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TIFF 2016 – Moonlight (2016)

The view we have of ourselves is almost certainly not what other people see. Knowing this doesn’t stop everyone making snap judgements based on cultural and social signifiers. These signifiers are a message in themselves, sometimes a sign…

Skyfall (2012)

Dashing with Daniel When they chose Daniel Craig as the new James Bond they forgot how Ian Fleming conceived the character. Craig isn't really "dashing" unless you just mean by that somebody who dashes. He's simply tougher, more ramped…

Skyfall (2012)

Well, it's hard to think of a movie that would be more fitting to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Bond movie franchise but I've not seen many reviews also pointing out a number of the problems, both minor and major, in the latest 007…

Skyfall (2012)

Hyped sky-high, worldwide media blitzed, billboards commandeered: 007 glares out from every corner in the land. It seems a lot of trouble to go to for just another Bond film; it even gives pause to wonder of this grand Dame of a…

The First Grader (2010)

Insofar as it plumps for a "heart-warming and inspiring" general vibe (and it does: it's even in the production notes), Justin Chadwick's new film The First Grader certainly gives itself a fighting chance. Well, how many cockle-warming…

28 Days Later…(2002)

A zombie movie without zombies, that's how a lot of people view this film. Including the director, Danny Boyle, himself. However, using the older definition of a zombie as someone who has had their self-will removed, I happily class it as…