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Here's that amazing Gone Girl poster easter egg you didn't notice

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:15 on 28 Sep 2014
Here's that amazing Gone Girl poster easter egg you didn't notice
The first time I laid eyes on the poster for David Fincher's Gone Girl, adapted from Gillian Flynn's excellent book, I didn't think much of it. Futura? Yawn. Ben Affleck looking sad? Tell it to Batman. A giant floating head? Probably the most overused poster cliché there is. Then I noticed the whopping great easter egg for fans who have already read the book. Then it clicked. And now I think it's genius. Read on if you want to see it (spoiler).

Top 10 films of our lifetime #1: No Country For Old Men

Posted by Ali Gray at 08:00 on 26 Sep 2014
Top 10 films of our lifetime #1: No Country For Old Men
There were many factors that went into deciding the Top 10 Films Of Our Lifetime, but really, I pulled rank as Editor and decided pretty early doors that there was only ever going to be one #1 film. No Country For Old Men is a film that, from the first moment I saw it, made me appreciate film on a level higher than just 'good performances' and 'good story'. It made me want to investigate cinematographers, composers and screenwriters. It made me want to make movies and tell stories myself. But most of all, it made me want to watch it again. I hope you've enjoyed this countdown, because we've enjoyed putting it together. Normal service will resume shortly, I've got a pretty good Nicolas Cage Photoshop planned for next week - Ali.

Review: The Equalizer

Posted by Ed Williamson at 16:00 on 25 Sep 2014
The Equalizer
Waaaaay back in 2012, when everyone was losing their shit over why Tom Cruise was playing Jack Reacher despite being comically ill-suited to the role, I had a few alternative suggestions. The Rock. Daniel Craig. Idris Elba. But it never occurred to me: Denzel Washington. Of course. Denzel bloody Washington. The bloke can turn his hand to anything. Luckily, Hollywood is way smarter than I am, and has set straight this misstep in the form of The Equalizer, with two key differences. One, an increased level of violence and a higher certificate to match. And two, unlike Jack Reacher, it's really very good.

Top 10 films of our lifetime #2: Children Of Men

Posted by Ali Gray at 08:30 on 25 Sep 2014
Top 10 films of our lifetime #2: Children Of Men
I bloody love a good apocalypse. I think if I were a director, being given the chance to ruin the world and set up camp at ground zero would be like being a kid in a sweet shop: so much potential for iconic imagery, so many stories to tell, so many angles. In Children Of Men, Alfonso Cuaron tells the biggest story - the imminent extinction of mankind - yet manages to make it small and personal at the same time. And, true to form, he captures some unforgettable imagery along the way. I hope the real apocalypse looks this good - Ali.

Top 10 films of our lifetime #3: Pan's Labyrinth

Posted by Luke Whiston at 20:00 on 24 Sep 2014
Top 10 films of our lifetime #3: Pan's Labyrinth
Of all the films on this countdown, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is the only one I've seen once - but once was enough. Every movie del Toro makes feels like it's been lived in for a thousand years, and Pan's Labyrinth is no different. It is an absolute pleasure to enter the headspace of such a vivid daydreamer, and there's no one else out there right now capable of bringing nightmares to life with quite so much gusto. Bravo, Guillermo, you horribly twisted, worrying individual, you - Ali.

Top 10 films of our lifetime #4: Zodiac

Posted by Ed Williamson at 07:00 on 23 Sep 2014
Top 10 films of our lifetime #4: Zodiac
Possibly the most underrated movie on this list, Zodiac was nominated for a big fat ZERO Academy Awards, which is insane, because it's by far the best film David Fincher has made this century, and it's teeming with quality: flawless cinematography, invisible CG magic, and a cast groaning with talent. Testament to its thrilling three-hour running time is the fact that only after I had finished watching it recently did I realise it marked the first meeting of Avengers 'Science Bros' Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo - Ali.

Liam Neeson does great impression of road sign in first Taken 3 still

Posted by Ali Gray at 09:45 on 23 Sep 2014
Liam Neeson does great impression of road sign in first Taken 3 still
That's it, Liam! Stoop! Bend! Be black! Be pointy!

Top 10 films of our lifetime #5: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 22 Sep 2014
Top 10 films of our lifetime #5: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
Like you, I was very disappointed to see that Edgar Wright decided to part ways with Marvel and Ant-Man, because he's a director who is capable of doing wonderful things with a camera; the combination of Edgar Wright, Paul Rudd and the Marvel universe made me feel a little giddy. Still, I can take comfort in the fact that he's basically already made a superhero movie in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and not only that, he had Beck provide the tunes. Ant-Man Shmant-Man - Ali.

Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

Posted by Ed Williamson at 11:00 on 20 Sep 2014
A Walk Among The Tombstones
There comes a point where you just have to say, OK: we've got enough single-minded vigilante killing machines in cinema. We don't need another. That point for me was the three weeks between seeing A Walk Among The Tombstones and The Equalizer, more of which next week. Liam Neeson's latest is much like a lot of his other post-Taken output: you don't need it particularly, but it's there and it does what it's supposed to.

Top 10 films of our lifetime #6: There Will Be Blood

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 19 Sep 2014
Top 10 films of our lifetime #6: There Will Be Blood
It was quite tough to pick just the one Paul Thomas Anderson film for the list. I loved The Master but it feels like it needs a rewatch post Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing to truly appreciate it. There Will Be Blood, on the other hand, feels like it's been preserved in time already: a dyed-in-the-wool classic and no mistaking. Don't just stand there reading this pre-tease: jump right in to read more of me waxing lyrical - Ali.
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