The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

It’s one of the most beloved cult British novels, and after countless adaptations and failed attempts, Hitchhiker’s has finally made it to the big screen. In a special feature for kamera.co.uk, Andy Murray examines the book’s enduring appeal

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Dead Man’s Shoes

Dead Man’s Shoes

Somehow, British director Shane Meadows has never quite managed to make the breakthrough film that will bring him the recognition he so clearly deserves – but his latest film might be set to change all that. Andy Murray tries on Dead Man’s Shoes

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Trauma

Following the success of My Little Eye in 2002, Marc Evans seemed to be carving out a niche as one of Britain’s most promising genre directors – but his latest film, Trauma, sank almost without a trace. Andy Murray finds out why

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British Television Drama: A History

British Television Drama: A History

Looking at the current TV schedules, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when British television was producing some of the most groundbreaking dramas ever made. Andy Murray reviews a new history of British TV drama from the BFI

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Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Created by the team behind the cult cine-literate TV series Spaced, this new British film is a zombie flick with a difference. It might not be a comedy classic, but Andy Murray thinks it’s still worth investigating

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Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues

Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues

Martin Scorsese is well-known for his love of pop music, and in this multi-part documentary, accompanied by several other guest directors, he sets out to explore the story behind the most important musical form of the 20th century – the blues. Andy Murray finds out more

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Kill Bill Vol. 2

Kill Bill Vol. 2

The chinny-faced wonder is back with the second instalment of his kung-fu epic, and all the high-kicks, comic book looks and pop culture references are in place – but is it any good? Andy Murray finds out

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Animal House

Animal House

Saturday Night Live and Animal House changed the face of US comedy in the 70s and 80s, mixing anarchic humour, wild characterisation and low-brow gags with smart satire of middle American values. Andy Murray wonders if it’s stood the test of time

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Holes

While Harry Potter was stealing hearts and headlines on this side of the Atlantic, another children’s author was quietly taking the States by storm. Louis Sachar’s bestselling ‘Holes’ has now been turned into a feature film, and Andy Murray thinks it’s set to become a kids’ classic

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The Singing Detective

The Singing Detective

Fresh out of prison (and rehab), Robert Downey Junior stars in this Hollywood take on Dennis Potter’s classic television fantasy. The song and dance routines may be present and correct, but it all adds up to a "botched, insensitive adaptation’, says Andy Murray

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The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions

And so the end is here – the complex, convoluted, often baffling trilogy of Matrix films reaches its climax with Matrix Revolutions. The fans will at last find out whether Neo manages to beat the machines – but does anyone care, asks Andy Murray?

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Belleville Rendez-Vous

Belleville Rendez-Vous

The graphic novel has always enjoyed a much greater reputation in France than in other countries, and now one of its foremost artists has made his first feature-length film. Andy Murray enjoys a "genuinely unusual and imaginative" animated film which shows Disney the door

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Trainspotting

Trainspotting might not have been the new dawn for British cinema which many critics claimed, but almost ten years after its original release, it’s still "a formidable piece of work", says Andy Murray

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Boys From The Blackstuff

Boys From The Blackstuff

It was Alan Bleasdale’s first major success, it went on to become one of the best-loved British TV dramas ever made, and now Boys from the Blackstuff has finally been released on DVD. Andy Murray gets reacquainted with Yosser and crew

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Igby Goes Down

Igby Goes Down

Igby Goes Down has all the right credentials for an American indie: a teenage slacker hero, a dysfunctional family, a New York setting, a skewed love story, and a suitably bleak world-view. But Andy Murray thinks it’s just trying too hard

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The Year of the Sex Olympics

The Year of the Sex Olympics

It’s official – reality TV is taking over, and this seminal British television drama from the pen of Nigel Kneale predicted it all over forty years ago. Andy Murray looks back over the groundbreaking series – with a bit of help from the writer himself

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