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Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Posted by Matt Looker at 21:30 on 19 Mar 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Just like Stan Lee releases those How To Draw Your Favourite Superhero books, complete with crudely sketched circles and squares that somehow become awesome comic-book artwork in just four 'easy' steps, it is becoming increasingly clear that Marvel is working to a very strictly defined template with its movies. Almost like they've all been storyboarded for years in advance. (*glances at comic collection*) OH.

Mini-interview: Mica Levi, composer for Under The Skin

Posted by Ali Gray at 12:30 on 11 Mar 2014
Mini-interview: Mica Levi, composer for Under The Skin
One of the myriad reasons Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin is terrifying is composer Mica Levi, the English singer-songwriter tasked with creating a seriously messed up soundscape for Scarlett Johansson to hunt in. Because I'm one seriously connected cool dude (LOL j/k), I scored an exclusive mini-interview with Mica through a friend of a friend. Then about a week later I got a press release from the film's distributors offering a Mica Levi interview to everyone. Still. I got there first. So there.

Review: Under The Skin

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:30 on 10 Mar 2014
Under The Skin
There are plenty of films that scare you. There are few that leave lasting damage. Under The Skin does not bear its title lightly: it is a film that's so profoundly distressing, it disturbs on a genetic level. On the surface, it is about a female alien interloper looking to harvest the bodies of single men for reasons too ungodly to explain. But burrow deeper and you'll see that Under The Skin is a catalogue of your worst fears: fear of intimacy, fear of nature, fear of being chased, fear of being violated, fear of being outcast. Jonathan Glazer's third film explores the concept of death more intimately than I would have cared for; it's a nightmarish vision that I imagine will haunt me to my grave. Frankly it makes 'Windowlicker' look about as menacing as a Katy Perry video.

Review: #LFF2013: Don Jon

Posted by Ali Gray at 16:00 on 21 Oct 2013
#LFF2013: Don Jon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is impossible to dislike. The bastard. Attractive, talented, creative, industrious and brilliant at karaoke, he's the kind of self-made leading man who you actively will towards success – as opposed to all the no-talent shit-for-brain himbos for hire who I actively will towards homelessness. Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut Don Jon is certainly an accomplished and confident first film, but I can't help but think a lot of the praise it's receiving is directed at its star and not its screenplay – subtract all the personal goodwill that Gordon-Levitt has banked over the years and Don Jon remains a good film, just perhaps not a great one.

No wonder he looks smug

Posted by Luke at 20:06 on 05 Aug 2013


New poster for Don Jon, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a porn-addicted womaniser who has full sex with Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. Written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (via IMPAwards)

Review: Hitchcock

Posted by Matt at 09:00 on 09 Feb 2013
Hitchcock
No one can deny that Psycho is one of the most groundbreaking, evocative horror movies ever made, so just think of the exciting story behind the business decisions involved in filming it. All that dramatic paperwork, all those engrossing lighting set-ups, the thrilling process of rewriting script drafts. And imagine that incredible, never-saw-it-coming twist ending when the movie definitely gets made.

Interview: Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner

Posted by Matt at 07:00 on 23 Apr 2012
Interview: Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner
Somehow, thanks to what I can only presume was some oversight in the security details for the cast of Avengers Assemble, I was allowed within dry-humping distance of the stars to ask them some questions about the film. I’ll be posting them all over the next few days, but firstly, here’s my interview with Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. Thank god I remembered to muffle my ankle bracelet that morning.

Six best moments at the Avengers Assemble press conference

Posted by Matt at 10:15 on 22 Apr 2012
Six best moments at the Avengers Assemble press conference
JOURNALISTS ASSEMBLE! I had the pleasure of joining half of the media in the UK in attending the biggest press conference ever seen in Britain. Probably. It was pretty big. At one point there was a biscuit shortage.

Review: Avengers Assemble

Posted by Matt at 14:00 on 20 Apr 2012
Avengers Assemble
It's only been four years since Samuel L Jackson teased his way into the end of Tony Stark's movie like a fan-wetting afterthought, but it seems like anticipation for The Avengers has been setting the Internet a-buzz for far longer. Perhaps this is because, since the comic-book genre gained credibility again, we've all been waiting for the ultimate superhero crossover movie. With Avengers Assemble, we get just that - four superhero leads meeting up for one mega-blockbuster movie in a way that has never been seen before. As a result, it is the ultimate summer event movie. It also happens to be Marvel's masterpiece.

The Avengers trailer neatly summarised by SlashFilm commenter

Posted by Ali at 23:33 on 06 Feb 2012
The Avengers trailer neatly summarised by SlashFilm commenter
Leave it to the people of SlashFilm.com for the definitive commentary on the new trailer for The Avengers that debuted over the weekend.
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