world. A loose adaptation of the Dostoyevsky novel of the same name, Ayoade's second feature as a director spans genres and spins laughs out of our deepest-held terrors that our…

Brazil (1985)

I can't remember who it was, it may have been director Terry Gilliam himself or it may have been written in a review I read a long time ago, but I always remember someone describing Brazil as "the best adaptation of 1984 that isn't called…

Flickfeast’s Best 80s Films Ever

For 80s Month, we thought it would be bodacious to compile the official Flickfeast's best films of the 8os. 19 Flickfeast contributors stepped up to the task of naming their personal top ten films of the decade, a task that, incidentally,…

The Zero Theorem (2013)

Director Terry Gilliam brings us another visual feast set in the future and thankfully goes back to his roots. Featuring a multitude of great actors, The Zero Theorem has the fantastic Christoph Waltz at its centre as eccentric recluse…

The De Niro Scale

De Niro, I thought things had changed. Silver Linings Playbook was such a perfect film, you got nominated for an Oscar, it's as if the stars had aligned and the curse of terrible movies had been broken. But I was a victim, a victim of my…

Top 10 Movie Dystopias

Science Fiction movies often paint a pretty grim picture of our future. Some of the very best films in this genre work on this basis and I’d argue that in purely cinematic terms, Dystopia trumps Utopia every time. There’s something…