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Films

How the film industry has evolved

How the film industry has evolved

By on 20 October 2014

From the first motion capture cameras to 1080p upscaling, the world of films has come a long way since the 1890s. We chart the journey.

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The prodigal guide to attending the Oscars

The prodigal guide to attending the Oscars

By on 2 March 2014

Ben Oliver attends the BAFTAs. So you don’t have to.

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Rush: The review

Rush: The review

By on 3 September 2013

Ron Howard’s gritty, entertaining telling of the Hunt/Lauda battle for the 1976 F1 world championship lives up to our hopes.

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The 10 most paranoid thrillers of the ’70s

The 10 most paranoid thrillers of the ’70s

By on 31 July 2013

We take a look at the best – but least celebrated – genre of ’70s Hollywood: the paranoid conspiracy thriller.

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Three things wrong with Iron Man Three

Three things wrong with Iron Man Three

By on 1 May 2013

Tony Stark’s latest outing may be slick and great fun but The Prodigal Fool reckons it suffers from three fundamental flaws.

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The three things wrong with Skyfall

The three things wrong with Skyfall

By on 21 January 2013

Skyfall has been a phenomenal success at the box office and rightly so. Many have called it the best Bond film ever made. Perhaps it is but, despite that, there are three things about the film that bothered us as we left the cinema and have been eating away at us ever since.

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Prometheus: The debate starts here

Prometheus: The debate starts here

By on 25 July 2012

If you haven’t yet had a chance to see Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, what are you doing wasting time on the Internet? Step away from the laptop and get yourself to a cinema right away. Whatever you do, don’t read this post: it’s chock full of spoilers. On the other hand, if you have seen it, then dive on in. We have A LOT to talk about…

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