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Trailer: Watch Jackie Chan vs Pierce Brosnan in The Foreigner

Jackie Chan fights Pierce Brosnan. Yeah, you read that right. The Foreigner has Jackie Chan vs. an evil 90s James Bond (so basically Sean Bean?), and it looks like a solid revenge thriller. Rather than Chan playing his usual happy-go-lucky ...

 
 
 
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Choose life, watch the first 10 minutes of T2 Trainspotting

I never got around to seeing T2 Trainspotting. In fact, I haven't seen the first Trainspotting since maybe the year 2000. Yet I've been meaning to rewatch the original and its sequel back to back to see how they complement one another. To p...

 
 
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Review: My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux won me over many years ago with the show Weird Weekends. In each episode, Theroux embedded himself in a subculture and use his extreme mild-mannered niceness to disarm his subjects. He'd hang out with porn stars, demolition dr...

 
 
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Here's a complete list of 2017 BAFTA award winners

The BAFTAs last night awarded several top prizes to Damien Chazelle's La La Land, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Emma Stone), and Best Original Music. It may be a preview of what's to come at the Oscars. Other big awards ...

 
 
 
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Review: I, Daniel Blake

Bureaucracies make great villains. Faceless and absurd, they operate in such nefarious ways and are perfect machines for dehumanization. Bureaucracies are reliably inefficient, needlessly hierarchical, ruthlessly procedure-obsessed, and alw...

 
 
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Review: High-Rise

High-Rise is a bit all over the place, and it's a bit of a mess, but it also seems to be that way by design--a sort of warped architecture. I'd gone in sort of expecting a vertical version of Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer, but it's not that at...

 
 
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Review: The Lobster

I still haven't gotten around to seeing Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth, though I intend to. The blackly surreal 2009 film was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar and drew favorable comparisons to the work of Luis Bunuel and Michael Han...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: The Banksy Job

There are cock and bull stories and there are shaggy dog stories and there are complete piss-takes. The Banksy Job is kind of a mix of all three. At its center is a Bansky obsessive who goes by the artsy sobriquet AK47. His real name is And...

 
 
 
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Ridley Scott wants to adapt The Prisoner for the big screen

Originally aired in 1967 and 1968, The Prisoner is one of the best TV shows of all time. Many directors have tried to bring it to the big screen, including Simon West and Christopher Nolan, and the show had a poorly received AMC remake in 2...

 
 
 
 
 
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RIP Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. Lee died in the hospital on Sunday, June 7th, though word of his passing has only reached news outlets today. According to several reports, this was at the request of Lee's wife of more ...

 
 
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Why It Sucks To Go To The Movies In London

Earlier this week, I complained errantly on twitter, as I am wont to do, about my local cinema’s increasing of prices to £11.80. (Which, for those of you in America, comes to $17.51 for a standard 2D ticket). I was mostly baiti...

 
 
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Review: A Field in England

Did you know that there was an English Civil War in the middle of the 17th century? I had no idea, but apparently from 1642 to 1651, there were three sets of battles between those who followed the king and those who believed in a parli...

 
 
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First trailer for Cuban Fury starring Nick Frost

Cuban Fury may not have a domestic release date yet (only releasing in the UK for now), but that doesn't make me want to see it any less. Nick Frost stars as a young salsa dance project who's trying to get back in the groove in order to ge...

 
 
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Review: 12 Years a Slave

When 12 Years a Slave played at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, there were reports of walkouts during screenings, even among the press. It wasn't because the movie was bad. Far from it. People walked out because 12 Years...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Alan Partridge

British comedy has a fine tradition of endlessly watchable twits. Off the top of my head, some of my favorites are Basil Fawlty of Fawlty Towers, Arnold Rimmer of Red Dwarf, David Brent of The Office, and Alan Partridge of way too many show...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Le Week-End

It’s impossible to not compare Le Week-End to the films in Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy. With the setting of Before Sunset and the struggles of Before Midnight, but with a more aged cast, it almost feels like what we may b...

 
 
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Book: Very Naughty Boys (HandMade Films)

My knowledge of the British film industry is spotty at best. Beyond the requisite Hammer fandom, an admiration for classic Ealing comedies (e.g., Kind Hearts and Coronets), and adoration of the Free Cinema movement, I'm pretty ignorant abou...

 
 
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Review: Electric Man

In the animated title sequence for Electric Man, the audience is treated to a motion-comic showing the genesis of the titular character. A depression-era construction worker zapped by lightning, he becomes a super-powered crimefighter. It's...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Comrade Kim Goes Flying

The strangest thing about Comrade Kim Goes Flying is the nationality of its directors. When I first heard that there was a collaboration between the UK, Belgium, and North Korea, and a romantic comedy no less, I knew that I had to...

