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The Theory of Everything

James Marsh’s biopic of Steven Hawking takes as its primary source his wife Jane’s published accounts of her life with the world-renowned scientist; from the early days of his academic development of the black hole theorem, and the tragic onset of motor neurone disease from which he famously suffers. Eddie Redmayne’s intense, physically demanding performance […]

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Cult Column

Auteur extraordinaire and self-publicising egomaniac Quentin Tarantino has announced his intention to retire after his 10th film, to the surprise and disbelief of many. During a recent Q&A for his new western, The Hateful Eight, he declared ‘I don’t think you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off.’ Probably a smart […]

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Gone Girl

David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling book is an undoubted triumph; a brutal, expertly judged suspense thriller and a flawless character study. Rosamund Pike plays the Gone Girl, Amy Dunne – a cool, ‘complicated’ former Yale graduate, now Missouri housewife, and Ben Affleck her husband Nick Dunne. The discovery and investigation into her disappearance […]

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Magic In The Moonlight

Woody Allen’s latest effort employs the French Riviera of the 1920s as a backdrop for his tale of magicians and frauds.