The Snowman

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  • The Snowman

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 12th October 2017

    Murder mysteries exist in a weird sort of critical stasis while you're watching them, because any story that hinges on an explosive final act reveal floats in limbo until it has shown its hand. Such a reveal - a surprise identity, a killer motive, a shock twist - may cause you to reassess everything you've already seen. The best films of the genre do just that: they cleverly subvert what you think you saw, fill in plot gaps you didn't know were there and, like a smug serial killer, flaunt the fact that they've been one step ahead of you the whole time. Yeah, The Snowman does not do any of that. You watch attentively and wait patiently and cross your legs and twiddle your thumbs but come the crushingly disappointing final act, the only dawning realisation you have is this: The Snowman is a bad movie and it turns out it had been all along. Twist!

  • Hopes for The Snowman And The Snowdog

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 14th December 2012

    A sequel to Christmas classic The Snowman hits our screens on Christmas Eve. I don't know about you, but I'm hoping it desecrates the original and sullies the memories of my childhood forever. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

  • Where are they now: The Snowman

    Movie Feature | Luke | 16th December 2011

    In the first of a regular series, we catch up with your favourite movie stars of years gone by. Join us as we go walking in the air with the titular star of Raymond Briggs' Christmas favourite, The Snowman.