 
 
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Only God Forgives UK Trailer

Blimey. While you lot are out and about mingling and meeting 'Murica-ing, Ryan Gosling's hot face has been splattered all over a fancy new UK trailer for the Winding-Refn outing Only God Forgives. The new trailer shows off, well, Ryan Gosl...

 
 
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Review: Byzantium

Imagine you are in a large store and off in the distance you see a quilt. It’s an intriguing design, and you walk towards it, fascinated. It’s really a gorgeous thing, brilliantly composed with designs depicting bizarre visions ...

 
 
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Review: Berberian Sound Studio

Before I ever saw Dario Argento's Suspiria, I knew the film for its sound. It was back in 1996 in high school and I had yet to find a video store in my area that carried a copy of the film. I'd read up a lot on Argento and Goblin on the int...

 
 
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Trailer: The World's End

Here it is, everyone! The first trailer for The World's End, the third and final part of the Cornetto trilogy. It looks like Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost are going into Invasion of the Body Snatchers territory with this one, an...

 
 
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Review: Midnight's Children

Salman Rushidie's 1981 novel Midnight's Children is his most beloved book. It was hailed as the best recipient of the Booker Prize in that literary award's first 25 years, and Penguin has included Midnight's Children in its Great Books of t...

 
 
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UK stage adaptation of Princess Mononoke met with praise

You may remember that there was a planned UK stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke. Whole Hog, the theater company responsible for this live-action adaptation, turned to Kickstarter to help make the play the best that it co...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Everyone's Going to Die

[From March 9th - 17th, Flixist will be providing coverage from South by Southwest 2013 in Austin, TX. Prepare yourselves for reviews, interviews, features, photos, videos, and all types of shenanigans!] A few things enticed me about the ...

 
 
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International Trailer: The Last Exorcism Part II

Here's a new UK/international trailer for The Last Exorcism Part II (The Exorcism-ening). There's a bit more to this than the previous trailer for the film. More bone-cracking, for one, and more creepy dark things on the wall. Only thing m...

 
 
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Trailer: Maniac (UK)

Valentine's Day can be a lonely time for many people. Maybe no one knows that better than Elijah Wood's character in Franck Khalfoun's remake of Maniac. In this UK trailer for the film, we get a glimpse into his life as a singe, murderous,...

 
 
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These BAFTA Best Film posters are beautiful

Here we have a bunch of posters created by illustrator Jonathan Burton for this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, and they are pretty wonderful. Each poster features one of the Best Film nominees, Argo, Les Miserabl...

 
 
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Full list of 2013 BAFTA Film Award winners

The 2013 BAFTA Film Awards were last night, Britain's highest film honor. The big winner of the night was Argo, which won Best Picture, Best director for Ben Affleck, and Best Editing. Skyfall took home Best British Film, as well as Best Sc...

 
 
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First look at Edgar Wright's The World's End

With the stupid Mayan apocalypse upon us, it seems fitting that we should share the first official still from Edgar Wright's The World's End, the third and final part of the Cornetto trilogy. (You may recall the teaser poster for The World'...

 
 
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Trailer: American Mary

Though the movie already premiered at Frightfest, American Mary will be getting a limited theatrical release in the UK right before it's released to home video on January 21st. Empire has an exclusive trailer to share in the spirit of...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Breezeblocks

It's that time of year when I catch up with music that slipped passed me in the last 11 months. I recently ran into the song "Breezeblocks" by Alt-J (∆). It's not bad, and it's been growing on me. I actually find myself humming the v...

 
 
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Flix for (not so) Short: Threads

With the end of the world coming up (so say the Mayans, who were clearly never wrong about anything), here's an apocalyptic installment of Flix for (not so) Short. Threads was a 1984 BBC-produced film written by Barry Hines and directed by...

 
 




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Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"

 

Detroit"History, but not really"

 

The Dark Tower"The elevator pitch of an epic"

 

Atomic Blonde"Charlize Theron can fight"

 

The Emoji Movie"To live is to suffer"

 

Dunkirk"Take a bow, Mr. Nolan, and cue the appla"

 

NYAFF Capsule Mrs. K"Who, What, When, Where, and Mostly Why?"

 

Endless Poetry"A portrait of Jodorowsky as a young poet"

 

Castlevania (Season1)"That's four! Four episodes! Ha-ha-ha! "

 

The Little Hours"I lost two of them."

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming"Third time's the charm"

 
 
 
 
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