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Five American Civil War movies worth seeing

30 Sep 2016

With Free State of Jones failing to set the box office alight, here are some better takes on the conflict

The movies love war, and since the history of movies is tied up with the history of America, you might think that there are a lot of great films about America's own Civil War. Yet there aren't. While the war itself contained plenty of incidents you…


30 Sep 20164 stars

The Brothers Gallagher are at the heart of this raucously entertaining and insightful doc from Mat Whitecross

After the tabloid peak, the slump into trad-rock drudgery and the not-before-time split, does anything else need saying about Oasis? Disarming most doubts, a resounding 'Yes' is offered by this richly sourced, highly watchable documentary...

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

28 Sep 20162 stars

Disappointing fantasy from director Tim Burton that's sporadically enlivened by a fun turn from Eva Green

On paper the union of director Tim Burton and screenwriter Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black) sounds like a match made in Goth heaven, especially considering the adapted source material is a bestselling fantasy book by Ransom Riggs about a group of…

Filming the Bard: how the Royal Shakespeare Company brings live theatre to the big screen

27 Sep 2016

John Wyver talks about the joys and challenges of bringing theatrical shows to cinematic life

Transmitting a stage play to cinemas and theatre across Europe is a lot more involved than you might think. We talk to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Director of Screen Productions, John Wyver, about why it takes over 50 people to make it happen.

Preview: All Night Horror Madness at Cameo Cinema

27 Sep 2016

The Fly, Day of the Dead, Miracle Mile and more to screen at nocturnal scare-fest

'It's definitely something everyone should do at least once,' says Matt Palmer, the deranged mastermind of All Night Horror Madness. As the name suggests, it's a nocturnal marathon of movie mayhem: five horror films screened…