Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Well, it’s surely the collaboration we’ve all been waiting for, isn’t it? Roald Dahl’s twisted, brilliant words married with the warped imagination of Tim Burton is a confection worth savouring – but somehow, Laurence Boyce can’t help feeling a little let down

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Kiss Of Life

Kiss Of Life

There have been several quietly effective low-budget British films over the last year, suggesting a new wave of decent home-grown directors might be on its way. Laurence Boyce reviews the debut film from young Brit director Emily Young

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Companion

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Companion

It may be one of the most influential horror films of all time, but until now The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has received relatively little critical attention. This new book sets out to change all that – but Laurence Boyce finds there’s something missing

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Tales from Development Hell

Tales from Development Hell

The history of the cinema is littered with projects which tantalisingly never quite made it to the big screen. Laurence Boyce reviews a new book which aims to round-up some of the most intriguing in one concise package

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Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation

Sofia Coppola’s long-awaited follow-up to The Virgin Suicides has wowed the critics, delighted audiences and might even bag Bill Murray his first Oscar. Laurence Boyce enjoys a story of two lost souls in Tokyo

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An Interview with Maggie Gyllenhall

Before Secretary, Maggie Gyllenhall was a relatively unknown actress with a string of well-regarded indie films under her belt. Now Hollywood is knocking on her door. With the film’s imminent release on DVD, Laurence Boyce met her to discuss sex, sado-masochism and satire

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Movie Poster

Movie Poster

The line between advertising and art in cinema has always been a fine one, and nowhere is this more obvious than the film poster. Laurence Boyce reviews a new book which explores the history of this "underappreciated art form"

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Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Peter Biskind’s sensational account of American cinema in the 60s and 70s won him many fans but few friends in Hollywood. Now the book has been turned into a documentary by the BBC, but Laurence Boyce thinks it’s become a victim of its own success

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